The first films I worked on as writer / director were pretty stressful. There was a nagging idea in the back of my mind that if we didn’t have a successful day of filming the cast and crew on my set wouldn’t want to work with me again. And if they did want to work with me, how would we get everyone’s schedule to line up again.
I am opinionated, well read, articulate, creative, successful and subversive just like the creators of all the projects mentioned above. But unlike the people behind those projects, I have the audacity to be all those things as well as black.