September 07, 2023

The Five Shorts Project with Shameka Sawyer | Creating Accessible Filmmaking to Amplify Emerging Voices

By Adeptus Staff

Today on Adeptus On-Air, host Michael Hoffman chats with Shameka Sawyer, executive director of the 5 Shorts Project, a non-profit dedicated to nurturing local filmmakers on their creative journeys. Shameka guides Michael through the mission of the 5 Shorts Project, sharing how it empowers underrepresented filmmakers through invaluable mentorships, abundant resources, and a dedicated platform for showcasing their finished films. She shares the process of crafting short films, and the skill set participants acquire under the guidance of 5 Shorts. Listen in to hear ultimate joy in the filmmaking process at 5 Shorts, her candid reflections on the pros and cons of social media in the industry, and her perspective on the future of The Five Shorts Project as it continues to pave the way for vibrant new voices in the world of filmmaking.


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