Reinventing yourself in a tough job market the topic of film RE:Invention

When 38-year old Catherine Goerz got laid off in 2008 and was given just two weeks severance, she found herself taking on odd jobs and struggling to live -- happily -- on 75% less.

How were others doing it? How was anyone surviving? How were they toughing it out? Was anyone finding new opportunities in the worst job market in some 80 years? She decided to find out.

Armed with a hand-held mini-cam, a couple of friends, and a mission -- to fulfill her dream of making a documentary -- Goerz, a former campaign manager and producer for a Bay Area communications company, spent several weeks traveling cross-country, and interviewing America's jobless -- from marketing managers to waitresses.