There Is No Shortcut To Being A Filmmaker — Adisa

Film Courage: Was there ever a time where you wanted to give up on filmmaking?

Adisa, Writer/Director: In terms of me wanting to give up filmmaking, I don’t think there has ever been a time I wanted to give up honestly. There have been hard times. There was one time when I first moved to Los Angeles and I literally lived in six different places in seven…no…I lived in eight different places in six months. There was one time when my friend moved, I moved with him because I was couch surfing. I would be here and then I would be here. Then there was a time when I lived out of my car…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).






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NeedleMarks is a thought-provoking short film written, directed, and edited by artist/filmmaker Jordan Lee. The film’s protagonist Ruby’s past has come back to haunt her. Up until now, she’s managed to distance herself from her partner in crime, but he won’t be locked up for long. It’s up to Ruby to determine whether this toxic relationship will live on. Watch it for FREE on Youtube here.


Varnel explores the black male experience from the perspective of Varnel Hill who is an aspiring actor working in corporate America trying to get out to pursue his dream as an actor. Varnel is in his early 30’s and works as a mail clerk at a marketing firm. Varnel spends most of his days daydreaming about quitting his job, trying to get his ex-Sydney back (and dating), and hanging out with his best friends Tommy and Bilal. Watch it for FREE on Youtube here.