DIRECTOR OF THE JUKE JOINT FILM FESTIVAL 12-2017-Present
Oversee the development of the festival, work closely with the creative director, marketing team staff and interns on the direction the festival is going. My overall experience in working with people from all areas of business has given me the courage and the ability to perform my duties at the highest level. The Juke Joint Film under the stars film festival is an event that will bring artist together from all over the globe to show their films, network, have fun and enjoy nature. This two day event will definitely be something people will love to attend for many years to come. August 17th and 18th 2018
OWNER/PRESIDENT•PITCHVINE ENT, LLC • DATE FROM 5-2000- PRESENT
As the Owner I oversee the daily operation of the business, interview interns, attend meetings, create marketing strategies and budgeting for the business. Writer, Producer, Director, Theatre, Talk Shows Host, Journalist, Producer, and Executive Produced. I’ve written and published the book titled Three Shorts and a Play. I’m co-founder of From Paper 2 Film'
C0-CREATOR • PAPER 2 FILM • FROM 6-2013 TO PRESENT
In 2013 I partnered with Mrs. Tiffany Mckiver and created the program Paper2film. The program teaches young men and women the art of digital storytelling. As the Director I oversee the daily operation of the program, interview interns, attend meetings, solicit for funding, Marketing and budgeting. Paper 2 Film’s Mission is to provide a film program for student ages 11 to 17. This program is designed to give students a creative outlet while honing communication and comprehension skills. Our mission is to capture our youth attention through film and multimedia by educating them on the fundamentals of developing and writing original scripts and taking it from paper to film (digital storytelling).
During my lifetime I have been trusted by parents with their kids from coaching 8-9 year old girls’ basketball to shooting the film “Break The Chains”. Trust is hard to find in these day and times and when people trust you with their kids they are telling you we believe in you so please do not break that trust we have in you. I pride myself on being a person that people have shown a lot of love because they believe and trust in me.
Unique traits: Motivator, sharing, supportive
IndieWise Film Festival
The System finalist Baltimore International black film festival
Butter winner best screenplay Orlando International film festival
“Break The Chains” Shown at the Kingdomwood Film festival
2014 “Prince Of Hitsville” shown at the Charlotte Black Film Festival
“Prince Of Hitsville” was shown at the Hank Stewart film festival
“Prince Of Hitsville” was shown at the National Black Theatre Festival Winston Salem, NC
“Prince Of Hitsville” was shown at the NYC International Film festival
Script finalist 2008 Urban Media Film Festival
Finalist for the 2007 Ray W. Dean Film grants
A list reading (Grand Slam) 2005, National Black Theatre Festival
2006 Greensboro Fringe Theatre festival (Grand Slam) was performed