Grace Wethor has done more in her 20 years on earth than most people have in a lifetime. Yet, she still wants more. Specifically, she wants her movies to do more. In a world full of fast fads & quick-flip scripts, she wants to use film as a vehicle to tell stories that have the ability to shape the world.
“When I look at powerful women in film such as Olivia Wilde, Margot Robbie, & Greta Gerwig, I have hope for my generation and the content we will have access to as we move forward in life. Some may look at films like Booksmart & Lady Bird and just see coming-of-age comedies, but they are so much more. Films that focus on characters and storytelling create real-world communities and allow for people to see themselves on screen. There is something so intimate & special about being able to just sit with a character in somewhere private like their bedroom and observe them in seemingly mundane moments. I think media often skips over a large part of the human experience because it doesn’t seem story-worthy. It’s one of the reasons I love exploring teenage characters. They almost get a “pass” for not having accomplished much yet, which allows for such authentic relatable voices and experiences. Having this approach to storytelling allows for people to realize that their favorite superhero or president is just as human as they are,” said Wethor.
The award-winning actress, director, & CEO of GRAE Entertainment has been secretly working on an unannounced project for the past two years that has changed the way she looks at and approaches her work. “I wrote a secret book during quarantine, which then turned into a film script. It started as a project that was inspired by true events I witnessed with my own two eyes. It then turned into a film that inspired true events, without even being released or announced yet. That is my goal for all of my work. I want my stories to impact the world in some way.”
Wethor believes that stories have the ability to change and shape the world. They have the ability to unite, uncover, and heal the universe… and I think she might be right. When asked what she wants her legacy to be, she simply said, “Joy. I want to leave the world with recorded evidence of human joy.”