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Canada
I enjoy drawing and sketching, and creating my own stories.
I enjoy filming and editing. I am a filmmaker.
I enjoy taking photos of family and random curious things.
I enjoy dancing and singing.
I enjoy chilling on Deviant Art. Your ARTwork inspires me everyday.

I am a Cree First Nations Woman living in Winnipeg.
I am currently working in my local Film Industry.
You can view the work I film on my Youtube, link below.
You can see updates for Film Projects on our FACEBOOK page - JJNeepinFilms
---> www.facebook.com/JJNeepin

Cheers,
JJ
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I wish I had more positive things to say. Often I am very positive, or I try to be. But today, I feel, not worth much.

I am a filmmaker and as such I will send my films to festivals to hopefully be screened. I'm still emerging so I realize that I have lots to learn, skills to hone, enhance my craft, etc etc.
It's the rejection from these festivals that really hurts. Especially the more 'progressive' ones that I feel should really support budding/minority filmmakers like me. I understand that being these 3 things ( aboriginal, female, emerging) shouldn't give me a free pass..I get that, however - our industry is really lacking diversity and when you're a festival that boasts you show the 'minority' filmmaker - and then don't? It's frustrating.
I understand, I really do. You want to show quality, the best of the best, I get that.
I just want a chance though, my film..isn't super great. I know that. I wish I did better on it, but it is, what it is.
I think, if you truly support 'minority' filmmakers, then create a category for us to fill.
That way on a program it will nicely say 'they are newbies..some of it is gonna suck, but there's potential, that's why they are here and why you are watching".
I dunno, maybe I'm just mad. Angry that the said no, so I am building a justification why I should've been picked. (yes I, not the film, but me.....me, pick me!) It's disheartening when no one likes what you've done.

But y'know what kind of urks me the most - this festival (gave us $) to do this film. I would think you want to showcase what your money bought. Show you support your filmmakers. Again...I'm just frustrated.
There are still other festivals to get back to us..but I am so...disappointed in myself. It's like a weird 'it's my fault' I wasn't picked. I didn't work hard enough. No good. Give up. Stop, just..go away.
  • Mood: Rejected
  • Listening to: Hannibal Soundtrack
  • Reading: Gods Like us
  • Watching: NBC's Hannibal
  • Eating: rice cakes
  • Drinking: coffee

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I wish I had more positive things to say. Often I am very positive, or I try to be. But today, I feel, not worth much.

I am a filmmaker and as such I will send my films to festivals to hopefully be screened. I'm still emerging so I realize that I have lots to learn, skills to hone, enhance my craft, etc etc.
It's the rejection from these festivals that really hurts. Especially the more 'progressive' ones that I feel should really support budding/minority filmmakers like me. I understand that being these 3 things ( aboriginal, female, emerging) shouldn't give me a free pass..I get that, however - our industry is really lacking diversity and when you're a festival that boasts you show the 'minority' filmmaker - and then don't? It's frustrating.
I understand, I really do. You want to show quality, the best of the best, I get that.
I just want a chance though, my film..isn't super great. I know that. I wish I did better on it, but it is, what it is.
I think, if you truly support 'minority' filmmakers, then create a category for us to fill.
That way on a program it will nicely say 'they are newbies..some of it is gonna suck, but there's potential, that's why they are here and why you are watching".
I dunno, maybe I'm just mad. Angry that the said no, so I am building a justification why I should've been picked. (yes I, not the film, but me.....me, pick me!) It's disheartening when no one likes what you've done.

But y'know what kind of urks me the most - this festival (gave us $) to do this film. I would think you want to showcase what your money bought. Show you support your filmmakers. Again...I'm just frustrated.
There are still other festivals to get back to us..but I am so...disappointed in myself. It's like a weird 'it's my fault' I wasn't picked. I didn't work hard enough. No good. Give up. Stop, just..go away.
  • Mood: Rejected
  • Listening to: Hannibal Soundtrack
  • Reading: Gods Like us
  • Watching: NBC's Hannibal
  • Eating: rice cakes
  • Drinking: coffee
Rejection hurts. I knew my stuff wasn't good enough, but I dared to hope. But what hurts most I was rejected by people who helped me...they helped me make it and then when I give it to them, they don't want it. F*ck.
Applications hurt my heart. Look at me!! Judge me!! WANT ME NOW!!! and such n' such..
Young Mads Mikkelsen by JJNeeps
Young Mads Mikkelsen
I've been watching #hannibal and as a result I've got the whole fandom in my brain. So I figured I'd get some of it out of my system by drawing. Wasn't working, so I took a stab at drawing Mads Mikkelsen, referencing that 'young' version photo.
I don't normally do portraits, or rather I don't practice it enough because I think I suck at it.
But I was proud of how this came out. Pardon the square version, I used my phone and took it from my instagram.
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Looking forward to your future works.
Cheers! - JJ
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