Lauren Howes works as the Executive Director at CFMDC (www.cfmdc.org). Originally hailing from the unceded territory of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, and is fifth generation settler on the matriarchal line. Howes has worked in an Executive Management capacity in the not-for-profit sector for the past twenty years. When not busy as an arts administrator, there is occasional dabbling in glass blowing, film related productions, and long bike rides. Through work in film distribution, (before Covid) curated and presented screenings for events and markets in Vancouver, Toronto, Dublin, Hamburg, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, London, Glasgow, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Bangalore, Jakarta and Tokyo.
Why did you get involved in this project?
Invited by Midi.
Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?
Deadlines work for me, helped!
How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?
Was a factor in attracting me to the project, so very appealing, less intimidating, less pressure to anticipate what kind of project “we” would make.
Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?
If you worked on several videos, what kept you coming back for more and how many did you do?
I did two projects, the first was written, I felt I could easily shoot with my limited skills and wanted to do more so signed on to a second project, also because I loved the concept.