"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."
"Legacy is about doing what it takes — recognizing something inside you that drives you beyond your current circumstances."
"Sometimes, I think that people are just beginning to catch on to this rich, creative, storied culture we have in the Deep South. But, we’ve always been here. Coming home has been key in discovering my truth, making my own art and opportunities, and finding other creatives to lean on."
“The rule is to just make something. Make something that you can show other people. Don’t sit still and wait for someone else to tell you what to do. There are a lot of people that are willing to work harder than you. If you are sitting and waiting for someone to give you permission, then you are going to miss your shot.”