Valencia Ava DuVernay
directher Taking a social media holiday. Aiming for two weeks. Might be overly ambitious, but gonna try. See ya'll in late July. Or tomorrow. No, I can do this! Late July. Late July it is! Happy Summertime! Drink it all in! XO! 2w

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directher Look at that. Look. At. That. A thing of beauty. #Summertime #LA #Everything 2w

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directher About to begin the final shoot day for #SelmaFilm. Can't believe this day is here. 3w
  •   dawn_y_mcdaniel @directher Now, this made me a wee bit teary-eyed! #oneofthebestjobsEVER Again, saying "Thank You, Ava" does not even cover a fraction of my gratitude. You changed the life of a girl who felt lost. #inspiration 3w
  •   apbehindthelens Thanks for sharing the journey! It's been wonderful to see the moments of bringing #Selma film to life 3w
  •   maria_de_lalisa This is the experience that every actor dreams of: Being surrounded by amazing talent, love, humility, an incredible story to tell, and a great director. Thank you for sharing the journey of #Selma with us. I was touched and inspired with every picture. Can't wait to see the film! 3w
  •   niecynash1 #blessing to so many 3w
  •   jayefinley Such a blessing to be a part of this wonderful project! Cant wait to work with you again! 3w
  •   monomutapa So excited to see this film! I know it's a while away but just so excited!! 2w
  •   blackstarfest We Love you and are so excited about this project:-) #BlackStar14 2w

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directher Two days to go. #SelmaFilm! 3w
  •   anamm62 Nice pic...I would love to follow a director around for just a day and to see the process. So different from what I do everyday in healthcare and so creative. 3w
  •   dawn_y_mcdaniel @directher You gave me the opportunity of a lifetime! The words "thank you" will never come close to my immense gratitude. Much love. 3w
  •   raisingtenzingray I'm with @dawn_y_mcdaniel ! I am forever indebted! This ENTIRE journey has been a hugeeeeee blessing! -yaya lol! 3w
  •   teleazer Powerful pic 3w
  •   viciousvixen this is my favorite. <3 <3 <3 2w
  •   princebaleke I'm looking for an agent, I want to turn my new novel into a movie 2w
  •   slimboogie22 Huge fan of yours! I hope I get to run into you at your favorite book store! I saw the Academy interview you continue to inspire me in my filmmaking and writing! @directher 2w

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directher Three days to go. #SelmaFilm! 3w

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directher Thanks to @TheAcademy for asking a cool question. Not, how is it to be a woman filmmaker? Not, how is it to be a black filmmaker? But, what sparks my imagination? A rare question for me to hear. A real pleasure for me to answer. 3w

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directher That's a picture wrap on @MrMrDorsey @KingofBingo @Common #WendellPierce #AndreHolland #CoreyReynolds and most of our dear, dear principal cast. Adore these people. Will miss them in person, but revel in their performances while editing. Stellar all-around. Just four more days 'til our final scene. Amazed by that. xo 3w
  •   theebeautifulstruggle Yesss can't wait to see Selma and to work with you soon @directher 3w
  •   chrisfrich That sure is a nice house in the background @directher 3w
  •   villarnoir "Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit" 3w
  •   victoriamahoney I #salute you, #one & #all ! 3w
  •   pbarks1 My friends in Kirkwood were raving about your team filming there and using their driveway for the crew during filming of Selma! They really enjoyed it! 3w
  •   selahavery It was cool to work as an extra on Selma Ms. Ava! Hope I get to work with you in a leading role one day! #Blessings 3w
  •   princebaleke Follow my page for motivational quotes 2w
  •   beedubyah67 @directher CONGRATULATIONS & WELCOME!!!! You are such an inspiration & it's our honor to have you as our newest SOROR!!!! 2w

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directher A dozen speeding horses, 97 tear gas canisters, 500 extras and five rain delays later, we completed our shooting on the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama last night. The site of Bloody Sunday. Sacred ground. Today, onto the State Capitol in Montgomery to shoot massive scenes. It's all a miracle to me. Beyond dreams. #SelmaFilm 4w
  •   nkrediblevisionfilms @directher HALLELUYER...GOTTA LOVE IT! Much success 4w
  •   ronnylaw Amen! 4w
  •   phenomenal_aka yesss! i'm SO honored to have had the chance of working with you all! you are AMAZING!! didn't get a chance to personally speak with you but i look forward to working with you again soon!! 3w
  •   _itsmillertyme Thanks very much for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this movie that is about the history of my town. 3w
  •   spknspl435 I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you in this historic and important film. Hopefully we can team up again in the near future and make history once again. You're an amazing director and I can't wait for everyone to see this masterpiece. 3w
  •   sidsplit You did it in 3 hours, right?:) Go Ava go! 3w
  •   drycool4 It was a pleasure working with you and the crew! I enjoyed every minute of it!! You do excellent work! Keep it up!! -Extra @directher 3w
  •   evokurvoice Looking forward to seeing your heart creativity. 3w

