Happy to share news that I was interviewed and featured for the #BlackFemaleFilmmakerSeries
This was a pretty in-depth interview and I had a great time opening up and sharing information about my journey and what’s to come. This series was curated and published by Alana Marie Woodson, a St. Louis-based filmmaker, storyteller and digital content creator. I’d like to encourage you all to check it out.
Find out how I got my start as a filmmaker, if I ever dealt with imposter syndrome and what I classify as my best work to date. Find out what’s on my film bucket-list and hear why I think other it’s important not to get “pre-occupied with optics.” I also describe my personal, female-centric artistic style and provide advice and words of encouragement to other young and/or aspiring female filmmakers.
Here is an excerpt from the interview transcript where I detail why I feel like it is important to have our voices represented:
“There is value in each of our experiences; women need to find our own voices, control the narrative and take ownership of our portrayal in television, film and new media. These industries need to tune into and be empathetic to the needs of various audiences. The film industry cannot be a monolithic arena and expect to be relevant with diverse communities. Film has to serve our communities, and reflect it.”
I’d like to give a special shout-out to Alana Marie for using her platform to provide a forum for other female content-creators during Women’s History Month.
All the best!