Every summer, I’m privileged to work with the IndieFlix Interns, a group of self-starting business lovers who are motivated and passionate. They’re fearless. They have a thirst to learn. And while they have shown up once or twice a little "slow" after a late night out or sometimes pay too much attention to their phones, they makes summer really fun.
My favorite aspect of the program is listening to their ideas, which sometimes need coaxing. The teacher in me surfaces as I try to inspire these young adults to speak openly and confidently about their ideas, which are always fresh if not sometimes shocking. Watching them grow throughout the summer is inspiring.
They leave here knowing more about filmmaking to distribution and everything in between. Many of them happen to be in film school, so the fact that they get to go back to school and share with their class and professors is really special.
It’s not camp, although it sometimes feels like it. My hope is that they go out into the world and make a meaningful contribution whereby we all benefit. It stimulates and re-energizes us as a company and for sure they make us laugh. I appreciate every summer particularly because of our interns. I learn so much from them therefore we celebrate them and wish them well.