So… I’m part of the ‘BACK IN’ Film Directors Development Programme 2020
Considering 2020 has delivered so many unexpected blows added to by the shocking recent news of the passing of the late Chadwick Boseman. The mass out pouring of love and respect for what he represents to young black boys and black girls around the world, I feel the ever growing deep sense of responsibility to create work and opportunities that not only puts my people at the centre of the narrative but also represents us in the fullness of our complexities.
The overcoming spirit black people have continued to portray throughout our entire history of oppression and the elevated push back on our miss representation in systems that have struggled to reflect us and to a greater or lesser extent failed to represent us needs to continue and I intend to be part of that movement.
I’ve been grafting in the shadows for a long time, I believe now is the time to really making some noise.