“This film started with alluding to a moment that everyone has gone through at some point. You’re trying on outfit after outfit and it seems like nothing is working. The frustration builds and you end up going with the first option just because you assume you’re overthinking it. 

As a young woman in college I have struggled with the feeling of insecurity when it comes to my appearance. Being a young woman in general in today’s world is extremely difficult due to the unrealistic beauty standards that have been set by society. More specifically, I’ve found that college party culture has caused me to compare myself to my peers and stress about how I look. With this film, I wanted to aim to show how insecurities can affect such small moments in our lives an dhow something as simple as wearing an outfit is a step closer to overcoming those insecurities. it was important to me to have my subject appear to overcome her anxious thoughts once she is surrounded my her friends, to show that it really was all in her head and people around her think she is beautiful no matter what. 

I hope ‘Reflections’ will help young women embrace the reflection they see in the mirror, despite their insecurities making them believe otherwise”

As my time at JTWO has come to an end, I’ve gotten to reflect on all of the amazing experience I got to have and all of the valuable lessons I’ve learned. Coming into this internship, I was so excited to have this opportunity but felt extremely nervous and had major imposter syndrome the first few weeks. As time went on and I got comfortable in the office, I felt a new level of passion for production that I’ve never had before.

In just come semester, I’ve done so many things that have helped me grow into the person I am today. I can say I’ve been on three professional commercial shoots, two overnight shoots, appeared in a commercial (as an elf!), and got to write and direct my own short film which I am very proud of.

Like any new experience, there were challenges along the way. One of my biggest struggles was the post production phase of my project. There were times where I felt lost because I didn’t know how to do certain techniques needed to capture my vision. Thorugh taking a step back, asking questions, finding tutorials, and getting feedback from others, I was able to get to a place where I felt confident in my edit.

Through completing the [INC]ubator Project, I learned a lot about myself as an aspiring director. When struggling to come up with an idea, I feared that I was not creative enough for this field. I believed that I could only think of ways to enhance the ideas of others and not be able to connect with my own. It wasn’t until shooting day that I really fell in love with my idea and felt extremely motivated to make it look beautiful on screen. I feel that I have achieved my goals that I had set for myself when beginning this internship. I got a taste of directing something I am extremely passionate about and there is no better feeling than that. JTWO was an experience I will never forget and I am so grateful to have this opportunity.


Jenna Walker is a third year at Temple University and an aspiring director. With the [INC]ubator Project being her first internship program, this will also be her first short film. Jenna has always been inspired by the art of filmmaking and is passionate about making lasting impacts on her audience. She is heavily involved with Temple’s television station, TUTV, where she is the director of the late night show “Temple Tonight.” Jenna has also held other positions within TUTV such as Assistant Editor for the talk show “We Need to Talk” and a News Brief Editor for “Temple Update.”

This project was created as part of the JTWO [INC]ubator Project. A semester long internship program built from the ground up to give young filmmakers, content creators, and all around hungry for a challenge individuals a place to stretch their creative minds while preparing them for the road ahead.

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