— A documentary from the Los Angeles film school havana movies school details her early years and the struggles she faced as a teacher.
Havana films, an online school for young filmmakers, has recently launched a video series called “The School,” where students can watch short videos on their own time, which are shown during the school’s annual film festival.
The short clips are also available to the public.
In the first episode, titled “The Story of Havana Films,” the narrator tells the story of Hailee Steinfeld and her mother, who, during the early days of Haiva films, were both in and out of trouble.
Hailee’s mother died in 2010, and the documentary tells the tale of her struggles to keep her family together, as she and her father, who has bipolar disorder, struggled with homelessness.
In one episode, the narrator describes the day she met the first film student, an aspiring actress named Lila.
“The only reason we got married was because of a film,” the character tells the audience, in reference to the fact that Hailee was able to see her first movie after marrying her boyfriend, Daniel.
“When you hear the word ‘husband,’ what comes to mind is your parents,” the narration continues.
“I knew I would have to find someone.
I thought, ‘I will marry someone.’
But the marriage never happened.
My father is a lawyer, and he never told me that I had to marry him.”
Hailee and her parents lived together for two years before moving into a trailer home, Hailee said.
“My mother was the only one who knew what was happening, and I was the one who didn’t know what was going on,” she said.
The film student’s mother’s health deteriorated, and she had to go to the hospital for a checkup, Haile said.
Eventually, the family moved to an apartment with a neighbor’s dog, who eventually became the dog’s best friend, Hailey said.
While she was living in the trailer, Hairsta was also dealing with depression.
Hailey became the sole breadwinner for the family and went through three surgeries.
One of them left a scar on her back, and Hailee has it now.
“She is very, very brave,” Hailee told The Wall St. Journal.
“And I have never had any of my parents around me who would have wanted me to have those problems.
She’s one of the few people who I think that was really, really brave.”
Hailey, who lives in the same trailer home with her father and her younger sister, said she has never met a single other woman who has gone through the same thing as her.
“People say I am a woman who cannot handle the pain, but I’m the same person that is struggling with it,” she told The Journal.
Hairstah also said that the school had a lot of support, but she said that it was still difficult to leave the trailer home and get help.
“We were able to have support from our school, and from my family, but we were still so far behind,” she added.
Haile, who started at the school in the summer of 2016, said that she had no idea that she would end up doing the same for so many years.
“It was kind of a shock,” she recalled.
“But it was a huge relief.”
Hairstas story began in 2010 when she started taking classes at the LA Film School, which is now known as LA-LA.
Haifa, who began her career at the University of Southern California, was the first woman of color to graduate from the school, according to a 2016 LA Times profile.
She said she was initially drawn to film because she loved learning.
“There was a real need for women to learn about filmmaking,” she wrote in the article.
“At a time when many people were still learning how to do everything from writing to editing, I thought film was an important way for people to learn.”
She said that during her time at LA-LEA, she was often asked if she was interested in working in a film school.
“That was really my dream,” she explained.
“What if I could do anything?”
She started by making short films and began to work in a documentary production company, but was eventually offered the job at LA film school when she became interested in making documentaries.
“They gave me the most amazing job in the world,” she once said.
Hailes career began in the early 1990s when she began working on documentaries and films.
At the time, the industry was still developing and filming on film wasn’t really widespread, she said, adding that she began to realize that her career would not be as easy as it is today.
“You really need to be a little more professional and really push yourself,” she later wrote in her blog.