Shooting SELMA was beyond an honor. I don't even have a word for it. Just a few days left to go until I lock picture, which means I won't be able to touch the frames and move the images and refine the narrative anymore. It's a scary thing. And a lovely thing. Gotta begin to let it go. This time last year, I hadn't even started work on the script. Now, a year later, it's shot and done. What a year. What a blessing. Thanks to everyone on here for every comment, every "like," every supportive text and email, every hug when I see you. It felt good and it all helped. How a girl from Compton ended up directing the first studio feature film about Dr. King - I can't even tell you. The fact that it happened - has changed my life. Feeling sentimental this morning and had to share that. Much love. Much gratitude. xo
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  • directherShooting SELMA was beyond an honor. I don't even have a word for it. Just a few days left to go until I lock picture, which means I won't be able to touch the frames and move the images and refine the narrative anymore. It's a scary thing. And a lovely thing. Gotta begin to let it go. This time last year, I hadn't even started work on the script. Now, a year later, it's shot and done. What a year. What a blessing. Thanks to everyone on here for every comment, every "like," every supportive text and email, every hug when I see you. It felt good and it all helped. How a girl from Compton ended up directing the first studio feature film about Dr. King - I can't even tell you. The fact that it happened - has changed my life. Feeling sentimental this morning and had to share that. Much love. Much gratitude. xo

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  • kristen_ward_God is incredibly incredible & those who love and live for Him carry his light. Keep shinning, Ava. And if you're up for an interview from your sister from AL, I'm all for it. Blessings to you love.
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