Last year, I was a first-time nominee for my short documentary, Facing Fear. Amidst the hoopla of press, screenings, parties and rubbing shoulders with celebrities, it was tough at times to keep perspective as to why I actually made the film in the first place.
I fretted over what to say to Christian Bale, seated at my table at the Oscars luncheon. I worried about my wardrobe in TV interviews. I stressed over securing tickets for crew to the actual Academy Award ceremony.