My interest in movies grew when I would make frequent trips to the local Blockbuster with my dad and we would watch movies every weekend. I always enjoyed watching the movies, but I never really considered the work behind them until I watched The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film was eerily beautiful and I began to pay more attention to the quality of movies I watched. The one thing that distinguishes a film from others is the emotional appeal; I only remember a movie’s lasting effect. Over the years, I have gathered together a list of my personal favorite movies and filmmakers that I admired and aspire to be. Becoming a director or any other film occupation would be my ultimate dream because I would be able to fulfill my artistic passions and enjoy working. I would also be helping to break barriers for women in the film industry and facilitate progress.