Realizing I can start over at 45.
5 years ago.
Right now, I’m currently working on my first feature while finishing up some short films. ON THE CLOCK, my USC thesis film, finished its festival run (which included showcases at Cannes Film Festival, the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, Blackstar Film Festival, and many more) and is on Amazon now! Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/0J82QN7O22U6V4XN3E733ZVP9N/ref=atv_dp_share_mvMy next… Read More @tayo.shoes: What are you working on next? In addition, if people want to find out more about you, where can they find you on social media?
I don’t really collect any physical but I am grateful for the chance to travel to multiple countries and collect beautiful memories and tokens/ gifts from places that inspire me such as Barcelona, South Africa, London, and more.
We all have a purpose in telling our stories so it’s important to find that truth and hold on to it so that, when you’re feeling discouraged, you can find a way through that pain. Also, to find encouraging mentors and sponsors to help you navigate and advocate for you in this industry.
I’m very proud of being a finalist for Project Cre8, an initiative with BET and Paramount Players for funding a filmmaker’s feature. I was the youngest filmmaker to pitch my feature script, a true passion project for me. Though the project I pitched wasn’t selected, we are continuing to develop the project.
How we will not let prejudice and hate tear us apart but find a way to heal to bring our society together and work together to uplift marginalized voices, dismantle white supremacy, and take out greed from our political and justice system.
In 2014, I was invited to be a presenter at the Academy Awards as a part of the Team Oscar program. They flew me out (as well as five other college students) to Los Angeles for the dream week for a budding filmmaker – meeting filmmakers, touring studios, and, of course, being on the stage.… Read More @tayo.shoes: What’s a defining moment in your life?