I'm happy to announce I've joined Patreon! For those who've supported my work and read my essays over the years, Patreon will be the space going forward to get the most up-to-date content from me. Weekly, you'll have access to essays, you'll get article round-ups with the week's less talked about news and really interesting … Continue reading Support me by becoming a Patron on Patreon
I've seen this buzzword come up a few times in feeds and on social (just glue my hand to my phone at this point). I think it's important to address, especially with my friends and family who hold positions of power and are capable of acting out institutional change. What does "performative activism" mean? It … Continue reading Performative Activism and why it’s not enough
To all my white friends and family who feel attacked right now, I want you to know I see you and I hear you. I don't think it's funny that you feel uncomfortable and I don't think the people taunting you are always justified. I don't expect your blind acceptance and I don't want your … Continue reading For my white friends who feel attacked:
Hi! Just wanted to say it is super okay if talking about race makes you uncomfortable. We are socialized against it using all sorts of nice sounding things like "kids should be colorblind" and "I don't see race." The next step for all of us is acknowledging that those remarks would only be helpful in … Continue reading A Very Very Small Start for Us
In Samantha Stratton's Spinning Out, compassionate storytelling weave the figure skating lives of the Baker women into their reality of living with bipolar disorder. Here's what I think the show did well, and why you should watch.
Anna of Glitter and Lazers hired Invalid Productions to help her create sponsored content for American Eagle. We share some of the behind the scenes tea and what we took from the experience.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/stmarthas Buy or rent this content for less than it costs to get a cup of coffee these days. ($2/$3) St. Martha's is here and now available to rent or purchase on Vimeo OnDemand! Our first direct-to-consumer TV pilot, St. Martha's is a story about St. Martha's is a story about strong women trying to … Continue reading St. Martha’s
Written, directed and produced by Austin female filmmaker, Madie Riley, St. Martha's is the debut pilot for the direct to consumer model at Invalid Productions. We hope to become a shop where Austin filmmakers can enter the game at a lower price and get their work seen by large audiences at a fair price point.
You're not broken, you're just unhappy. Let's unpack that.
Working on a video with low or no budget? Check out these Austin outdoor venues for backgrounds with a great vibe.
After journeying through the last two years of breaking into film here in Austin, I'm launching Invalid Productions. We exist for two reasons: to tell stories that matter and to put Austin talent to work.
The last year of my life changed everything about me. For the better.