MyWay

“My Way” is a story of a scientist who chooses the road less traveled. 
Facing a dilemma between her career and the family, inspired by a Holocaust survivor, one scientist patiently follows her calling, moves to Montana to face the weather and separation from mainstream science, to research a disease which runs rampant in her family. We follow Frances Lefcort as she paves a new way for women who feel they have to choose between a career in sciences and their feminine calling.

  • Zuzana Gedeon
    Director
    Beating Batten
  • Zuzana Gedeon
    Writer
  • Zuzana Gedeon
    Producer
  • Frances Lefcort
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Etnografilm Festival
    Paris
    France
    March 28, 2016
    Work in progress screening
Director Biography - Zuzana Gedeon

Zuzana's colorful past includes quite a long stint in mathematics and computer science.
To balance things out, she always dabbled in arts.
Recently she finished her M.F.A. in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University.
In her spare time, she can be found climbing, hiking, skiing, dancing, biking around town, editing, or just reading or listening to a book.

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Director Statement

Long long time ago, maybe even in a galaxy far away,
I discovered a camera.

It was already quite old, but it was awesome. The finder was on a side, and I could look from above and take photos of people unaware of what I was doing. I loved those photos. I stashed them in a box, with negatives and memories of my brief darkroom experience. I loved those moments of time captured ‘forever’.
Then I left.

I moved into faraway lands.

By the time I visited again, my precious box was gone.
I lost my treasure.
‘Forever’ dissolved into nothing.
Then another part of my past, just like that little box,
disappeared in an unusual way.

But I kept my camera.
She traveled with me wherever I went.

Eventually
I traded it for a more modern model.

Ultimately
I swapped the stillness and simplicity of an image
for a craze of a filmmaking
and
while I may have lost the resolution,
I found motion and sound,

…and new memories.