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We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and up-and-coming comedians, musicians, writers and artists about their earliest creative acts and about other formative childhood experiences.

Oct 9, 2014

On today's show, I talk to writer and director Gillian Robespierre. A New York native, Gillian grew up in Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan. Her father made films for many years, and that, as well as a number of other reasons, drew Gillian to become a filmmaker herself. In 2009, she made a short called Obvious Child, which she then expanded into a feature-length film starring Jenny Slate. This debuted earlier this year at Sundance, where it garnered the Red Crown Producer's Award, and since its wide release, it's garnered both critical and popular accolades. Not only that, but just this week, it was released on DVD!

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