Wrtier, Director, Creative Producer and Co-Editor.

I knew I wanted to tell a story that dealt with the fear of coming second. That fear had been my fuel and my internal demise as it was linked to seeking approval from others, something that you can never truly control. Doll Factory is an ode to the children that compete for themselves with the added pressure of wanting to impress their parent/coach. Making Doll Factory was a huge feat as we raised £5,000 on Kickstarter and created social media content, all alongside prepping for production in Liverpool, England.
This was the first time I wrote a film about a topic I wasn’t familiar with. I took comfort in speaking to those who studied, completed profes and taught dancers, to ensure I created a story with the facts at the back of my head.

+ Ideation
+ Research
+ Screen writing
+ Sourcing talent
+ Casting
+ Location scouting
+ Acting rehearsals
+ Directing
+ Fundraising 
+ Prop sourcing
+ Social media (motion and stills)
+ Post production management
+ Extras management

Writer/Director/Creative Producer/Co-Editor - Shaneika Johnson-Simms
Director of Photography/Co-Editor - Raphael Boamah-Asare
Production company - Asare Simms