When I spoke with Kathleen Davison about Primrose Lane, I honestly didn’t expect to hear a fellow skeptic of supernatural activity talk about a very real and visceral experience with “otherworldly” encounters.
What I expected was a fellow advocate for women in film and diversity in film to speak out about the inequities in the film and Hollywood industry and talk about the changes we would like to see.
I am very glad that I got to have both during my conversation with Kathleen. When we started talking about her film, Primrose Lane, I was fascinated by both her personal journey and by the progress of the film. How it came to be is one of those awesome stories that happen only in the film industry.
Kathleen decided to take action on an opportunity, rather than letting it pass her by, and I believe that is the biggest lesson for everyone looking to get deeper into the film business, or any business for that matter.
When an opportunity presents itself and will allow you to move forward with your dreams, don’t be afraid to actually reach out and grab it. Go ahead and try something out, use the situation to not only grow your career but to explore options you didn’t think would ever come to life.
Kathleen’s story is one of triumph and victories, but also a cautionary tale of what can happen in the blink of an eye. I know it’s so cliche it’ll make you puke, but Seize the Day is something every filmmaker should do.
Thank you, Justin! It was such a pleasure to connect with you.
It was my honor, to be sure! I am very happy to support women in film and the Alliance of Women Directors is an organization that I truly respect and support. I’m still very impressed with how you ran with the idea to take the opportunity to make a film, from just a few camera tests, and bring it to life as well as you did. Very cool stuff!