How To View A Dream

This documentary is about an extraordinary entrepreneur, Lisa Burwell. Amid a financial crisis, Lisa had a dream to establish a luxury magazine in Florida called VIE. Now 12 years strong, VIE Magazine features celebrities and creatives from around the world. This Short Documentary was filmed and edited in 5 days.

  • Michaiah Smoots
    Director
  • Deborah Smoots
    Director
  • Lisa Burwell
    Key Cast
  • Gerald Burwell
    Key Cast
  • Dave Rauschkolb
    Key Cast
  • Andy Saczynski
    Key Cast
  • Jordan Staggs
    Key Cast
  • Abigail Ryan
    Key Cast
  • Tracey Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 14, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    XAVC S 4k 100MB
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Gulf Coast State College
  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards

    Italy
    Official Selection
  • International Christian Film Festival
    Florida
    Official Selection
  • Serbest International Film Festival (SIFF)

    Moldova, Republic of
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Michaiah Smoots, Deborah Smoots

Deborah and Michaiah Smoots are a videography sister duo who have a passion for telling captivating stories in creative ways. The sisters grew up in a military family, which provided them the privilege to travel and continuously renew their view of this beautiful world. Through their travels, they learned that everyone has an exciting story to share. The sisters state that surprisingly, some of the best stories are right next door. Deborah and Michaiah often gravitate towards writing and filming videos that have an encouraging message embedded within the story.
Recently, Deborah and Michaiah established a media business named Aloha Borah Media.

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Director Statement

"Life is overflowing with inspiration. Our goal is to capture and share inspiring stories that remind individuals to breathe again and enjoy the process of their journey."

- Aloha Borah Media