March 2020

March 30 #MayasBingeWorthy List

While quarantining and chilling, be sure to check out some shows and movies and left an impression with me. And of course I had to plug my own films 🙂 Lmk which films or shows you’ve seen and your thoughts after you’ve watched. xoxo

  • All American on Netflix: I just started watching this based on recommendations from a few people so I’ll have an update next week.
  • Queen Sono on Netflix: I give this a B+. When people have asked about my thoughts on this series, I usually say “It’s super straight! I enjoyed watching it. I give some many shows my viewership so I definitely wanted to give my viewership to a show that stars people of color”.
  • I’m Not Ok With This on Netflix: I was initially reluctant to watch this because I didn’t want to watch another cliche high school show about the privileged lives of white kids. And I was also annoyed that it reminded me of Stranger Things. But a friend convinced me to give it a chance and I’m glad I did! The writing feels fresh and the characters are familiar but with a twist. I’m excited to see what Season 2 has to offer because I need answers! lol
  • Carnival Row on Amazon Prime: Another show that I slept on because the trailer looked a bit cliche. I’m glad I tuned into this magical and gritty piece of art. The actors, makeup and set design are spectacular on this show!
  • Between Two Ferns on Netflix: Need a good laugh? Watch this. I was so tickled by Zach Galifianakis’ performance in this film that I watched more “Between Two Ferns” interviews on the Funny Or Die Youtube channel.
  • Uncorked on Netflix: I watched this because it was set in my hometown of Memphis, Tn. It’s a sweet film with great family dialogue.
  • The Last Black Man In San Francisco on Amazon Prime: When I saw this film I thought “damn, this looks like a film that I would have made!” Needless to say I loved it. And the cinematography was amazing.
  • Late Expectations on Youtube: This charming coming of age short was written by Thais Francis who also starred in the film. And it was directed by indie filmmaker Laurie Arakaki. I first saw the film when it was featured last year as one of Issa Rae’s short films of the month.
  • Blue Magic on Youtube: This film was written by UK based writer Olivia Fraser and directed by UK based Ashleigh Jadee. I’m a fan! This film beautiful short about embracing natural hair.
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March 23 #BingeWorthy list

While quarantining and chilling, be sure to check out my latest and greatest projects. I’ll be doing a binge worth list of network and indie films as well. Enjoy! xoxo

  • Dating App, watch here: Wonderful short film directed by yours truly. Based on my real life experience. (I used my Uncle’s voice at the end)
  • Reclaiming Nappy, watch here: My first short film. It’s a celebration and documentary about natural hair. (My mom is the mom in the movie).
  • Uncle Poochie, watch here: My family has always been my muse so I loved doing the first of many photo and video shoots on my Uncle Poochie.

Coming Soon

  • Damion: This was actually a tv pitch but I decided that I’m going to go ahead and release it as a series on my Youtube channel so be sure to subscribe here.
  • We Shine: I filmed this a few months ago but now I finally have the courage to re-edit it. I hated the first edit. I usually always hate the first edit on my films so I’ll take some time away to get re-inspired and revise the edit with a fresh pair of eyes and ideas.

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