What’s the creative process like for you, you seem to be involved in many aspects of production.
When SoulPancake started making video content we had very scant resources and so we each had to be all the things. On those early productions I would be a producer, prop builder, set designer, location scout, accountant, art director, on-camera talent, and writer. All-nighters took on a whole new meaning for us and we worked relentlessly. I now appreciate how important it was that I experienced a bunch of different responsibilities and facets of production. It builds up an appreciation for what each role truly entails. These days when I walk onto our sets, and our producer has taken care of the permits and logistics, and there is a robust crew with a director at the helm, I get a bit choked up with pride. Our little baby of a company has grown so much!
Photography by Layli Samimi