I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I attended Carter High and later received my bachelor’s in Film and Media from Southern Methodist University and is currently pursuing my MFA.
My first short film C’Ya won Best Film in the Dallas Black Film Festival and the 21st Annual Scottsdale Film Festival. My first feature film, Solitaire also won Best Film in the Dallas Black Film Festival, and went on to be domestically distributed by Maverick Entertainment. I followed Solitaire up with Sweet Justice which was distributed by Wells Go and premiered on Netflix.
I was honored for my screenplay Carter High at the Cinema City International Film Festival’s Screenwriter Awards in Los Angeles. Carter High was the long awaited true story of the 1988 Carter High Cowboys, the most feared high school football team in Texas during this period. It is the Carter High story that inspired the blockbuster football movie Friday Night Lights and the later produced TV series.
Some of my movies have been enjoyed by audiences from around the world thanks to their placement on Netflix, BET, and theatrically. First Impression is currently airing on BET and Netflix, while Carter High is airing on Aspire TV.
I discovered my passion for filmmaking / story telling sometime in high school. Me and my friends would shoot home videos with a VHS camera.