Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

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Writer-Director behind Mothering in the Movement documentary film (in development) @motheringinthemovement

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Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

4 Days 6 Hours Ago

Stress ball coming in handy these past 2 weeks 😔🌪👩🏾‍🏫🎥 #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #teacherfilmmaker #blackwomeninfilm #selfcare #balance #lovewhatido #baddays #betterdays #staypresent #staypositive

Laurie Townshend
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7 Days 11 Hours Ago

This is what faith is to me 🙏🏾❤️ #god #faith #source #belief #sunday #sundayvibes #gratitude

Laurie Townshend
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8 Days 6 Hours Ago

Industry. Business. Networking. Films. * * And at the heart of all this? * * People. Relationships. Stories. Dreams. * * #thatsawrap #tiff18 #tellingourstories #fortheloveoffilm #blackwomeninfilm #blackexcellence #tiff2018 #motheringinthemovement #blackwomendirectors

Laurie Townshend
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10 Days 1 Hour Ago

The first B.L.A.C.K. Ball TIFF2016. Forget rising stars. These hardworking talents from Scarborough are soaring at the apex of the film world ✨#blackbrilliance #excellence #tiff18 #blackisblack #tbt #differentyearsamegreatvibes

Laurie Townshend
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11 Days 22 Hours Ago

At last night’s Black Ball, I may have awkwardly said something to Y’lan Noel about snapping a selfie. Tonight, despite not remembering the party itself, he remembered the pic request and went out of his way to make it happen. How sweet is he?! 😊 📸 #insecure #insecurehbo #tiff2018 #tiff18 #blackexcellence #theweekendafterparty #stellameghie #blackfilm #blackfilmmakers

Laurie Townshend
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13 Days 9 Hours Ago

Thank you Jimmy for loving us so much that you left us with words powerful enough to transcend the pages they were written on, giving rise to more light, more colour, more sound. * * Thank you Barry Jenkins for harnessing those elements so masterfully. For so thoughtfully shaping them into the cinematic brilliance of If Beale Street Could Talk. * * Thank you dear friend and phenomenal artist Hieram Weintraub for capturing Mr. Baldwin’s dignified elegance. I will cherish this jacket forever ❤️✊🏾🙏🏾 #jamesbaldwin #ifbealestreetcouldtalk #worldpremiere #barryjenkins #tiff18 #tiff2018 #hieram #customartwork #latergram

Laurie Townshend
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13 Days 21 Hours Ago

I can’t even begin to express the profound respect and admiration I have for this woman. Stephan was spectacular tonight. You, a picture of grace and beaming pride. I am so honoured to know you and to have played a small part in your family’s story (your kind words were everything ❤️) I continue to root for you and for all the moms out there transforming the world through their work, their art, their children ✊🏾❤️🙏🏾 #motheringinthemovement #blackmoms #motherhood #ifbealestreetcouldtalk #worldpremiere #tiff2018

Laurie Townshend
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14 Days 3 Hours Ago

Happening right now! Couldn’t be more excited to witness the brilliance that is @bandrybarry @tdotsteph and James Baldwin all on one screen 🙏🏾#ifbealestreetcouldtalk #tiff2018 #tiff18 #soldout #worldpremiere #jamesbaldwin #fonnyandtish #harlemlovestory

Laurie Townshend
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14 Days 6 Hours Ago

When your former students are the buzz of TIFF. Annual CFC bbq selfie with one half of Scarborough’s hottest exports Shamier Anderson and Stephan James. Missed you, Stephan. Can’t wait for tonight’s world premiere of @bealestreet #cfc #cfcbbq #tiff18 #tiff2018 #ifbealestreetcouldtalk #barryjenkins #worldpremiere #jamesbaldwin #customjacket #hieram #annualblackball #blackisblack

Laurie Townshend
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15 Days 7 Hours Ago

The house that Black built. In great company at The Blackhouse Foundation’s brunch and panel at TIFF. Congrats to co-founder and board member Brickson Diamond on another successful event✊🏾🎬🙌🏾

Laurie Townshend
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20 Days 1 Hour Ago

You get a stress ball! You get a stress ball! Ok, you too. YOU get a stress ball!! *Oprah giveaway voice * * Thanks to unionized worker @cashew23 for her assistance ✊🏾😘Thanks also to Akio for the great welcome gift idea! #teachersofinstagram #eigthgrade #grade8 #middleschool #juniorhigh #teacherfilmmaker #firstdayofschool #studentwellbeing #mentalhealth #tdsb #stressballs #diy #nostresszone

Laurie Townshend
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22 Days 12 Hours Ago

EXT. QUEEN STREET WEST -DAY * * Holding her camera, street photgrapher and filmmaker behind upcoming doc, Mothering in the Movement, sits on a bench she has borrowed from a nearby cafe and placed in front of a vibrant red restaurant facade. As she reflects on the passage of time and motherhood, her stillness contrasts powerfully with the energy of moving downtown traffic reflected in the widows behind her. * * When it comes to consuming media, I understand the importance of identifying voice, namely whose voices are being amplified and whose are being suppressed. * * Now, as the person holding the camera and sharing other women’s stories, no less, it is vital that I get really clear about why I’m making this film about mother-activists. That’s what this week’s ‘interiors’ (reflections on motherhood) and exteriors have been about. Getting clear about why I HAVE to be the one to make this particular film at this time...The clearer I am about that, the deeper the story will be served and its participants honoured. * * Thanks to director and DP, Rochelle Chambers for stepping in last minute and shooting me for our development trailer. To Ngardy Conteh George for her technical support and insightful conversations about being mom. To my producers Alison Duke and Lea Marin who continue to push, and prod, and mine the material (and me!) for the richest content. To Babes who has watched every iteration of this work so far, always willing to offer up honest critique. And finally to Sonia Godding Togobo, an editor with a true gift for using moving images and sound to rewrite us into our own stories with the brilliance and power we’ve always possessed. You were the true MVP this week! 🎥✊🏾❤️ #dothework #documentaryfilm #filmmaking #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #filmmakingasapracticeofselfknowledge #motheringinthemovement #indevelopment #letsgetthismoney 😏

Laurie Townshend
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23 Days 1 Hour Ago

Dundas West. Now my favourite LCBO 🏆🏆🏆 #guesswhojustgotcarded #cidermaybemyfountainofyouth #fortyfiveandfabulous 🍎🍺

Laurie Townshend
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2018-08-24 13:37:52

Something about the air up here 🕶🌳🎤 #cottagelife #vacay #wilderness #innerrockstar #femalefilmmakerfriday #imkindofabigdeal 📸 @cashew23 💃🏾@afrodelik

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2018-08-17 07:18:06

Had the honour of casting and directing my teacher colleagues in a Ministry of Ed video. * * Two camera shoot for not one but two 8-page scripts, both four-parters acted in English and French. Handled in 10hrs 🎥💪🏾 * * #femalefilmmakerfriday #teacherfilmmaker #heavylifting #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #blackwomendirectors #itsallstorytelling #thatsawrap #latergram #comingsoontoapdsessionnearyou

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2018-08-16 07:49:43

“My dearest, my dearest of all darlings, I know we've got to part...It really doesn't hurt me that bad because you are taking me with you, and I'm keeping you right here in my arms” ❤️ #aretha #thankyou

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2018-08-09 15:07:18

When you remember that you developed a resistance to caffeine’s effects by 9th grade 😐Coffee. Not my friend. ☕️ #afternoonslump #energydip #caffeineresistance #bagsundereyes #justsayno #getoutside #naturalhigh