YANTA TANIA ANTOINE

Tell us a little about Yanta Antoine.


Yanta T Antoine, a Native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
As an aspiring filmmaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, she moved near Atlanta, GA in
August 2017, to pursue a certificate in the "Writing tract for Films and Digital Media" through
Clayton State University's Continuing Education Program. Now that she has graduated, she
hopes to tell stories through writing, grow as a producer and director, and make an impact in the
industry, as she also ventures into other creatives pursuits and owns franchise and real-estate
properties.

 

You directed your first short film Generations After last January. How was the experience on
set?

Since Generations After was my first film as an independent filmmaker, the experience was stressful for
me. I kept feeling like I wasn't going to make it. But inadequacy is an insecure of mine that I am learning
to overcome and that experience proves I am capable.


Did you learn anything from the experience?


I learned from that I don't have to have the latest equipment, the biggest crew, or all the experience in
the world. I learned that truly where there’s a will there is a way. With the right encouragement and
support, teamwork really makes the dream work.


I know that you started as a writer, how smooth was the transition to directing?


The transition to directing was not hard at all, as someone who has always been clear about what I
want, always visual and creative, it doesn't take much for me to vocalize it. the issue is communicating
the right terms to the crew. Granted my crew was supporting friends, which made it even more
interesting. I picked up screenwriting as the newer thing.


How do you work to improve your writing on a daily basis?


Writing more. Allowing a group of trusted storytellers to critique, review, and share their thoughts. And
practice.


Are you working on anything right now?


We are currently hoping to shoot Generations After 2 by the end of July. alongside a children’s story
called Favor; the executive producer is my 9-year-old niece.


Thank you for your time.


you are welcome. thank you for the opportunity.


Yanta Antoine ~ Founder/CEO
IMA'S Heart for A Neighbor Corp
"FAITH Plants the seed, LOVE makes it grow".