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Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Art | 5 comments

The Company We Keep

S-Landsmark-Head-ShotOnce upon a time, a nerdy gal from the Bronx had her sights set on a career in law and went out to the country for a spell to live and go to school.

That school was – and is – the country’s premiere boarding institution for girls, Miss Porter’s School, in Farmington, CT. Yes, that one. Attended by the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Gloria Vanderbilt and Agnes Gund, to name a few.

Farmington is a stoic suburban town in central Connecticut, about as polar opposite from the central Bronx as one might imagine. How did Shakima Landsmark get there, how did she deal, and how did it change her life?

Inside this charismatic screenwriter and filmmaker, whom I’d met recently because of her amazing hair, is a woman who has always maintained a strong sense of self, appreciated her smarts, and valued her intuition.

Forever inspired and always creating, she’s currently writing a script for an upcoming production. Shakima Landsmark. Remember her name.

To watch A Nick in Time, click on Filmmakers Statement, scroll to the bottom of the page and there you’ll see the link to watch the film.



  1. Great interview — I love Landsmark’s spirit and her hair! Keep your readers updated on her new project. Thanks!

  2. Cool story. I am an aspiring filmmaker and learned a lot. Good luck with your work Shakima.

  3. Absolutely noted. I’m glad you liked this one!

  4. Thanks so much for the feature Leisa. I appreciate the time you and thoughtfulness you put in to make this interview what it is. The website looks great and anyone would be more than lucky to sit and have a conversation with you. You are amazing.

    • Shakima, thank you, as well. It was an honor and a pleasure. You are inspiring!

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