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What’s important to me is offering perspectives into worlds that people don’t often get to see. Do you know what I mean? From angles they…
We look at the African-American community, for a long time those of us who be considered strong – black men – for whatever reason, haven’t…
There are so many people that don’t come in contact with black men. Whether they live in a homogeneous area that’s mostly white or whether…
Something impacts me emotionally, art is a kind of outlet, and I figure it’s the same for a lot of artists. The way my mind…
‘Rocky’ is an incredibly human story, and ‘Creed’ is very inspired by the Rocky lore, but there’s something kind of profound in letting it all…
If I hear about a tsunami that hit Asia, hundreds of people have lost their lives, and you see it and you hear about it,…
I’ve directed things that other people have written before, and I’ve written things and given them to other directors. So I’m very versatile in terms…
I used to write in school a lot; I always liked it and used to write on my own, comic books, come up with alternate…
I kind of remember when I was young, I used to hang out with my dad sometimes. And I can remember just following him in…
I grew up with white friends, Asian friends – Vietnamese, Chinese, Pacific Islanders. I had Hispanic friends, not just Mexican friends, but Guatemalan friends, Honduran…
I came up with this really crazy idea, this really small personal story that takes place in a universe that we are familiar with. Rocky…
Homicide through gun violence is the leading cause of death among young African American males in the United States. If people look a certain way,…
Even reading my first bad review was an awesome experience. It was cool because you make something and not everybody’s going to like it. I…
Coming up in the Bay Area and being African American in a city that has a history of complex issues of violent crime, interaction with…
Before playing football, I didn’t fit in anywhere. My parents didn’t have a lot of money, which they spent on our education to send us…
As a filmmaker, like any artist, when something affects me emotionally I think about it in those terms. It’s my way of dealing with my…
To recognize yourself in a character onscreen, and to connect with them, you gotta recognize their flaws; they gotta feel like a real person.
In 2009, I went to Cannes with a short film in the Kodak emerging program at the American Pavilion.
I think a lot of the source of how people are treated depends on the fact if someone recognizes them as a human being or…
I think that when you’re making a story… that’s based on somebody, the filmmaker has his duty to do his research.
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