My Little Obsession began as the senior thesis of a Maryland film student at Stevenson University in the fall of 2009. Though the graduation project was only required to be 10 minutes long, filmmaker Jewel quickly grasped the potential of the many interviews and hours of footage she had already accumulated. The opportunity called for a documentary on a subject never before produced in a film media, and it was too interesting and exciting an opportunity to let pass by!
Between spring of 2010 and summer of 2011, Jewel and her small handful of crewmates traveled the east coast of the USA, meeting dozens of other collectors and holding interviews with many of them. Their travels also took them to local and national meets and conventions, and even to the studio of the most important person in the history of My Little Pony™. Who is that? You'll have to see it to find out!
The vision and purpose of the film was to celebrate the joys and uniqueness of a hobby that few people even know exists. In a world that is too quick to allocate people into societal norms and stereotypes alike, it can be all too easy to forget how to enjoy being who you are. My Little Obsession serves as a reminder to do what makes you happy, and embrace and enjoy those who share it with you.