Please tell us about yourself.
I'm 44 years old, living with my two children and partner in a rented cottage in Llandrindod Wells. I've lived in Mid Wales for the last 13 years, having moved here from London, not for any rational reason, like a job, but because I fell in love.
What's your story about?
The story is about trying to make sense of the Nazi Holocaust and the impact it has had on my life as a second generation refugee.
Why did you choose to tell this story?
I don't think I really chose the story. It chose me. How my mother managed her life after fleeing from Germany has had such a profound effect on my thinking that I wanted to take this opportunity to explore the relationship. There is so little time in a three minute film to make an impact so I wanted material that created an immediate intensity of focus and meaning. I wanted the film to communicate in a very personal way the struggle between my internal world and the world around me.
How did you find the workshop experience?
The support and technical expertise from the workshop team was fantastic, it certainly felt great seeing my idea develop over the days and having my writing treated with such care and respect. It was surprising and heartwarming getting to know the other participants, sharing our strengths and frailties. Very inspiring!