academy for the arts

#REALTALK… how has sense8 never won an editing award? in fact, it’s never even been Nominated for an editing award… like?? a series featuring Eight leads from Eight different cities across the globe (all filmed ON LOCATION, with multiple global film crews!!) who literally weave in + out of each other’s environments, seamlessly taking over each other’s bodies + minds, all while trying to act without suspicion in their own real world surroundings… joseph jett sally, joe hobeck, fiona colbeck and their entire editing teams make this pseudo-time-travel, out-of-body plot device feel tangible and easy to follow, without ever making the audience feel lost or confused on which character to focus on… and none of this has ever been given any recognition within the industry. i am….. disgusted.

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The Oscars’ “In Memoriam” tribute left out trans actress Alexis Arquette

  • In an interview with ABC News, Patricia Arquette chided the Academy for leaving out her sister Alexis Arquette, a transgender actress and activist with credits in movies like Pulp Fiction and The Wedding Singer.
  • “I was really pissed off the academy left out my sister Alexis in the memoriam, because Alexis had a great body of work, but Alexis was one of very few trans artists that worked in the business,” she told the outlet.
  • Arquette died in September after battling what People later identified as an “AIDS-related illness.” Read more (2/27/17 2:24 PM)
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Some of my more recent work all placed together!

Going into the rest of this year I’m planning on going more full time with my freelancing, so ADs and galleries feel free to reach out to me at samanthamashillustration@gmail.com

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