By Felicia Pride
I am not a director. That’s what I used to tell people. Another way for me to hide and deny myself the opportunity to grow as an artist and step out of my comfort zone.
Enough of that.
tender marks my directorial debut and I’m am so freakin’ excited. And I’m scared AF, but I’m doing this anyway.
Because I’m also excited. And I’m in flow, that state where I’m doing less thinking and more moving and believing and trusting.
I’ve learned that there are certain stories that I need to be a part of telling from start to finish. In order to do that, I have to step into the director role, learn, grow, fail, challenge myself. I’ve spent the last year or so taking classes, working with actors, workshopping material and now… it’s time to do it.
We’re in pre-production, I’ve brought on a producer, and we’re out to potential cast. All of that.
I’m already proud of tender (I can’t tell you how long it took to come up with this title) and we haven’t shot a single frame.
To celebrate and fundraise, I’m throwing a series of online creative chats this month where I’m inviting you and your friends to jam with me on topics ranging from pitching for film / TV to developing a writing process. We also started a GoFundMe page for anyone with extra coins they want to donate to support our project.
I’m saying all this to encourage you to acknowledge the fear, but do it anyway.
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