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How rejection got my first feature film produced
Episode 530th March 2023 • Confessions of an Aging Ingenue • Jenni Tooley
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In this Vintage 2019 Episode I'm coming at you from the Women Texas Film Festival of STUCK*!

This episode is all about how I ended up fundraising for STUCK in spite of all the "no's" and "you can't possibly make this happens".  It's about resilience, adaptation, and listening to your intuition- and following through on what you hear.

Did you know that I applied for an Austin Film Society grant 3 years in a row during various stages of STUCK's process and was rejected every time??? Yep! Thank you AFS-- and other granting orgs-- for those rejections.  It really galvanized me and made me think more creatively about how to get where we needed to go.  

Letting go of the power that the big orgs that "we should go to get money" or be a part of has helped me realize how powerful we actually are when we are doing the right things for who we are.

Unedited.  Uncensored. Just Jenni.

*STUCK is my first feature film as a visionary tiny budget indie filmmaker. It can be streamed on platforms around the world including Prime, Apple TV+, and Tubi TV.