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Lamberty also said she has some insight into falling outside society’s narrow beauty standard, pointing out that she wears a clothing size larger than society’s ideal.
She held two casting sessions interviewing girls on film. In the film, as the girls talk, the camera wanders, focusing on one girl’s long, curly hair and another’s dark brown eyes.
“I wanted to stay away from the talking-head shots,” she said.
After shooting, she pondered the concept for weeks.
Finally, an idea coalesced. She sat down at her computer late on Christmas Day, working through the night.
“I was just inspired, and I got it all together,” she said. “That is pretty much my style.”
Lamberty, who plays cello, chose a cello piece for the film’s score.
“The best part of it was there was no narration on her part. It was all the girls and their personal opinions. I thought it was absolutely marvelous. It was truly a work of art,” said her mother, Janette Lamberty.
At a young age, Annalise Lamberty knew she wanted to tell stories, but the idea of how she would do so evolved over time. “I always wanted to be a storyteller when I was little,” she said. “I wanted to be an author; then I wanted to be a journalist.”
Then she discovered the power of film.
“She has always been very creative and very introspective,” Janette Lamberty said. “I am not surprised this has come out — this art form in her.”
Her interests range from social justice to comedy.
“She has the ability to tell stories in a captivating way that focuses on the things that matter,” said friend and classmate Cameron Belaney. “She is one of the smartest people I know. … I love bragging about her.”
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