SMC Member Spotlight: Frankie Symonds

This time we put a Member Spotlight on Frankie Symonds in our latest Inside the SMC Studio, a monthly blog post highlighting our members and their incredible talent!

Frankie is an independent filmmaker and artist in Boston and a new member with Somerville Media Center bringing a new TV show to SCATV called Queer Cats. Frankie is an incredible asset to the greater SMC community and we love having them here as a community member and volunteer – thanks for being a part of SMC family! Keep reading to learn more about Frankie!

1. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Frankie Symonds. I’m an artist and filmmaker.
2. What was the strangest job you’ve had? middle school student
3. Where is your favorite place to retreat for mental or physical health? wherever the cats are
4. Who were your early creative mentors or source for inspiration? Scooby Doo, Angela Lansbury
5. How do you get past creative roadblocks? Sit alone in silence.
6. How has being a member at Somerville Media Center helped you on your creative journey? It has always been a great place to partake in events since I moved here 6 years ago. Now, it is broadcasting Queer Cats.
7. What is something recently you have accomplished that you are proud of and/or excited to share with the public? Queer Cats
8. If you could have entrance music, what would it be? Nasty Girl by Vanity 6
9. What’s your favorite spot in Somerville to hangout or visit? The 86 bus
10. In 140 characters or less, how would you pitch your show or who you are? A platform for queer people and their cats that welcomes you.