Amen has spent a decade working the 9 to 5, masking her creative ambitions by day and unleashing them only by night. It was only after she became honest with herself that she decided to quit her day job and launch a new creative path, on her own terms.

In this talk, Amen shares why self-honesty is needed to bolster creative expression, and how it can be incorporated into how you promote and brand yourself as a creative.

About the speaker

This month’s speaker has spent a decade working the 9 to 5, masking her creative ambitions by day and unleashing them only by night. It was only after she became honest with herself that she decided to quit her day job and launch a new creative path, on her own terms.

In this talk, she will share why self-honesty is needed to bolster creative expression in Ottawa, as well as how it can be incorporated into how you promote and brand yourself as a creative.

Amen Jafri is a documentary filmmaker and branding consultant for artists and creatives, as well as a former public servant. Her first film, The City That Fun Forgot?, was made without any prior experience and it had a sold-out premiere in 2014, garnering local and national media coverage. Since then, her other works have been shortlisted for the TVO Short Doc Contest and screened for TVO, the American Documentary Film Festival and more. She is the creator of the seven-time nominated web series, The Secret Lives of Public Servants, and the director of Creatorland, a Wingd/Bell Media series on entrepreneurship. In 2018 she won for Best Directing in Non-Fiction at the IAWTV Awards and participated as a fellow in Hot Docs’ Emerging Filmmaker Lab.

Learn more about Amen and her work on her website!

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