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The People’s Culture is a platform exploring the ways in which artistry, perseverance, and business savvy collide to create enduring careers in the arts.

Through first-hand interviews, neophytes and masters alike share with you how they make it happen.

"Feeding My Soul" with Tamika Miller

"Feeding My Soul" with Tamika Miller

Image courtesy of Tamika Miller. 

Image courtesy of Tamika Miller. 

This week's feature is with Los Angeles-based writer, director, and filmmaker Tamika Miller. Since graduating college, she has never had a "9-5," and has freelanced successfully for her entire career. In our conversation, Tamika and I discuss her artistic influences, her unexpected path in film, working in a predominantly white, male field, and her most recent award-winning short film entitled /SMOKD/

 

View the trailer for Miller's film  /SMOKD/ below. 

"Super-Duper Black" with Adrian O. Walker

"Super-Duper Black" with Adrian O. Walker

"Visual Lexicon" with Basil Kincaid

"Visual Lexicon" with Basil Kincaid