Ellen Dumbadze is the newest addition to the ÉCU staff. In an interview with Ana (our “creative content” intern) she tells us about her origins, her expectations, and her hands.
Ana: Hey Ellen, funny that we should meet at ÉCU! Tell me, where are you from?
Ellen: Hi, I am from Georgia – the country not the state! I was born in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, one of the most fascinating places in the world.
A: Standard question: How would you describe indie cinema in your country?
E: Since film making in Georgia is undergoing a rebirth, people of all ages are getting more and more interested in film making. This process takes time, but I am happy that filmmakers have been very active over the past years. I am proud for being able to bring Georgian independent movies into ÉCU and share it with everybody.
A: I know you went to AUP (The American University of Paris) like I still do, but what did you study?
E: In AUP I studied Global Communications and Film Studies. Besides my studies, AUP gave me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Everywhere I go, I bump into AUP students, and of course ÉCU was not an exception. The ÉCU team is very international as well, which makes the work even more interesting and creative.
A: How did you get to know ÉCU?
E: I got to know about ÉCU through AUP. I was looking for an internship and found exactly what I was searching for!
A: Tell me about your ÉCU experience so far…
E: I started my internship very recently at ÉCU, and I’m loving it already! It is impossible not to fall in love with the amazing environment and interesting people that work here. The first day I stepped foot in ÉCU, for my internship interview, I understood that I would gain an extraordinary experience here.
A: What do you expect to take away from working with ÉCU?
E: I am looking forward to the experience ÉCU is going to grant me. It’s the first time I’m working in a place where I can combine my studies together with my passion for film. ÉCU is driving me to new experiences that I cannot wait to discover!
A: Let me be creepy and ask you about your hands: what’s their principal function in your work?
E: My hands do millions of things that help me to communicate, create and help.
A: Any secrets that you’d like to share on how to take good care of your hands?
E: Keep them busy!
A: Finally, the reality check question: where do you think you’ll be in 5 years?
E: I don’t believe in reality.