“And we connected through Twitter,” Gerber states, well aware of how amazing this sounds.
Gerber is now focused on turning this documentary into a feature-length film and doing research for another possible feature—all new ventures for the storyteller.
But Gerber is used to challenges. After graduating with a double major in fine arts and English from a small liberal arts school in Michigan, Gerber headed back west to her hometown of Berkeley, California. But the job search was daunting.
“Job searching was such a soul-sucking process,” she says. “I said, ‘You know what? I’d rather start my own company.’”Gerber then launched Twenty Twenty Studios, which combined her photography background and her newfound interest in filmmaking. She began to focus more and more on the latter.
“The heart for me is storytelling,” she says. “There’s so much more available to it through film.”