Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
I am Director Meosha Bean, an award-winning actress, and filmmaker.
Voted best upcoming director at the New Jersey Film Festival in 2012, I started filming and acting at the tender age of 7. Since then, I have completed roles in features and shorts films, and music videos.
I am also the founder of M.V.B Films, established in 2003.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I feel that I’m different because my life experience is different.
We are all going on a different path which makes us unique. There is no one that can be you or have the same encounters.
So as a creator I feel it’s very important to tell your truth whatever that may be. To create as honest as possible because once you do that your audience will know you.
It’s a job to make an impact. I think it goes beyond being creative.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you wanted to do what you do now. Who did you tell first? What has it been like since that moment?
I realized this at such an early age. I was about 7 years old. I loved the VHS camera.
I told my parents that I wanted to be a filmmaker when I was 13 years old. That’s when I for sure knew. The rest was history.
I begin learning to look up videos tutorials on how to etc on a budget. From there I had to figure out what kind of films I was passionate about then started making them.
One of my very first projects was called Jingle Bells. It was Christmas horror.
Ever since that moment of deciding this is what I want to do, I never looked back.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced directing was when I directed Anatomy of An Antihero.
It was my first time making a martial arts film. So I had no idea all that I had to do.
I love doing things that scare me and that I find would be a challenge. Martial arts is definitely one of those things.
I knew I was in the best hands working alongside the incredible martial artist actor Alan Delabie. We also got to shoot a scene in San Diego with master Billy Blanks.
There was a scene I was shooting, and he came in and blocked out the shots. He showed us an easier way to film this complex scene. It was such an incredible learning experience. It took us about an hour or so to get that scene.
There were a few scenes we choreographed which definitely required hours to set up. We just wanted it to flow and feel like a dance. I think we accomplished that.
If you had to pick the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could take your career (or business) to the next level…who would those 3 people be?
Viola Davis and Jordan Peele I’ve worked with but not in a feature together. Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman.