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Check Out Skye Borgman’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Skye Borgman.

Skye, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Growing up, I was always fascinated with my father’s National Geographic magazines. I dreamed of visiting the far-off places and meeting the people in the pages of that magazine. So it’s no surprise that when I graduated college, I spent a few years traveling the world…which ultimately led me to make documentary films. I guess it’s a natural curiosity I have and by making documentaries, I have the opportunity to meet people from all kinds of different backgrounds, places, and perspectives. It’s such an honor to be allowed into someone’s life and to tell a small part of their stories. In 2014 I made the film “Abducted In Plain Sight” about a young girl who was abducted twice by the family’s best friend and neighbor. That film firmly launched me into the true-crime documentary space and I have been firmly planet there since.

My husband and I created our own film production company in 2010 called Top Knot Films and have been creating content under that banner ever since.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My biggest challenge is finding the time to do everything I want to do. So often, I find myself working non-stop and I don’t give myself the space for bringing in outside inspiration, like reading a book or going to the theater. So I guess I could say my biggest challenge is working too much.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
A lot of the documentaries I make explore themes around abuse and trauma. We have come a long way in understanding trauma but still have a long way to go. I love telling multi-layered and multi-generational stories which means I spend a lot of time with the darker parts of humanity, so if I ever have the opportunity to bring any lightness into my work, I do. I am currently directing two documentaries for Netflix that explore themes of extreme religion, murder and abduction.

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