So, I’ve finally admitted to myself that I’m a senior. I’ve finally bought my cap and gown (although I am referring to them as my “dress robes” and the g-word is now codename “Yule Ball”). Even with these grown up accoutrements, I feel like a little girl wearing my older sister’s graduation gear. It feels like yesterday that she was graduating from this very place (even though it was 6 years ago…).
Currently, I only have 4 weeks left, but this year has definitely been filled with some of my favorite memories. Being film director has been a wild and crazy ride. I’ve met some absolutely bonkers people, and seen some really not wonderful movies (You Again, I’m looking at you). But I will never forget the people who I spent all those hours in Grafton with. I think that in an organization that remains so constant, it’s really the people in it who make each year so different and special. I’d love to think that I made UPB’s life a bit more interesting this year and added something that no one else could.
I’ve had numerous people reassure me that everything turns out ok in the end, but I think I just don’t want to see the end. Currently, almost everything in my life is in flux; things are changing from one moment to the next. One thing that I can rely on is that I will never forget this year.
~Kelly McKew, Director of Film