DreamWorks was my first (& only) job outta college. I interned twice in school and had amazing opportunities to learn and meet some incredible humans - so when I graduated, even though I wanted to return someday, I was mostly just thankful. Two weeks after graduation, they called. They wanted me back.
And I stuck around. It’s been over 5 years since I first (nervously) arrived at the studio for my interview. It’s been over 5 years since my hiring manager asked me, “What’s your favorite DreamWorks movie?” and I instantly lost ALL my chill and excitedly squeaked, “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON.”
Over the last 5 years, I have deeply felt our collective triumphs and failures. I have celebrated and mourned wholeheartedly along with this family, my family. I have had the privilege of befriending some of the smartest, most talented and creative people in the business. I’ve gotten to do some of the coolest, randomest things (figure out how to send cookie dough to a celebrity, interview benedict cumberbatch for a tumblr q&a, wear the Belt character costume, perform the penguin shake, post from backstage at Cannes, use a FAX MACHINE, etc.) but I think one of the biggest honors I’ve had in my time at DreamWorks Animation has been participating in some of the BEST fan communities ever. When I get to work on things like Dragons or Voltron that have communities of fans that feel like family, that set the internet figuratively on fire with excitement, my job becomes so ridiculously fun. I’ve really enjoyed geeking out with you, lurking quietly (haha) between movies or season drops, and even meeting a few of you in person.
I don’t really know where my career path takes me from here. I know my time at the studio is limited given the Comcast acquisition, but there’s still a possibility I’ll get to work on DWA films from the Universal side. (What ELSE am I going to do with the vast archive of dragon information sitting in my brain??) It’s all still kind of up in the air right now. So I wanted to take a moment to be thankful to you guys for everything. I am incredibly fond of you, and admire your creativity and passion. It’s people like you that keep these movies alive, and make places like tumblr such crazy fun to hang out in.
Me before Sherlock:
Who is this Bumblebee Cabbagepatch?
*Watches all 3 seasons on Netflix* *buys merch* *constantly quotes Sherlock* *Reads the entire collection of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes* *Sees all movies/shows with all involved Sherlock cast members*
Who is this Benedict Cumberpatch?
It's Benedict CumberBATCH! Batch, as in, a batch of freshly baked Christmas murder cookies, you peasant!