Why is collaborating important to you?
HC: Collaborating is important as it opens your eyes to all forms of creativity, whilst being able to celebrate each other’s differences.
I love seeing other creatives working in their element and being amazed at their talent. Coming together it can produce something magical!
JL: Collaborating for me opens up many new possibilities and stretches my mind into the realms of creativity. The collaborative process can be more work, time consuming and frustrating but the final product is always much better!
How has working with friends who are creative helped you?
HC: It has helped me open my eyes to other forms of creativity that is not film, and you can cover each other’s weaknesses.
JL: My skill set of presenting to camera and styling is obviously quite niche so working with friends is always so much fun. Their honesty is always much appreciated from telling me that the "food needs something more" to “Jacob stop saying “Delicious!”. Besides this, it's such a fun experience when shooting!
Have you ever felt your creativity made you feel isolated or different or misunderstood?
HC: Yes, definitely! There are many times where I’ve felt like I’ve had to do it all by myself, which can feel stressful.
JL: Yes! However, I am in control of my creativity, creativity is not in control of me. I use my creativity in every day to day life. I am different and unique, that’s what makes my creativity original. My originality is a gift!
Have you found ways to overcome that feeling?
HC: Not being afraid to ask for help is something I have come to terms with especially in my creative life. And it just happens to be that the right person at the right time will turn up to get the job done! Surrounding myself with lots of friends who work in the film industry majorly helps you to not feel isolated. And luckily they are some of my best friends, so it’s easy to ask for help!