"Wanting to be a film director is the first occupation I remember ever wanting to be as a child. I'm drawn specifically to films in the historical fiction, biographical, and drama genres. It's crazy how many stories in history are buried on dusty shelves in libraries. Some months ago, I came across a story that blew my mind and I was confused as to why I had never heard about it in school. As a filmmaker, I believe the content I must bring to life falls into these genre categories.
A buried story I've been obsessed with for a while has been the story of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots, also known as the 1921 Tulsa Massacre. I was confused by the fact that I had not heard about this story in any of my history classes, and by asking around I realized quite a few of my peers had never even heard of the story from anywhere. The story is so wild, yet no one has ever developed it into a feature film. It was only just announced in May that a man by the name of Tim Story wants to pursue this story into a feature film. As much as this is a story I myself want to write and direct, I'm even more happy to know that someone with a large platform is making sure that this story is told."