We had the good fortune of connecting with Tia K. and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tia, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
The signs have always been there, and now looking back I wish I would have noticed sooner but I was completely oblivious. In 2021, I realized I had been searching for a purpose that was just waiting for me to claim it. Realizing that I was everything I ran away from, to be more “practical” and “realistic”, I started to actually see myself for me and not from the pictures others painted for me. 2021 was a big year for me because I started to bet on myself. Taking myself and my career as a filmmaker seriously, I released my first film production, “Joy to the World, a short film” in February 2022. I’ve opened up a whole new world.

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
October 2019, I changed my major from Business to Film. Feeling that weight of dread and complacency shift into the drive of free creative expression, helped me see my potential of how far I could go. With filmmaking, I create to put a picture of what I see, to the screen by directing, writing, or cinematography. One of my biggest struggles is translating my vision and bringing it here. With my film, JTTW, I crewed and casted the production with 10 great people who helped me bring the script to life. Seeing it all come into fruition, during the premiere, I felt it. I think all creatives feel when it just clicks. It’s stamped and you just know ok yeah, this is it. This really is for me.

Throughout this journey and really my personal life as well, this advice is the best I’ve learned:

Compromise less
and to
Always go with your first mind.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The amazing women in my life. My great grandma Lucy B., my grandma Jackie, and my moms Sherri. 3 generations of powerful women who prioritize family, love, and making sure your belly is full whether you’re family, a neighbor, or someone just passing by. I make the 4th generation and I hope to have as much of an impact on the community as they do. I really look forward to being able to take care of the women who have taught me the value of being there for each other.

Instagram: https://instagram.com/tiakproductions?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC-VXYPT64rXaPl95bKnL4IQ

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