"When you’re shooting passively on the phone, you can be taking pictures, but when you have a film camera, you’re photographing actively. It’s the activity you're doing. Similar to the rise of vinyl records. I'm listening to music. That’s the activity." Jacob Patrick
"I'm immediately invested in people's success. Everything that I already am has helped me help others. At Create Birmingham, it's just been improved because now I feel like I know more people to connect you to."
"I want to encourage curiosity and make sure our programs are as accessible as possible... The online film or Film Twitter community can sometimes feel insufferable — there’s lots of gatekeeping about knowledge and taste. My personal mission is to burn that to the ground."
We are committed to emboldening our city’s entrepreneurial spirits, supporting the invaluable work of our nonprofit sector, amplifying Birmingham’s creative voices, and providing opportunities for our constituents.
"Legacy is about doing what it takes — recognizing something inside you that drives you beyond your current circumstances."