Today Jessie Grosser and I met for a nice catch up today at a lovely cafe called the "Milk Crate" which was a really awesome place with great service and food which was really nice. Jessie currently works at the New Zealand Film Commission in Wellington and we met at the end of last year at Terror-Fi Film Festival which I was volunteering at. Still good friend to today, we try to catch up every month to see how each other are doing and update each other on what projects we are currently working on which is always exciting to hear about.
Today Jessie and I spoke a lot about funding initiatives available and gave me some great advice on furthering my career as a director and producer in the New Zealand Film industry. It is always great to get advice and feedback from someone with industry experience to point you in the right direction when you are unsure what steps to take next. She has been a great mentor to me throughout this year and I have continued to learn more and more from her. Heading toward new and more exciting adventures overseas Jessie will be leaving to the UK soon which I am sad to see her go but excited this new adventure in her life and wish her all the best for the future.