Kate Lovell

Translator (French)
London, UK
Day job:
Business Development, Sales and Marketing in the private sector.
Dream job:
Running my own sustainable centre for well-being somewhere in the mountains or by the sea or both...
The Age of Stupid
Time on the job:
About a month
Jet, jeep, bus or bike:
Bus but hopefully only bicycle and walking soon...
Original connection:
A colleague at my old job who knew I was passionate about saving the environment and film forwarded me one of your mass emails saying you needed help from volunteers a week after I was made redundant...
Why did you get involved?:
When I was made redundant, I took it as a sign that the universe was giving me the opportunity to re-establish a career focussed on a cause that I am passionate about - i.e. the evironment and well-being AND film as a means of educating people. Although helping out on Age of Stupid did not provide me with any income, it was an excellent opportunity to leave the commercial world behind for a while and use my skills towards something about which I am passionate. I firmly believe in both the power of film and the potential of media as a platform to motivate and inspire people to lead a life of awareness and respect for their surroundings. I knew I had to play some role in helping Age of Stupid make the impact that it has and supporting the efforts of compassionate, hard-working and admirable people like Franny and Lizzie.
Memorable moment:
Succeding in gathering 9 of my closest friends (who are not as environmentally aware) to attend one of the premiere screenings with me in Islington.
Scared of:
Ignorance, vengeance and impatience.
Guilty of:
Flying to the States twice a year to see my family and other mini-trips around Europe to experience cultures I dreamed about seeing when I was little but they were too far away...
Planning to spend profits on:
Not making any money off the film, but now that I have a job again in the commercial sector, I will make an effort to save and contribute that money to the greater goal of one day running some kind of business/centre that will inspire people to live sustainably and practice yoga and watch inspiring films...
Will we save ourselves now we have the chance?:
All we can do is be aware and make gradual changes and pass knowledge on to others in a gentle and inspiring way - even that will start a shift in consciousness. But there are certain things that may be beyond our control...