In the 21st century, indie is all in. Independent films, affectionately called indie films, are prized for their original storylines and amazing production despite the limited budget. Indie films are created with more control by the creator in terms of content, voice, and style. Because of the limited budget and crew members at their disposal, indie filmmakers are often more hands-on with their film productions, which lends them greater freedom to portray the story as they envision it. Tevin Everett is an African American filmmaker from Wilmington, Delaware, who is steadily emerging in the local indie film community.
Tevin served the navy for eight years, from 2010 to 2018. A Libra, he was born on October 3, 1991. After serving as an intelligence specialist in the navy for eight years, he moved to Los Angeles to finally pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. In LA, he wrote his first screenplay called The Helper. The screenplay was so appealing that it was picked up by CBS and sold to the network.
This opportunity led to more screenwriting gigs. Tevin Everett wrote several new screenplays for TV shows and feature films and quickly gained credibility as a reliable screenwriter. However, Tevin evidently had bigger plans for himself. He wanted to gain control over all aspects of the film projects he worked on.
Tevin Everett made his directorial debut in January 2020 with the short film The Don’t Call List. The film is a quirky romantic comedy about a man who struggles to deal with his commitment issues on Valentine’s Day. Tevin frequently posted behind-the-scenes content on his Instagram account, saying that working on the film was his dream come true.
Tevin’s newest project is the web-series Diversity Hires, which he wrote, directed, and produced. Diversity Hires is a timely film about America’s hiring processes with regard to racial discrimination. It not only broadcasts his skills as a writer but as his diverse skill set as a director. Throughout filming, Tevin Everett has been praised as someone who finds ways to get the frame exactly as he envisioned it.
“My ability to get the job done that I brought with me from the military. No task is too big. Everything can be figured out—especially when it comes to passion projects. When I first started screenwriting I could see how writers’ works would constantly get watered down. Or told they weren’t good enough. I believed I had a few stories to tell and I didn’t want to let anyone else tell me how to tell it. So I figured why not take a shot at it myself?” the indie filmmaker said.
In a few years, Tevin wants to be working on several more socially relevant TV shows and movies. He envisions his company as an outlet for all the kids and people who feel they have a unique story to tell. Ultimately, Tevin Everett wants to break the mold as a high-flying dreamer who is a master at telling amazing original stories.
Learn more about Tevin’s ongoing projects on Instagram.