I came to InFocus with some experience in filmmaking, but from a decade ago. After writing, directing and acting in mostly theatre, I wanted two things from InFocus: 1. to kick-start myself back into shooting and telling stories for the screen, and 2. I wanted to find a community of like-minded filmmakers; InFocus gave me both and more. The instruction, encouragement and support I received is invaluable. If you have any hesitation– just do it! Take the program that speaks to you, jump in, and you will find yourself swimming with new friends and collaborators. In the end, I co-directed a film of which I’m very proud, but moreover, I made new friends, willing to embark on new filmmaking adventures.