Saturday Nov 18

MJWhalen MJ Whalen, born on June 26, 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pa., is an avant-garde designer, architectural artist, and couture fashion fanatic. She has designed over 10 shows in the last two years. Her work has been published in Cue Magazine, Pittsburgh Fashion Magazine, The Tribune-Review and The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Her work has also been showcased on the 11 p.m. news for Pittsburgh Fashion Week. She dreams to have her work published in Vogue. You can often describe MJ as a hard-working individual, a goal-driven designer, and as a ready-to-take-on-the-world artist. She is not afraid of anything, and is constantly keeping her goal in action. Get ready Pittsburgh. She is just starting.
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A Note From the Production Crew of MJ Whalen: Fashion Designer


When we began this project we were all just students hoping to achieve a proficient grade in our class. However, as time progressed and as the semester wore on, this documentary became more than just an “easy A.” It has become our world, consuming all of our moments and thoughts.

I wake up at night, thinking of video editing and the numerous emails I have to send. But despite the stress, I am proud to say that the experience has been worth every minute of it.

For the last four months, MJ Whalen has welcomed us into her life, giving us a glimpse into the world of a couture fashion designer. She has shown us what it takes to prepare for a high fashion runway show.  She has stretched the limits and stepped outside the box while overcoming some of life’s greatest challenges, both as an artist, and a mother.  Her passion for life and fashion makes her a force to be reckoned with, and we were all blessed to meet and work with such a fascinating and accomplished young woman.

Enjoy!
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MJ Whalen: Fashion Designer Production Credits

Casey Zell: Producer
Emile Khoury: Director
Alan Jaskiewicz : Director of Photography
Rob Griffith: Editor/Camera Operator
Jason Logan: Production Assistant
A Connotation Press Production