Humans of the Dub: filmmaking and Maryland


Nyah Roberts, Humans of the Dub - Staff Writer

How did you choose UNCW and how did you know it was for you?

“I chose UNCW because I knew that if I didn’t go to school out of state and leave Maryland, I would have never left. I knew I needed to take a risk because had I not, I would have felt trapped. I arrived on campus and I instantly knew that this was the place for me, it had a little charm that I fell in love with. One of my biggest drives for attending UNCW was for the film program offered here. As a kid, I spent a lot of time making small films with my cousins and it was something I always enjoyed and as I got older, my love for creating films never faded.” 


Why did you choose film?

“Before I started college, I began to think about what I wanted to do and the things that I loved. I really liked history, so I decided that I was gonna pursue a field there. Then, in my junior and senior year, I picked my interest for filmmaking back up. When I was younger, I used to make little iMovie videos all the time. At ten years old, I’d act as a director with all my cousins. I always did video projects in high school whenever I could. I just had a knack for it. It’s something I see myself doing in the future.”


What is something you want people to know about you?

“People are always like, ‘Anyone who is from Maryland talks about Maryland all the time.’ I found that I do that quite a lot myself. I think it’s known as as a rich [person] state and pretentious. I went to a private school for middle and high school. People may assume that because I’m from a pretty wealthy state and I was lucky enough to go to a private school that I’m pretentious as well. It doesn’t help that I have an intimidating face. I want people to know that I’m open, flexible and easy-going.”