Screw It. I’ve Got a Movie to Make…

28 11 2010

Shes Gotta Have It The past couple of weeks I've been reading Spike Lee's book on the making of his first feature film "She's Gotta Have It." I love reading this kind of stuff because it inspires me to keep making movies "by any means necessary." Spike's attitude throughout everything that I've read so far is, Screw it. Regardless of what happens, I'm going to make this movie. I think you have to have that kind of attitude in order to be a filmmaker, because the odds are usually against you. It's expensive as all get out, sometimes it can take forever to find the right cast, the right crew, and the right equipment. But ultimately you have to have the faith that the movie will get done no matter what. That was the attitude I had when I made my film "Sophisticated Romance." And that's the kind of attitude I have to have now with "Something Worth Waiting For." The only thing now is finding the right balance between working hard to get it done and resting in God's grace.

In the whole 10 years it's taken me to write this script, I don't think I've ever felt more clear about its intended message as I do now. I'm so sick and tired of seeing intelligent women settle for less just because they want to get married. We all make mistakes but at some point we as women have to believe within ourselves that we are, that our love is indeed something worth waiting for. Marriage is great, I'm sure. But in the meantime, let God's love and the love of family and friends, be enough. That's a message I feel strongly about and a message I want to shout from the rooftops. It is really my prayer that God will make a way for me to make this film soon.

Last week while I was in Atlanta, I was able to pitch the project to the Gospel Music Channel. The meeting seemed to go well and they liked the pitch. I'm praying that they like the script enough to greenlight it, but if they don't I still have a movie to make. Some way, some how.




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