Congratulations on winning Zealous Stories: Short Film! Your winning film, ‘HOMEBOUND’, is an experimental documentary which explores a retrospective look at the first lockdown. How did you find making work about such a difficult time?
It was a total rollercoaster actually with a real mixture of emotions! I think I’m always someone who needs a coping mechanism when something bad is happening so the film was a great creative outlet for that. On the one side making the film was like therapy for myself, my producer, and contributors as it felt like we weren’t alone in our struggles. We were connected by being disconnected and it enabled us to process what has happened, see the bigger picture, and feel connected to the world around us. The film focused our minds on what truly matters. It did also at times become quite heavy mentally, going over the same distressing stories and feeling like I was stuck in time.