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directher A good time was had this afternoon celebrating the cast and crew of #SelmaFilm as we complete our primary filming in Georgia and move to Alabama tomorrow. Onward! 1mon
  •   aphtermath_ Reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III in Montgomery, Al. Www.Timidproduction.com 4w
  •   truelyblessed25 Please reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas lll in Montgomery,AL. www.timidproduction.com 4w
  •   c_lo06 @directher Please reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III @screenrighter in Montgomery, Alabama www.timidproduction.com 4w
  •   ledisi So jealous @directher but so happy 4w
  •   tia_butta Do excited to know this film is being made and it's right down the road from me! Can't wait to watch. 4w
  •   mia_halldaily Can't wait to see this! Went to site of Selma March 2x - changed my life. 3w
  •   dainktellectual And Upward! Peace sis. 3w
  •   justmslee Yes Oprah 3d

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directher My current leading man with my first leading lady. David + @SalliRichWhit! He takes a mean group selfie! 1mon
  •   mrhydrogenmcmvi Reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III in Montgomery www.timidproduction.com 4w
  •   avgibby Reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III in Montgomery. www.Timidproduction.com 4w
  •   gq_loft Reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III @screenrighter in Montgomery. www.Timidproduction.com 4w
  •   bfordcity Reach out to the talented filmmaker @screenrighter 4w
  •   wolfgangbaldwin Reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III in Montgomery. Www.Timidproduction.com 4w
  •   twiice_theiice PLEASE Reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III in Montgomery,Al. Www.Timidproduction.com 4w
  •   aphtermath_ Hey please Reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III in Montgomery, Al. Www.Timidproduction.com 4w
  •   c_lo06 @directher Please reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III @screenrighter in Montgomery, Alabama www.timidproduction.com 4w

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directher David went on a group selfie spree today. Surrounded by some of our favorite people at our Alabama send-off party! #selmafilm 1mon
  •   johnny_be_nice Awesome #ussie! 1mon
  •   drummachinemike Tilane!!!!!!!!! 1mon
  •   kalihawk Aww 1mon
  •   karenreneegood Y'all make me happy. 1mon
  •   jayteedee He really looks the part of Martin in these candids. I can not wait to see the finished film! 1mon
  •   twiice_theiice PLEASE Reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III in Montgomery,Al. Www.Timidproduction.com 4w
  •   aphtermath_ Reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III in Montgomery, Al. Www.Timidproduction.com 4w
  •   c_lo06 @directher Please reach out to the talented filmmaker Clarence Thomas III @screenrighter in Montgomery, Alabama www.timidproduction.com 4w

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directher I find myself spending a lot of time in the Oval Office. First, SCANDAL with Tony. Now, SELMA with Tom. I have my "Yes, Mr. President" down pat! #SelmaFilm 1mon

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directher Honored to work with the one and only Arthur Jafa on #SELMAFilm. One of my favorite cinematographers manning our expansion camera? Wonderful. One of the most fascinating artists in black cinema on set everyday? Priceless! Catch his own directorial work this week at @FilmIndependent's LA Film Fest! Congrats on your excellent doc, AJ! xo! 1mon

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1mon directher
Sierra Ava DuVernay
directher "Wind and rain must assault him,
and a man must build against them." Thank you, Pops. For everything. I love you more than there are words to describe. xo.
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  •   jessicab07 Beautiful Pic! Wonderful words... HAPPY DADDY DAY!!! 1mon
  •   lovesagreatvisual :) 1mon
  •   johnlee216 Happy Father's day pops. You have an amazing daughter 1mon
  •   twinshady Look at that fade in the skyline. Awesome pic and HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all involved fathers!!!!! 1mon

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directher The surprise set visits continue in grand fashion! How she kept it a secret from everyone, I have no clue. But we all turned around and she was just walking up the street towards us like it was nothing. A fantastic pick-me-up during this rough week of night shoots. Let's do this! Onward, #SelmaFilm! 1mon

