How did you get started producing?
I got started in film about 8 years ago when my world was falling apart and I had to take some time to find out what my passion and where my life needed to go. I started to spend a lot of time with film festivals and analyzing film. I started to get into producing once I realized I have a passion for that part of filmmaking more than any other part of the process. I love bringing people together and seeing how all the pieces fit together as well. I produce because I love seeing something come out of nothing and working with people who have qualities that I don't to make something great and make a difference to someone else.
How did you first get involved in Hard-ish Bodies?
Mike asked me to help with merchandising and email lists... Then I fell in love with the team, the message, and the show.
How has it’s message about body positivity affected you?
I have always doubted myself, not pretty enough, not thin enough, not this, not that, lots of self hate. I helped out with the last run of the live show, and realized that I am sexy baby... Roxy really helped me realize that, the changes are small but, they are there. I was blown away by how much each show affected me in a different way, and helped me to realize that I do have a lot to offer, and that I don't always have to be in the background. It has helped my self esteem immensely. I am more like Roxy than the other girls and am so happy to be that way! ROXY ROCKS!
What do you think about crowdfunding on Seed&Spark so far? Best parts? Worst parts?
I love that seed and spark gives you the step by step way to succeed in crowdfunding. Umm....... worrying about who to ask!
When do you feel your sexiest?
I feel sexiest when I find that certain dress that hugs in the right places without being too tight, with a nice pair of heels and somewhere nice to go.
What would be your stripper name?
Stephanie was born and raised in Austin, Texas. A true local, she loves the independent film and music industry here and has served as a filmmaker liaison with the Austin Film Festival since 2009. Her background includes a degree in English with a film theory and criticism emphasis from Texas State University. Stephanie has been a part of films and webseries such as Synkhole, Love's Labour's Lost, #ATown, upcoming project Dawg Daze, and various other shorts. When she is not doing something film related, she is spending time with friends that play in the local music industry, spending time with her son, and writing.