On my 25TH birthday, I got the worst present ever. I was working at a cable television network where I thought I would be working for the rest of my life. Then the recession hit, I was laid off, and needless to say, devastated. Happy birthday to me. I spent the next few months unsuccessfully trying to find a new job. That’s when my mom gave me the pep talk I needed to hear.
“You can do anything you put your mind to. But the clock is ticking, you need to choose something and just go for it”, she said.
I spent the next few weeks thinking about what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. They say if you do what you love, then work won’t feel like work. I love making documentaries and I love nail art. So I became a filmmaker, and the idea for NAILgasm: The Nail Art Documentary was born.
This was in 2010 when photos of nail art were starting to surface on the pages of Vogue to music videos for iconic pop stars. I was intrigued, along with the rest of the world, by the idea of using our nails as tiny canvases for miniature masterpieces. It’s such a great way to express your individuality.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign coupled with my life savings, I was able to travel to places like Tokyo and London to explore this “new” trend further. After 16 months of production, NAILgasm: The Nail Art Documentary was released in December, 2012.
The number one question I get asked: “When will the next NAILgasm be released?” THE ANSWER: Soon, but not without your help. Instead of running another kickstarter, I’ve decided to make my love of nails into pins and other accessories. All purchases made in the NAILgasm 2 store will help get the next NAILgasm film made.