@chantelclark: Why did you decide to get

@chantelclark: Why did you decide to get into this industry? As a child one of my favorite things to do was to go to my local video store (which then became a DVD store, and sadly finally closed this year) and spend at least an hour finding the perfect film. At the time that meant a film my younger brother and I could watch four or five times over the 48-hour rental period. Later, I looked for DVDs with special features to watch the behind the scenes and turn on the director’s commentary. I was a very serious student at a competitive all-girls school and I never even considered film as a possibility – I was preparing to study economics and dreamt of going to LSE, although my favorite class was theatre. When I was editing a pretty silly promotional video for one of the school’s societies, a classmate made a throwaway comment that I should be a director. I was baffled. How had I never thought about it? At the very last minute I retracted my application to business school and applied to the humanities department of the University of Cape Town to study film instead. For years I had repressed my desire to become a filmmaker because it seemed completely implausible. I soon realized that what I was drawn to, even in a field like economics, were the stories being told about human behavior.
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