BUST brand is the groundbreaking, original women’s lifestyle magazine and website that is unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, influential young women. BUST chose to republish the article Charlotte wrote for The Light Leaks on their website. Check out a snippet from it below:
"A rainbow of shotgun homes whipped past the window of our rental car. Maria Marrone, my production designer and honorary DJ, turned up the Beatles as we sped through the battered New Orleans streets and onto the highway. My director of photography, Joshua Herzog, nodded off in the passenger seat. An array of lighting gels and gaff tape jutted out from the backseat and lightly licked his arm.
The pre-production process, filled with hiccups and sleepless nights, had worn us down before we even began. After locations falling through, our lead actor dropping only a week before production, and watching the money we raised quickly draining from our account, it was a miracle we were there. I sent up a prayer, thanking whatever spiritual unknown that may have helped us along the way."
The Light Leaks is a website created to support, empower, and educate female and non-gender conforming filmmakers. Over the Summer of 2017, The Light Leaks teamed up with Hello, My Friendby collaborating with director, Charlotte Manning. The Light Leaks gave Charlotte a platform to share her experiences on set, while also showcasing a trailer of Hello, My Friend at their first event, Lens Flare, which featured a selection of shorts and written work by women and gender-nonconforming artists.