My documentary, An American in Ireland, was asked to be part of the Bleeding Pig Film Festival.

It's happening next month in Dublin.

My film was actually hand-picked by the festival's founder after she saw it in the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival.

One of my favorite things about this festival is they highlight women in film. The call it "F-rated films" (F as in "Female") So on the agenda they'll put a logo that says "F Rated" next to the ones produced, written or directed by women.

Fun fact about the film: I shot it in just a few days. I remember being so nervous to talk to people because it was my first time filming anything on my smartphone ... I felt so amateur... and some people even said I was amateur...

... But here I am ... three film festivals later ...

You don't need high tech equipment to create -- you just need to create.