Cie Peterson of Connecticut – Content Creator/Director – Member of WIFVNE
What’s the best part about your work?
Collaboration. Negotiating myriad points-of-view can be challenging, but it is also invigorating, rewarding, and divine.
What challenges have you’ve faced in this industry as a woman?
My biggest challenge remains just working. Creating/finding/securing opportunities to direct in the Hartford area can feel like swimming against the tide, which, honestly, gets exhausting. Then the work actually comes, and it’s exhilarating.
In the age of #MeToo & #TimesUp, what do you hope to see happening in the future for women in our industry?
I think the hope we all have is for opportunity to avail itself to everyone without regard for gender, sexual preference, color, ethnicity, or age!
What’s one way you would suggest people “Change the Lens”?
Every time someone unexpected does something of quality and value, audiences and greenlighters alike will seek out more of those kinds of people. Changing perceptions is nearly always an exercise in slow and steady winning the race through good work, good effort, and good results.
What advice would you give to a new female filmmaker?
Be authentic, tenacious, professional, smart and utterly honest with yourself and others. And ALWAYS treat other people as you would like them to treat you.
What goals do you have for this year?
To work more and to use my directing skills to shine a much more visible and much more positive light on my adopted hometown of Hartford.
Upcoming Events or Announcements? What are you working on?
HUGE event/announcement is the March 10 screening of my production company’s second digital series A Coupla Pros. Can’t make it? – and/or want to support our efforts? – pre-order the entire first season for only $20, and begin binge watching it on March 11. Purchase tickets and/or the season at cloudsandawaffle.com/premiere
How can your fans find you!?
@cloudsandawaffle on IG and FB, cloudsandawaffle.com, and Clouds and a Waffle on YouTube