I don’t collect anything, per se, but I love, love, love making playlists. We can call that a collection of songs. I love curating musical experiences in really intentional ways. If I weren’t making films, I’d be a DJ or a Spotify curator.
It’s okay to know what you want and go for it. If you have a vision, own it. I’ve had moments in my directing career where I’ve tried to be too sweet or accommodating and it had negative impacts on a project. I’m learning how to be bold. Your vision, your boldness, your power–that’s the… Read More @micah_ariel11: What advice do you have for other women in the industry?
n the course of three months I received two playwriting awards from the Kennedy Center, got into my first festival (BlackStar Film Festival), and wrote the first draft of my web series Black Enough (@blackenough__). I’m grateful to have had other successful moments since then, but that gave me the momentum to keep writing and… Read More @micah_ariel11: What is a successful moment in your career so far? I
I’m often afraid of not following my dreams. I get scared that I’ll be 70 years old wondering what happened to my life. I don’t want to give up because this industry is daunting. I want to give it everything I’ve got. The reality is, I’m following my dreams right now. With God on my… Read More @micah_ariel11: What is your biggest concern with the future?
I took a class called “The Films of Spike Lee” in undergrad with professor Maurice Wallace. It was in that class that I started to develop language for my own work and decided that I wanted to go to NYU Tisch for grad school. And I did! I just graduated with my MFA in Dramatic… Read More @micah_ariel11: What’s a defining moment in your life?
I wanted to see more nuanced images of people who look like me. I began my career as a playwright (and still do write plays). I discovered that my style of storytelling translated to the screen in a way that made me excited about my scripts. Being a filmmaker seemed like a dream that was… Read More @micah_ariel11: Why did you decide to get into this industry?
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? You can follow me @micah_ariel11 on both Instagram and Twitter! and you can stay up to date with my web series @blackenough__. Next, I’m working on the second season of Black Enough… Read More @micah_ariel11: 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?
My website http://www.gabriellathenamoses.com showcases all of my short films and you can follow me on IG @Missmadhatter005 where I promote others’ work and artist initiatives in my stories and post my 35mm photography and travels. I am currently in development on two features. LECHE has received Sundance, Tribeca, NYWIFT and IFP support and is a magical realism… Read More @Missmadhatter005: 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?
Besides a lot of junk from styling past shoots which is purely unintentional, I collect overheard conversations in my NOTES app on my iPhone. I enjoy collecting these words both from overheard exchanges between strangers and phrases from those close to me. These real life conversations, these words inform my writing, but also my relationships –… Read More @Missmadhatter005: What, if anything, do you collect?
There is a lot of imposter syndrome in our industry especially amongst women. This is a generalization, but I have watched many women make themselves feel smaller in spaces where we should demand space or be villainized for being too much. Be unapologetic, this is advice I still have to learn. Stick up for your vision… Read More @Missmadhatter005: What advice do you have for other women in the industry?