How much of life happens by chance? No matter how much we plan towards something, life has this crazy way of making even the strangest of happenstances come to fruition. This week’s Featured FearMaker was looking for Pink Panther when she accidentally stumbled upon a little show called Alfred Hitchcock Presents. That seemingly unimpactful event changed Meosha Bean forever, leading her down a path that would eventually take her both in front and behind a camera.
Meosha Bean began acting at the young age of seven. After attending acting and modeling school Meosha went to do feature films, music videos and promotional work. She is the owner of M.V.B Films which was established in 2003. Her projects include Dark Rises that has an all-star cast, Miss Pepper short film 2013, that has gained almost 30,000 views in 1 week upon release. Too Close To Home her first documentary project, that is based on true events, which is available on Amazon. Meosha has worked with many people in the business and indie talents. Among them, she worked with the legendary pro boxer Roy Jones Jr, singer Keyshia Cole, Billy Idol, designer and artist Ron Bass who has made clothes worn by Beyonce and Jay-Z, and music sensation Chris Brown
Meosha Bea has also had a hand in voice over experience. She was cast for a role in 2015 – 2016 as Jennifer Stanley (voice) for the very dark awesome horror series The Burbs written by Liane Moonraven. Also, a web series Futch Tube (TV Series) where she was cast as supreme Female Being (voice) written by Jax Murphy.
While Meosha has been working in front of the camera for most of her life, she thrives from working behind the lense. In recent years, she has found her calling as a director and cinematographer, capturing the raw essence of the stories she yearns to tell. Moving behind the camera comes with more responsibility and more challenges than acting or voice over work. One such challenge is finding just the right team. The people you choose to work with is an incredibly important task, one that Meosha does not take lightly. You are only as good as your team. This doesn’t only mean find a technically proficient team, but find a team that works well with you. When spending 12-14 hour days with people, things as trivial as personality become increasingly pertinent.
Getting along with the team is important, but finding good hardworking people is the most important. Remember, you can’t do everything on your own.
Meosha Banks takes prudent is what she does, because she loves it so much, and that is an important aspect of being a successful filmmaker. Being an indie filmmaker means a lot of hard work, no money, and a lot of sacrifices. But if making indie films is what you love, then there’s hardly any sacrifice.