I was hired by the National Film Board of Canada to attend and assist at a Filmmaker's digital workshop. I was paired with a small team and over the course of 5 days we were tasked with brainstorming ways to extend an upcoming documentary film, Sundance Film Festival official selection My Prairie Home, into some kind of online experience. The film is a documentary-musical featuring the life and music of Rae Spoon, a talented transgender Canadian musician. I had the pleasure of working with Rae and Filmmaker Chelsea McMullan on a website concept where teens and preteens could come to write, create, post and swap their music in Rae's Galaxy and find other like-minded musicians to collaborate with in a welcoming environment. The quirky collage feel was inspired by Rae's never ending imagination and Rae's own bravery in being open and true to oneself – both personally and musically.
On the last day of the workshop we presented a proof-of-concept working prototype to the NFB team. While the visual design was only in a very rudimentary stage, the process was intense, fun and very inspiring.