DeMane Davis_The Creator’s Journey #53

Director/Writer DeMane Davis


“All of it is fodder. When stuff happens and I get super wrapped up in it, and I feel like I just can’t go on, or I’m asking myself, “Why me, why is this happening to me?”, I have to remember that I’m a writer, so I can write about this experience, I can learn from it myself and I can help other people learn from it. You don’t take it that seriously. ‘Cause suddenly it’s not the end all, be all. It’s just a means, it’s just a point in your journey. It’s all fodder.” ~DeMane Davis

For more than 25 years, DeMane Davis has created national and international advertising campaigns as well as written and directed commercials and independent feature films. Her current production company is Sweet Rickey.

Both of her full length feature films, Black and White and Red All Over and Lift, which starred Kerry Washington, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

She’s also a freelance copywriter and creative director who recently won a Clio Award for her work on the marketing campaign for the prescription medication Viberzi. A few of her long list of clients include Bank of America, Cigna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and American Eagle

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People/Books DeMane mentioned:

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
Susan Owusu:
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