Though I'm Not Perfect
In the summer of 2008, Stacey Sargeant found herself in rehearsals for a show, right across the street from the very place where the foundations of her dreams and body-image issues were planted, Carnegie Hall. She was in New York City Center’s production of Damn Yankees, in which she was in the dance ensemble. Having been discouraged from pursuing a career in the performing arts because she did not possess the 'ideal' body type, Stacey laughed at the irony of where she was…literally and figuratively. In that moment, she felt compelled to inspire other young people towards pursuing their dreams regardless of the naysayers they may encounter in their lives.
She borrowed her dad’s digital camera, purchased a MacBook Pro, taught herself how to edit, and got to work. As a result, the self-produced short documentary film, though I'm not PERFECT, was born.