Current project: Writer, Studio 11 Films’ Rhythm, an 11 Eleven 11 Project
What drew you to this project?
As a health professional, I wanted to reach people through film to get their attention and put their attention on the heart of the matter, which is their health. I have had an opportunity to work with incredible people such as Mel Jackson, Sharon Tomlinson, Deborah Champagne, Carl Payne, etc.
Where you were born/where you were raised?
I was born Washington, D.C. and raised in suburban Mitchellville, Md.
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
What do you hope viewers walk away with after seeing Rhythm?
I am hoping that people will walk away from Rhythm wanting to understand medicine from both sides. So much has changed. I want people to dialogue with their doctor to get to the best medicine.
Who are your personal idols in the film industry?
I admire Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and James Cameron.
Pop culture guilty pleasures: Books, iPhone, lipstick.
What’s on your music playlist? Maxwell, Jill Scott, Beyoncé ,Taylor Swift, Yanni
Mac or PC? iPad!
Tell us about some of your previous work?
I’ve written two nonfiction books . One about pediatric obesity, a book that the First Lady, Michelle Obama, has in her possession. The other is on Amazon.com and is entitled The Heart of the Matter. It’s about obesity.
I was actually pre-med, but being a filmmaker brings me more joy and fulfillment than any job I have ever had or could have ever had. It’s like winning the lottery over and over.
Three things you can’t live without: God, the universe, and my daughter Mandy
I’ll never understand why … People don’t realize that the universe brings you everything that you need.
Favorite screen or commercial opportunities: To have a talk show about health — I have been on CNN five times.