Maxine

Maxine

I am a Haitian-American that was born and raised in New Jersey. I am part of New Jersey City University’s Class of 2019 and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts.

My interest in film started when I was in high school. I was the assistant director for my school’s drama club for two years. I also directed an improv play and I wrote a script called Concealed, which discussed the issue of bullying. During that time, I fell in love with directing theater because I loved helping actors reach their full potential and controlling how a scene played out in front of an audience. I have worked with actors to make sure they put on their best performance.

I also like to create and produce films. After taking a course in film production and video production, I realized I wanted to be a filmmaker, and, ultimately own a production company. Outside of school, I am creating a film called Releasing Denial, and, through that, I am gaining hands on experience in directing, writing, editing, and producing. This experience has allowed me to become more passionate than ever about this art. I am eager and determined to pursue my career and absorb as much knowledge as possible. Through the America Needs You fellowship, I hope to learn more about the business side of the industry. America Needs you has already helped me grow personally and academically. I have become more confident about my future.

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