Meet the People at The Audience Awards: Kaitlyn Gillespie

August 4, 2014

Introducing Kaitlyn Gillespie, our intern who helps develop short film competitions.

1. Who are you?

My name is Kaitlyn Gillespie. I am a student at the University of Montana and an intern for The Audience Awards. While working at The Audience Awards, I have been able to help with the creation and implementation of competitions whether that is through generating ideas, press releases, categorizing films, or uploading films.

2.  What’s the best part about working for The Audience Awards?

Being a part of the process that goes into making this awesome site. Everybody’s opinions and ideas are valued here, which lends to an explosion of creativity. That makes it a very exciting place to work.

3. Tell us the why you’re excited about what The Audience Awards is building.

The Audience Awards is building a place where one can literally witness creativity in action! The audience gets to witness the unveiling of new competitions, while filmmakers get to hatch their next idea for a film. The audience then gets to view a new batch of outstanding short films that filmmakers poured their creativity and passion into. 

4. What’s something bizarre about yourself.

I’m obsessed with cheesy sci-fi shark attack movies. I’m literally counting down the days til Sharknado 2: The Second One comes out.

5. Do you have a favorite film on the site?

The film Curiosa is my favorite so far. It is oddly beautiful and eerily comforting all at once. I couldn’t take my eyes off it. 

6.What’s an entertainment trend you love right now?

I am loving the musician Hozier at the moment. He’s a big hairy Irish guy with the voice of an angel. What more could you ask for? 

7. Name a few people who inspire you.

Hands down, my parents have inspired me the most. They are the two best people I know and have inspired me to go after my dreams and love life like they do. I also am pretty inspired by the filmmakers who submit to The Audience Awards. Each filmmaker is baring their passion, creativity, and a part of their soul to be loved and judged by complete strangers. That is pretty damn brave, if you ask me. 

The Audience Awards connects filmmakers to audiences.  Vote for your favorite short documentary film today.






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