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“When you are married to someone famous, people know you, but they are not really seeing you.” – Patti Scialfa

This is a story about women involved with successful musicians.
From the outside looking in, we can only imagine how difficult it might be to hold on to any sense of your own identity, while walking beside some of the most relevant artists of our time.
We examine who these women are in their own right – why they are remarkable and what they would tell other women who dream to walk in their shoes.
Tackling the realities of these relationships and how they make it work together – while doing their own thing.
Today is the time of the woman – we want to celebrate autonomy, freedom and self determination as seen through the eyes of these ‘women strong.’

Directed by: Kim Laureen

We are seeking subjects for interviews and seeking funding. Please contact us with interest and suggestions.

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Ruffled sass.

Shot in Palm Springs, California for Lululemon Ambassador and Golf Professional: Hannah Dirksen

Letting the subject naturally move in and out of a shot is key in cinematography. The same goes for fabric, a signature style of mine is letting the fabric flow and speak for itself. I always aim to add this texture and depth to film.

The song is, “Shameless” by Lissie. The backstory is remaining natural and not conforming to society’s beauty standards.

I hope women will always encourage their girls to be part of a sport. It keeps you busy, teaches you about respecting your body, and gives you a place to fit in.

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UPDATE

“To be or not to be”

Syd Barrett, photograph by Mick Rock

Things may appear at a standstill at Fresh Independence, but behind the scenes we are full steam ahead.

Securing cast for, ‘Love Yourself More’ has been an uphill climb as we establish contacts and connections in a world we are not always so closely linked to.

Additionally we are in the process of becoming an official production company and find ourselves knee deep in the development stages of a handful of key projects.

In the next couple weeks we begin our annual road trip to California where we will storyboard, film, and dry out our bones from the wet soils of Vancouver, Canada.

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Day Two and Three: Behind The Scenes LA

We woke up to the eternal youth of the one and only Michael Des Barres knocking on our door looking for a cup of coffee. Sitting down and talking with this man whose stories are animated, exuberant and filled with a confidence that time has brought him to the very place he was meant to be. Challenging us to see with our hearts and not with any preconceived notions of whom others might be. 

a kim laureen & michael des barres

I’m on a journey and I do not judge or condemn. I’ve been sober for 30 plus years but I can’t tell someone else not to do something, I can only live by the example that anything is possible.

Pamela Des Barres 1

If these walls could talk…

On a sleepy Los Angeles afternoon we entered the home of rock groupie Miss Pamela Des Barres. Apparent that there was no vacancy left to be a fly on the wall dressed in yellow and teal hangings of self-portraits, Elvis, Walt Whitman, Jesus, The GTO’s, and a photograph with Dylan. So much life yet a solace melancholy filled the room, maybe to realize that life with a musician is more of a dream.

The way I see it, we were their muses and they needed us.

Blue and Wes

In Studio City we went back to the time when rock & roll lit up the Sunset Strip with an energy that was as flamboyant and crude as there ever might be. We sat down with Blue Dixon who is not afraid to tell it like it is and reflects on the fact that as women we need to have each other’s back because it can be a cruel, dark world otherwise. Stories of life on the road and how she became an unwelcome member on the tour bus by speaking her mind.

This bus don’t roll until we drop the hoe off at the Texaco.

Suzette and Wes

Next stop Marina Del Rey and the charms of Dee & Suzette Snider who show us that perseverance, will and determination are the key to longevity.

No man was ever going to stand in my way. I love Dee but I don’t need him.

Dee and Suzette Snider

Each artistic encounter brings another perspective to the equation as we seek to answer the question ‘does or can’ real love exist in this industry. What is love to each person and is the end result fuelled by chance or choice. 

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