That new generations will not educate themselves to the ever changing world, and that history will continue to repeat itself.
I think the most defining moment was moving to Los Angeles. Being raised in Maryland, and going to school in New York, I was always close to family. So for better or worse, I was always in a comfort zone. Moving to Los Angeles was unknown for me. It made me stronger and has ultimately… Read More @DreuxD: What’s a defining moment in your life?
Television and film are not just narrative stories, they are powerful tools for exploration and teaching. I decided to work in this industry not just because I love to write, but also because I love to learn. Television and film serve as such powerful mediums to open minds and further critical thinking and transformation. Being… Read More @DreuxD: Why did you decide to get into this industry?
People can follow me @danaverde on IG. I have a few projects I will be directing so be on the lookout in 2021. Following in Jordan Peele’s footsteps, I’m going to make a few horror films that combine comedy & social critique but from a female perspective.
I like to collect ethnic art. When I travel I always buy something from local artists that represent their culture.
Trust your gut. Your instincts are vital. Trust them. Learn to listen to that inner voice. It won’t steer you wrong.
My most successful moment so far was when a script I wrote was made into a feature film and debuted #6 in the US Box Office. To think, something I wrote in my bedroom in Brooklyn for fun could end up on the big screen – a great moment.
My biggest concern is that the support of diversity in my industry will turn out to be a fad and not be about real change, that things will stay the same instead of moving forward.
A defining moment in my life was when I was an undergraduate at NSU, my business of screenwriting professor told me I should become a professional filmmaker. At the time I was studying to become a screenwriter and she believed I should be behind the camera too. Her belief in me made me believe in… Read More @danaverde: What’s a defining moment in your life?
I fell in love with cinema as a child and I know how powerful this medium is. I decided to work in this industry so can tell stories that show how interconnected we are all.