SheTravels from behind the video camera; Liam’s Thoughts on the Project
I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when Sara, whom I’d only met once, asked me if I’d be interested in helping her film a project called She Travels. I have a policy of generally saying yes to creative projects when they’re put together by good people. So I said yes.
Being the only guy involved made me apprehensive. I worried that I would prevent some participants from truly opening up, but after seeing/hearing what all these lovely women had to say, I don’t think there was any holding back. There’s something memorable and inspiring about being in the company of someone sharing the most intimate, personal and powerful moments of their life, especially when I’ve only just met them. It’s a brave thing to do in any context, but when there’s lights, two cameras and three people listening to you, I assume the pressure intensifies. So well done, to everyone who opened up and shared with us.
As a documentary filmmaker, I love hearing and sharing people’s stories, but I know that I owe them the same level of sincerity when I’m editing 3 hours of footage into a digestible 3/4 minute clip. To everyone who opened up, I hope I did your story justice. I won’t be able to include everything, and for that I apologize. I just hope that everyone feels richer, stronger, healthier, and happier after participating in the She Travels project. I know I do.