Who are you and what’s your filmmaking background?
My name is Marcy Stone-Francois. I’m a Seattle native, and I started making films at the age of 13. I studied art and animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts and in 2012 I graduated from the Film & Video program at Seattle Central Community College.
What are you working on right now?
Currently, I am working on a series of short documentaries for Crosscut News about homeless kids living in Seattle.
What do you want the audience to take away from your films?
Although we all have very different experiences in our individual lives, I think there are certain experiences that we can all relate to and empathize with. I try to describe those experiences in a way that is artistically compelling.
What currently inspires you?
Old mediums. I’m really interested in combining film and video formats from the past with current ones. There is something nostalgic about VHS and Super 8 film that I would like to explore and work with in the near future.
What’s your best advice for an aspiring filmmaker?
Do your research, and plan out everything. You need to really know what you want to make before you begin. Think about every shot, every location, every edit, how long it will all take – everything. Things may change in the process, but you should begin with a road map. Also, be realistic about what you can accomplish.
Marcy won The 2014 International Documentary Challenge for her film, Nobody Loves Joel Romeo. This film is currently competing to win The Audience Awards Best Of 2014 Showcase. Click on the link to view this fun, short doc made in five short days and vote. Also, Follow Marcy’s career at The Audience Awards.
For more information on Marcy Stone-Francois visit: www.marcystonefrancois.com.
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