*me on 9/20/2016 holding the camera I used for the “Chains” filming.
So it’s no secret, I’ve gone slightly ghost on my beloved website, but umm I’ve been extremely busy. Yes, I know that’s probably one of the most cliché excuses someone could give…but it’s the truth.
As most of you all may know I’m an actress, but at the beginning of this year I decided to transition to behind the scenes and start a production company. In June, I began the pre-production for my first short film project “Chains: The Story Of A Lost Black Man’s Soul.” I knew that making a film would take a lot of commitment and time, but what I didn’t know was how hard it would be to maintain my many other gigs. Multitasking has always been one of my strong suits so I figured adding “making a film” to my list of to-dos would be no big deal. Oh how I was I wrong.
Throughtout this entire “I’m becoming a filmmaker” process I’ve had several grand a-ha moments, and I’ve learned so much about myself as a businesswoman and a creative. Solidifiying myself as a legit filmmaker has been such a whirlwind and surreal experience. The most important lesson I learned from this is that you can’t always do everything on your own and that it is okay to ask for help sometimes. I can’t say thank you enough to my diligent production team and talented cast of “Chains.” Truthfully, their encouraging words is the only reason I haven’t completely lost my mind throughout this process.
Although the film is still in production, I’m making a commitment to all of my DEVandtheCITY supporters whom have been constantly asking me what’s going on with the site to make it one of my top priorities again. The fact that you all have missed that I haven’t been consistently updating the website means the world to me. Thank you all so much for all of your continuous love and support.
You can look forward to more thinkpieces, style and beauty tips, fun cocktails recipes, and interviews with the dopest up-and-coming talent coming soon! I’m ecstatic to continue to share my life’s journey with you all.