I'm here in NC preparing for the "Mr. Gele" screening at the CineOdyssey Film Festival and I wanted to take the time to acknowledge these wonderful women filmmakers whom I've had the pleasure of meeting over the past couple of years. We all know the struggles, the late nights, the constant questioning and all that goes on in a creative's head :-) I just had to pause, appreciate and recognize the fact that all our projects are being screened in festivals, together!
Shout out to:
My squadmate, cinematographer goddess @sfpoetic whose Music Video - Together ( which I worked on as 2nd AC and had my dear little ones make an appearance 🙌🏾) was selected in the Music Video Category of the #blff18 I've worked on a few of her projects as 1st AC, 2nd AC, Assistant Gaffer, Cable wrangler, you name it. We always have a ball working despite the grueling nature of our "surroundings" - bugs, ticks, things that fly, heat, cold... And would do it all over again 😬
@tomekawinborne for her film - AGED OUT which was selected by @cineodysseyfilmfest and will be screening tomorrow at the WellsFargo Auditorium at 2.30pm AND just got selected by #blff18 We meet in an Editing class in Atlanta and right after class we stood in the parking lot and talked for HOURS about films and our dreams! LOL. You'll think we knew each other for decades. When you click, you just click :-) @storyologist whose short film - Goddess - Executive Produced by @mimivaldes (Dope, Hidden Figures ) also got selected by @cineodysseyfilmfest and will be screening in the same block as Mr. Gele today at 7pm at the WellsFargo Auditorium!! We meet at SCAD Atlanta (thanks to @origeechee) at the very onset of our projects and discussed future plans of our films. It feels like it was just yesterday! Crazy how time flies.
@abbmona - I met her during the African New York Film Festival in May of this year where she screened her film - Still Waters Run Deep (screened at #TIFF17 as well). We had our films in the same block - Naija Stories - as part of the NYAFF. Her film was also selected by @cinefest and we are in the same block as well! Crazy!
Congrats to ALL!
#femalefilmmakerfriday #womenfilmmakers #nevergiveup