Jules RT6-7268So there I am, naked, well mostly.  The most naked I’ve ever been publicly for sure.  The palest, skinniest girl on the beach, with the 12 year old’s body, never had the guts to really let it all hang out.  Yet just a few days ago, a la Facebook, there I was, 40 years old, just about naked.

I’m starting a new business.  I’m in the business of making people freak out at how amazing they are and how amazingly awesome they can look.  I will fight the good fight, every day, to help people fulfill the fantasy of seeing themselves the way they should be seen… through their own eyes, the only eyes that know their own soul, so intimately.

As a director, I’ve never asked an actor to do anything that I wouldn’t be willing to do myself.  If someone had to fall off that cliff first, I did it.  If I had to drown in a river of muck, so be it.   Well I’m asking people to pose for me, in the most intimate way, so stripping off the ties that bind seemed an appropriate way to get started.

My husband worries, as well he should, that I might be judged.  We live in a small town, and so far I’ve received nothing but support, support for my films (horror or otherwise), support for my dreams of a children’s theater camp, a film festival, a chance at doing theater, a studio to call my own…  I’m a lucky girl surrounded by inspiring people.

My life has changed so much.  The last decade feels like a blur.  From unmarried to married with two kids, a button pusher to a producer/director, no direction to too many to count… Life has definitely changed.

I live every day in the moment because these moments are overwhelmingly magical.  I feel energized at the thought of seeing delight glow in a stranger’s eyes and even more so in the eyes of my friends.

At this point in my life, the most liberated and confident I’ve ever been, I’m willing to put it all on the line.  I want to build a place where we can all feel naked, accepted and at our very best, no matter what the world has to say.  I know, in the depths of my soul, that I’m not alone.