Behind the Scenes Photos


I LOVE taking photos behind the scenes. 

Quick, candid, glimpses into what is happening when the subject is just being themselves.

Sam Dates was no exception. The cast and crew were fun, quirky, and ready to do something silly even without a camera present. With me there. . . it was like Christmas.

Comedy. Drama. Slapstick. Musicals. Melodrama. Tragedy.

You give them any bit of your attention and they'd give you 15 minutes of entertainment.


It had been quite some time since I had hung out with college students and it was a relief to find that theater and film kids are still outgoing and gregarious. I only felt old when they started talking about musicians and other new musical artists that I hadn’t hear of yet. Woe is me.

Here they are. Film students. Theater students. Actors. Crew. Cinematographers. Writers and Directors.

Sam Dates show.

Find it HERE on YouTube.


Erika Christie

Erika is a multimedia creator whose passion lies in Writing, Photography, and Filmmaking. Her early experiences in theatre gave her an intense understanding of how words, music, actors, visual artwork, and storylines work together to create unforgettable experiences.

Her work as a creative director sees her traveling between NYC, Washington DC, and Atlanta. Her background teaching story development and filmmaking inform heritability to shape and strategize content to create the strongest audience experiences.  

She has been working in the transmedia world since before it was even a word. And, more recently, she has been interviewing and cultivating information from leading artists in fields such as virtual and augmented reality, music in the digital age, content distribution, game development, and world building across platforms. 

"Human creativity leads to social cohesion as artists define our collective reality."