The day I was born was just another ordinary May day in Birmingham, Alabama. Until the unspeakable happened. I emerged from my mother's womb with two umbilical cords wrapped around my neck - my own, and my twin, who I ate sometime while gestating, The doctor handed me to my mom, and smiled. To this day, I’m convinced that my twin infused its psyche into the placenta, and tried to strangle me with their umbilical cord, But I escaped with my life. I was born a victor, just like Forrest Gump.
Which happened to be the first movie I fell in love with. As a kid, I remember watching the wonderful movie with my grandfather, a history teacher. We marveled at how this movie blended actual historical events with a loveable fictional character who was smart enough to always listen to his mama.
I’ve been told that when I walk on set, I infect my team with joy. That I make my cast and crew feel safe to have creative freedom and ask questions. It is known that I love the process just as much, if not more, than the final product and that this mindset openly invites my team to trust in the process with me.