First off, I'd like to say, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It's fucking April though, so I'm late as shit. Forgive me. I have been doing my best to make this the #YEAROFDOING though, and I hit the ground running. First off, I went and got new head shots. Once I did that, I started auditioning. And, I got my first gig! I'm stoked as hell about it. We finish shooting next week.
In January, I worked as a 2nd 2nd AD on a Christmas Love Story tentatively titled "Last Love Letter." Look for it on a women's channel near you. It was a great experience though, but it also scared the crap out of me because I was officially moving up in the production world!
But, as great as it was, that's something I don't want to do.
I love the production side for the learning experience, but I'm a creative. I write, I act, I sing in the shower. I'm a performer. I need to be in front of the camera. So, I've shifted my focus just at the moment when people started to call on me as a go to person in production and I'm back at the bottom of the hill rolling up the bolder.
That's okay though. I'm much more confident than I used to be, and with two short films under my belt, I'm ready to take on all the challenges that are headed my way.
"Two short films you say?" Why yes, pretend person.
Before the #YearofDoing began, I got to direct the B Unit and star in a 48 hr from titled. "The Christmas You Didn't Know." It won best director(s) of a short at the First Annual Frozen Film Festival and is now going off to the G.I. Film Festival in Washington D.C.
A little after that time, I wrote a letter that was excepted into a collection of works in a book titled, "Letters to a Little Black Girl" available now on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle. I was so thrilled to be a part of that in hopes of letting a young girl know that she has all the magic in the world residing inside of her. As a bonus, majority of the proceed go to groups that also help young African American girls and women who are having issues, have been abused, neglected, etc.
With all that, the short I'm doing now, and the constant writing of new material (Look out for the Tomato Project news) I think I'm off to a good start, and it's only April!!!
Currently, networking at the Atlanta Film Festival and truly enjoying myself. (Separate post on that later).
I hope the year has started off good for you all as well. Keep your heads up, follow your dreams, and great things are bound to come your way!!!
Reviewing movies. I tried to go to once a week, but I think it's best if I post whenever. Right?