"I tell the stories that are of interest to me." - Ava DuVernay
That pretty much defines who I am as a screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer. Just in case you are looking for a little more insight into who I am. I was born and raised in Houston, Tx to a Black American mother and a Nigerian father who’s favorite movies were “Coming to America” and “The Color Purple”. As a child, I loved when my parents would take me to go see a movie. I was able to immerse myself for 90 minutes to 2 hours in a story that was created for me to watch.
Fast forward to today 20+ years later I decided to enroll in a local community college where I took a class in screenwriting and the rest is history in the making. I have always been in the creative writing world, but never in a million years, I thought I was capable of doing what I do now. Life seems as though it has come full circle.
I wrote and produced a short film called Facing The Truth which had its first screening at a local theater this past summer. The film has been accepted at its first festival, MPAC Film Festival. I’ve teamed up with J.O. Malone Studios as an associate producer on a feature film, My HBCU Story, which is set to be released in 2019. I am also, writing a web series that follows three millennial women navigating life in their early 30s. My mission is to tell stories that will make you laugh, think and transcend barriers. Plus, help other filmmakers tell stories that reflect the world around us.