Black Entrepreneur Spotlight Series
We would greatly appreciate it if you could tell us a little about your company?
Tehutifilms is dedicated to creating thought provoking stories through documentary film production. We enjoy creating dynamic personal profile video which communicate both life and legacy building experiences.
What was your child hood aspirations?
As a child I wanted to create toys for Mattel, like GI Joe or Thunder Cats. I would buy molding clay with shaping tools from a craft/hobby store, making different types of action figures of all shapes and sizes. My Family owned a motion picture film lab and I grew up in a film environment. I remember my father having an old fashion Super 8 camera and I would position all my clay action figures in a scene recording their moves, creating a short film on their super powers. Now a days being a film maker myself I look back at those memories and know that from a young age I knew that my creative passion would lead me to being a film maker.
Can you give our readers a quick answer on business advice ?
From my experience as an entrepreneur. Every time you think to yourself, “I know this already” or “This just isn’t for me” try turning it around by asking yourself , “How can I make this work for me”? This automatically puts you into a learning mindset and helps you see opportunities everywhere.
What was your toughest challenge?
My toughest challenge was learning how to balance being a Creative Director and a business manager responsible for budgeting video productions and managing people. I overcame that challenge by realizing that I had to put together a team to help me orchestrate my goals. This would allow me to wear both hats and to establish myself as an entrepreneur.