Teena and I met 4 years ago while she was shadowing Sista Otis, Teena was filming Otis for a documentary about the original good time girl. Over the course of the next few months I saw a lot of Teena due to my interactions with Otis. Teena was cool, ballsy brash camera gal with a quick wit and an amazing eye. Oh and she rode a motorcycle, how cool is that?
Anyways, we kept in contact and I had heard murmurs of a documentary she was working on. I was keenly interested in knowing more about it and possibly helping her promote it. Flash forward to a few weeks ago, I was able to scoop her up just before the premiere AND got a personal screening just before our interview.
Jane Of All Trades: The Rise & Fall Of The Michigan Film Incentive is a short, but powerful documentary all about how the invocation and quick revocation of the film incentive effected the state of Michigan. The lives that it helped both build and ruin, it’s infuriating living in such a short sighted state.
Most of you all know how bad Michigan is economically. That we as a state are desperate for some type of industry. The automotive complex let us down, it was designed to fail eventually. So we got a shot at having something new, an industry that doesn’t just employ a single skill set of workers. No the film industry would put to work EVERYONE. Think about how many career types are needed to make a movie production run.
Anyways, sit back and listen to what we have to say about the film.
It premieres at the Main Art Theater in Royal Oak on Thursday September 6th 2012 at 8pm.
LINKSJane Of All Trades website Chris-Teena on facebook
Music PlayedMano Kane – Last Laugh Tony Allotta – Love Is The Reason