Trust the Process: How this Engineer got her Film on HBO Max (Destiny Macon)Mar 20, 2023
"It's important who you get feedback from."
Does it feel like it will take forever to get your creative project off the ground? Are you at the point of giving up or wonder if it will ever happen for you?
In this episode, I connected with Destiny Macon, engineer turned film maker who walks us through her journey of developing her film Talk Black from idea to getting it on HBO Max.
Destiny Macon's unique perspective of being a black woman, a mother, an ex-engineer, and a filmmaker working outside of Hollywood will inspire you to get started no matter where you are in life and pursue your passion relentlessly.
FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:
Approaching your work from a place of possibility
How time is sometimes a GOOD thing
Finding your unique voice and having the courage to lean into it.
Constructive brainstorming and how to filter through feedback
Rejection is a part of the process. She was rejected from several film festivals before landing HBO Max. I love when she said, “The older I got and the more determined I was. I started finding different avenues.”
Make your story more specific to make it more interesting
Sometimes time is a good thing, don’t use it as an excuse, but also trust the process and believe that if you are faithful- mountains can move
WHO IS DESTINY MACON?
Destiny Macon is a writer and filmmaker. She received her B.S. at the University of South Carolina and completed the Professional Screenwriting Program at the University of California in Los Angeles. She has also created several films and consulted numerous writers on their own work.
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The older I got and the more determined I was. I started finding different avenues. - Destiny Macon @HeatherParady CLICK TO TWEET
It's important who you get feedback from. - Destiny Macon CLICK TO TWEET
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