Today we’d like to introduce you to Rebecca Hu.
Rebecca, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m a girl from Canada who went to college thinking I was going to become a psychologist, only to discover that the arts & humanities was where I really belonged. Becoming a filmmaker has opened my world up and has truly allowed me to blossom as a person. I feel like I’m doing exactly what I was meant to do and what makes me the happiest and most myself. It was a fluke that I stumbled into this world, but I feel so fortunate that it happened.
Has it been a smooth road?
If it was easy, everyone would do it right? Things that are worth doing are never easy. During my journey, there have been too many hardships, challenges and heartbreaks to count. But it’s made me better and it’s made me stronger. So no matter what lies ahead, I feel like I can handle it. And if I couldn’t? Then maybe I don’t belong here.
So right now, I’m looking towards the future. I don’t expect a “smooth road” by any means — I’m anticipating challenges always (hello COVID), but that doesn’t scare me. I’m ready for it. Like they say, “bring it on.”
Please tell us about Fash Life Series.
The Fash Life Series is a digital comedy series that I co-created with blogger Lisa Valerie Morgan. We wanted to create a media company that brings about positive, quirky entertainment that is not only shoppable, but also educational and aspirational.
Like many start-ups, the fact that we even exist is a small miracle in itself. Though I’ve been working in the entertainment industry for ten years before embarking on the Fash Life journey, I feel like I’ve had to learn so many new things and hone so many new skills in order to keep the ship afloat. But that is the evolving nature of the entertainment business is it not? We adapt, or we get left behind.
As a company, I’m most proud of the great content we’ve created. Each day is an uphill climb, but when I look at the final product, it always reinvigorates me and brings me joy. I know I’m biased, but I truly consider our series to be a unique voice that offers an original take on the blogger and influencer world. This, combined with our quirky brand personality and our style of comedic satire is what sets us apart from others. For example, for the month of May, we’ve created the #FashLifeAtHomeChallenge to raise awareness about mental health during quarantine — and we begin by first challenging you to answer the important question of “are you wearing pants?”
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Pre-COVID? The entertainment industry was already moving towards a more fractured, more niche, more accessible, more fluid and certainly more distracted direction.
But the pandemic has blown all that up. I feel like nobody knows what the future of entertainment will be. How we create and produce content will likely have to change — at least for the near future. Will we ever change back to what it was before? Hard to say. In my mind, I truly think the industry is at a crossroads. Where we take it from here, will determine what the landscape will look like post-COVID.
- Website: www.thefashlifeseries.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefashlifeseries/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFashLifeSeries/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefashlifetv?s=20
- Other: http://www.youtube.com/thefashlifeseries/
Photos by Mo Summers