Happy New Year!!! Like most of you, I spent the days leading up to the new year reflecting on the past year and the goals I set. In 2017, I missed the mark on a few goals. But we realign, readjust, and keep it moving. This year I am setting my intentions and getting specific with the vision I have for this space. In 2018, I vow to take a simpler approach to my movie resolutions. It is my hope that these will help keep me focused throughout the year. So, below are my personal movie resolutions for 2018:
- Watch 365 New (to me) Films in 365 Days (#TeamNFOTD) – This has been a yearly goal for me since 2013. I have not accomplished it yet, but I feel like each year I get a little bit closer. This will be my year.
- Be a more consistent blogger – For my schedule, I think posting bi -weekly is completely doable. I will post content that focuses on the reason I started this blog: to celebrate women of color in film and television both in front of and behind the camera. This leads me to the next thing on my list…
- I also want to expand #BlackWomenDirect. I want it to be more than a hashtag; I want it to be a resource, a support system, and a movement. Black female directors are killing it right now and I want to highlight their work in film, television, and online. In addition to the names you know, I want to feature the black women directors whose names you don’t know yet. I want to shine a light on some of the amazing filmmakers I’ve me at film festival and via social media.
By watching, supporting and sharing more films and other content starring, directed by and/or written by women of color, I hope to expand the conversations surrounding women of color in film and television.
What are your movie related resolutions for 2018?