It was out in the desert when filmmaker Minda Martin first caught the movie bug. As a child, she would spend hours envisioning scenes and stories in the vastness of the outdoors.
Lauren Berliner’s love affair with film started in quite the same manner. As an enterprising youngster, she corralled her peers together to “shoot” a movie, a game in which she played the role of director.
“I’d make them act out a movie,” she says. “I don’t know how I got them to do this but this happened on multiple occasions.”
Now, as adults, Martin and Berliner are living out their childhood dreams.