I'll never forget watching a profile of the film "Searching for Sugarman" on 60 mins. I immediately checked my local theater to see if it was playing in my area. Luckily, it was so I rushed down there and was blown away. I never saw a documentary told in that fashion. I also discovered another amazing documentary by the same company called "Man on Wire". They inspired me to try my hand at documentaries. Also, I cite watching "The Color Purple" for the 1st time as a major inspiration. I was floored by the performances and roller coaster ride of emotions I felt while watching it.
I like to say I'm an artist in every sense of the word... Maybe it's the Pisces in me... I don't know and don't try to figure it out. I just let the creative process happen whether it's through a pen, paintbrush, or my hands. If it takes some type of creativity to make it happen then I'm in. It was in college, VID 101, where I discovered my gift of storytelling. My professor separated the class into groups and we had to choose a role for the video project. Well, everything else was taken except editing so I took on the task and the rest is history. I've been editing professionally for about 15 years now. I'm very passionate about my craft. I love assembling the pieces together to tell a compelling story. A few years back, I decided to try my hand at directing and writing. Now it's full speed ahead in that arena. It's quite an experience to see something you wrote translated to the screen. I'm attracted to stories of the unknown; unsung pioneers and events in black history, afrofuturism, science fiction, documentaries, fantasy, etc. It is my hope that the content I create will inform, intrigue, entertain, or move you. My goal is to make stories that matter. Stories that will hopefully stand the test of time.
Atlanta, GA, USA