We had some LONG days on the Sublets shoot, but our days were nothing in comparison to Marianne's. She was on set before we got there in the morning and after we left at night. If she got more than three hours of sleep a night, I'll eat my hat. She was responsible for maintaining design consistency from episode to episode, which is made much more difficult when you are jumping back and forth. The big discovery here is that although in life it seems like a clean apartment is the most difficult upkeep, in film a messy apartment is a far more difficult task. From sublet to sublet, the mess would vary slightly and Marianne would keep track of every pair of chopsticks, every empty beer can, every strategically strewn item of clothing. This gal worked like a maniac. She was always on her feet and always had a smile on her face.
Marianne Abbott is a Guatemalan filmmaker, writer and photographer. Marianne is a recent graduate of Brown University where she studied in the Department of Modern Culture and Media, graduating with honors, a Weston Award for excellence in filmmaking and a Kenneth Baker Memorial Prize for an outstanding thesis project. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.