Page 20 - January 2022 Issue
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 What is your profession, or what are your passions?
I am a Director, Writer and Professor of Film and Communications. Visual Storytelling is my passion.
When did you discover your true calling? Tell us about your discovery process.
I grew up on the south side of Chicago, the youngest of four. My siblings were teenagers living their best lives, so I was left alone with my imagination, books, music, television, and movies. It's where I developed my passions for storytelling and creativity.
The exact time I knew that I wanted to become a filmmaker was after watching numerous films by Clint Eastwood and Sidney Poitier. They are two of my favorite actors who also wore the director's hat—seeing the opening credits Directed by Clint Eastwood and directed by Sidney Poitier left an impact.
After looking up the meaning of director, I knew it was what I wanted to do as an adult. Of course, the journey would not be easy and would take almost 30 years
What are some of the other dreams and aspirations you want to accomplish?
I am nowhere near completing my dreams and aspirations. I want to be a working TV director who consistently makes feature films. I also want to be a showrunner.
I want to continue teaching and developing future filmmakers and storytellers. I want to channel my success in these areas to business and expand business ownership opportunities.

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