Talking to artists gets me inspired.
No matter the medium — books, film, paint, digital — speaking with these artists and hearing what keeps them doing what they do drives me forward.
One person whose drive always impresses is L.C. Cruell. (I can’t imagine how she gets it all done.) I’ve had the pleasure of working with Cruell on her 7 Magpies project, a horror film anthology written and directed by Black women, feating a slew of talented authors and directors. It’s still in progress, but I wanted to talk more with her about her ideas, her motivation, and her experience.
You can read the entire interview this amazing filmmaker on Graveyard Shift Sisters.
While you’re at it, check out some of the trailers for her films:
31 the web series – www.youtube.com/31theseries
I Need You Trailer – https://vimeo.com/97681128.
Cemetery Tales Trailer – https://vimeo.com/158551687