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directher For the past four weeks, I've been directing all kinds of people in the film SELMA. Seasoned vets and those making their feature debut. Names you know and names not known. Americans, Brits, French, German. Women and men. Old friends and total strangers. Hundreds upon hundreds of extras. Stunt people and doubles. But nothing beats the kids. It's hard for anyone to walk onto a set and keep their focus. Let alone a child. But we had a group of children in a crucial scene the other day who shined so bright and beautiful, it took my breath away. I'm so very grateful to them and their parents. And so grateful for every single person - young and old - whose lent their talent and time to this project thus far. Incredible. Three weeks to go! #SelmaFilm 1mon
  •   dawn_y_mcdaniel @kforkele deep, but extremely accurate. We live in a messed up world. 1mon
  •   sharonelawrence Dazzling and dear:) 1mon
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  •   alia_copeland I've heard lots of positive things about your work! I would love to work with you one day @directher 1mon
  •   nina_mosley83_ Absolutely beautiful! 1mon
  •   danaricemusic Ava, thank you for being a bright light for these kids. My daughter said to me that when she thought about what a director looked like she never imagined a girl- and then she met you! Because of you she now sees possibilities that she never considered for herself. And the fact that she gets to be apart of the profound comment you are making on history- priceless! 1mon
  •   raisingtenzingray This warms my heart truly. Your being is beautiful inside and out. Such a sweet person! Trinity loves talking about her experience on set! <3 1mon
  •   elijahjoliver Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity for me to be able to work with you on a film that I know will go down in history as a masterpiece. I truly believe it will impact lives for generations to come. You truly are an inspiration to me and I hope work with you again. 3w

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directher This amazing woman made this amazing t-shirt and wore it amazingly on set today! Vonda K. Morris is the best in the business and has made everyone in my projects - from I WILL FOLLOW to MIDDLE OF NOWHERE to THE DOOR to SELMA - look a-ma-zing. She's one of a handful of people who I'm so fortunate to collaborate with again and again. I hope that in a few years she'll need a full-length gown to name all our projects together! Adore you, @vondakayemor! XO! 1mon

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directher Week Three comes to a close today. Yesterday, the skies over Atlanta lit up in a brilliant display of bright orange and deep purple. I've never seen anything like it. A gift. We had to snap a picture to mark the moment. One of many blessed ones while making #SelmaFilm. xo! 2mon
  •   crystalineline Awesome! So very blessed to have the experience to work on this. Ava you are a great director and treated everyone so very nice and respectful. God has Great Things in store. Kudos and looking fwd to seeing the end result on the big screen. Better is the end of a thing than the beginning. Blessings. 2mon
  •   sharonelawrence Perfect, love those Hotlanta storms! 1mon
  •   twinshady Sky line has me singing purple rain....... 1mon
  •   iamtarastar @directher purple skies that day, pink skies the day before! #thisfilmisblessed 1mon
  •   geecheegal @kingofbingo @directher I CANNOT WAIT to hear stories! 1mon
  •   dawn_y_mcdaniel Very cool shot! David blows me away every time he speaks any kind of dialogue. 1mon
  •   yasmag WAAAAAAAAT IS THIS 1mon

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directher Warmly welcoming Tim Roth to the cast of SELMA as segregationist "Governor George Wallace." #selmafilm 2mon

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2mon directher
Valencia Ava DuVernay
directher Warmly welcoming @NiecyNash1 to the cast of SELMA as one of the quiet heroines of the civil rights movement, "Richie Jean Jackson." See ya soon, Niecy! #selmafilm 2mon
  •   loisaidalisa ️Niecy! Consider my ticket already bought. 2mon
  •   thesonofbaldwin Wow! Niecy is branching out. That's good! 2mon
  •   cherrynotes Yay!! 2mon
  •   appleofhisai Thisssssssssss!!!!!! Yessss @thesonofbaldwin she IS branching out...cause when you bear as much fruit as she has on one tree, God plants NEW seeds for NEW fruits. @directher u are assembling an all-star army with ur casting!!! Love it! @niecynash1 You make NOISE sis, but quietly....let your incredible instrument and insight speak VOLUMES! #Guhbye 2mon
  •   d_perfect10n Im so excited for the casting call for the extras at Alabama State!! Ready to get mu start in the acting world. 2mon
  •   anamm62 AWSOME!! 2mon
  •   iamtarastar Nice! 2mon
  •   kstew222 My sis!!!! #sohappy 3w

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