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?
Being selected for Tribeca and Chanel’s Through Her Lens program was one of the highpoints of my career. I was able to connect with industry power women to break down one of my scripts. I received feedback from Jenny Lumet that made me feel seen. I also was able to talk influences and process one on one… Read More @Missmadhatter005: What is a successful moment in your career so far?
My biggest concern for the future is how do we make space for all the underrepresented voices. Especially as we lose access to some old platforms and ways of viewing content. We must embrace the new streaming platforms, mourn the death of the movie theatre as we know it and evolve the film festival. My peers recently… Read More @Missmadhatter005: What is your biggest concern with the future?
A defining moment in my life was the first time I traveled to my mother’s home country, the Dominican Republic. I went on my own to work with a girl’s organization – the Mariposa Foundation. During my time there, it felt like I was unearthing an unknown part of myself. I had to face the uncomfortable… Read More @Missmadhatter005: What’s a defining moment in your life?
I decided to become a filmmaker because I wanted to be a storyteller and was enamored with the way that filmmaking mixed mediums to tell stories. It combined a number of my loves – writing, acting, music and design.