In my new short film, “Everything Is As It Should Be,” a meditation guide leads us through the past year of the pandemic.
The film examines what mindfulness looks like in practice during a time like this. Shot entirely over Zoom with just me in New Jersey and my actress friend, Giselle, in Los Angeles, the making of this film is an ode to creating something out of nothing in a very nothing year.
I imagine this past year might not feel so different for others who live with an illness like myself. The isolation, the hyper-awareness of the body. The feeling that we should be using this time to make ourselves better.
With this film, I wanted to explore growth as something cyclical—it rises and falls like the breath. It is made up of so many specific and imperfect moments that we cannot see it for ourselves.
As it seems like we’re just starting to (maybe) think about the possibility of beginning to (someday) consider trying to process what life has been like on Earth since March 2020, I propose that it might feel good to have a little laugh about it.
I hope you enjoy it: