Filmed from 2014-2015, CreativeNC is a documentary that sheds light on what it’s like to be a creative in a country fueled by industrial ideals. What is a creative? Do society and our educational system stifle creativity? What’s it like to build a career and find success as a creative in an area that lacks industry? Producer and Director Dev T. Smith answers those questions through the lense of North Carolina through interviews with the state’s standout creatives at various points in their careers. After debuting the film at the Smithsonian-affiliated NC Museum of History, along with panel discussions and keynotes about creative/entrepreneurial development; the film serves as the linchpin for a yearly festival dedicated to building industry and uniting creatives below the Mason Dixon line.