Ceikaiyia Cheeks has worked to hone her video skills. Her mentor saw her potential but said if she wants to become a film director, she first needed to write and work from a script, which she did. She could not pick up her camera until that was done.
Bill Storm: Mentor
Ceikaiyia is a Corcoran High School student. She says as a visual person who has a creative imagination, I tend to think that way. Theses pictures here that I have taken, tell their own story as well. Some people will see it differently but to me, I see important stories that often are not recognized. And I want to change that. Thanks to this program, I was able to see meaning of what I captured. It’s not because I want it as a wallpaper on my phone; there has to be a reason I’m so drawn to it. At first, I didn’t know what that was, but when I came to this program and learned a lot from my mentors, I finally knew that ‘it’ told an interesting story.