to my mom, and the reason why i think i became a filmmaker

A film for mother's day, but also a historical and (implicit) explanation as to why I think I ended up becoming a filmmaker after years of thinking I wanted to be anything-else-but as my career.

I recently got all of my parents' mini dv tapes digitized for a different project, and haven't really got to sit down and watch through them all until a couple days ago. I am proud to know that the things that make me feel like 'Izzy' are so evidently the product of what my parents imbued in me since I was a baby (and that are shown here) – art, exploration, appreciation for slower moments. I am so lucky to have lived this childhood.

I owe it all to them. Happy mother's day, Mama.

p.s. I think my dad my made me a filmmaker because he kept giving me the camera.

a film by Izzy Rael

Short Documentary

Visual Diary

Director / Cinematographer