Shanaya Abigail – model, actor, and filmmaker well known for online movies; she has spoken to newsplus about the current market condition of web movie production in the United States.
Abigail has owned a film production unit called “Abigail Studio,” with more than 100 artists and talents working. According to Shanaya Abigail, women – colleagues have significant issues, and most of them went jobless. Some had faced trouble after the daycare closed and had to find time for themselves to take care of their kids.
The epidemic recession has been smacked the world economy and people’s lives. Web series and the online movie industry are more women-oriented sectors in the United States. Now, Shanaya Abigail is trying to find solutions to make her crew member’s life more comfortable and keep them at their job scheduled.
After she had talked to her colleagues, Abigail realized that closing school and daycare had made a big mess in their life, and it is the prime reason for them to skip their work. Most of the mothers having housekeeping responsibilities, and they have no other choice.
“First time I am facing something like this,” said Shanaya Abigail, her colleague Lincy, who handles the catering service for Abigail Studio, also a mother of two kids as well. She can’t come to work; because the daycare and school both have been stopped working.
“The effects on family life and financial stability are encounter. The current situation keeps women away from shooting locations; the situation is not allowed to hire for new projects. For talents, it may be just a short break in their carrier, and a limit in their savings at other ends its a massive disaster for the online film making industry,”; Abigail added.
An idea from Abigail
According to Shanaya Abigail, her solution is simple. Equal house holding responsibility can help to get out of such a problem. Equality at home will help to share good thoughts and work. Taking care of their kids by both parents could reduce the household pressure. She can have more time to go to her workplace. It’s altogether an extended term for support each other.
“A mother sacrifices her child’s reward,” a thoughtful quote from Abigail, to support her women colleague.
According to a recent DL study, the film production sector has a 17% job loss rate and 15% in women. The damage will continue to a certain extend till the pandemic situation gets over.
Casting Director – Abigail Studio
Lissy Thomas, working as a casting director for Abigail Studio, also felt the pain. Her boyfriend working in the media industry, and his job demands him full-time work at the office, and he has no other choice. The couple has a child, and the current situation has forced them to keep all daycare shut; the only option is to stay at home to take care of their kids. Shanaya Abigail pointed out that “always women have no choice, they have to sacrifice their professional life to satisfy the family needs.”
Abigail has offered her comfortable work hours, and Lissy cut her daily hours from eight to three as a casting director and production coordinator. If the daycare is not going to re-open from January, she has the only option is left with her is to Quit the job!
Risk and remuneration
“In this epidemic, all of us taking a big risk, but the remuneration is not worth enough,”; Says Abigail. “Film making is the most challenging job in this season; doing shoots with social distance is a time taking task and highly expansive as well. Every second cost for us, so it reflects on the crew’s remuneration as well. ” She added.
Filmmaker – is another role for Abigail.
She is well known in the industry as an online actor and model. In a short time, she made her brand name in the online world. After the immense success of her movie “Abigail Nurse,” she has gained another co-producer designation.
After the breakup with her boyfriend, Abigail has been started producing movies. Later she has entered into the fashion and cosmetics business as well.
Abigail’s co-producer, Mimi Nelson – an authorized video publisher, has also faced school timing. After shutting down, classes are moved online; as a single parent, she has no choice; until the schools are open, she has to stay home to take care of her kid.
“Mimi may not have any issues joining back with our crew once things are back to normal, But other women members on the artist side will going to face a tough time.” Says Shanaya Abigail.
Reema Hush, a cinematographer at Abigail Studio, ” we had seen recessions at the various stage, and the truth is it affects the film industry at first; but the first time I have seen a recession due to the daycare closure.”
“No one has ever noticed the importance of daycare centers; it’s just turned around the film industry as well as our country.” Says Abigail.
Photograph credits: Kris Richard – the CBC news