-Who is Tari Kristine Robinson?
I am founder and CEO of T&T Management and Production, where I wear multiple hats as a writer, Director, and Executive Producer. My love for the art of storytelling has been ingrained in my from a very early age. Over the past few decades, I have honed my skills writing, directing and producing numerous award-winning short films that have been well-received in the film festival circuit. Being a filmmaker requires a lot of hard, sacrifice and a willingness to take risks and push boundaries. I have learned to appreciate and embody these qualities over the years.
-What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
Ever since I was a young child, I possessed a passion for storytelling and the desire to express my creative vision with the world. A lot of my inspiration comes from personal experiences and beliefs that I want to share with others. I’m also equally inspired by the works of great storytellers such as Steven Spielberg, James, Cameron, Michael Bay and George Lucas.
-Do you think the cinema can bring a change in the society?
Absolutely. I believe that cinema can be a powerful tool for social change, promoting empathy, understanding, and awareness of important issues while also providing entertainment and cultural exchange.
-What would you change in the world?
Combat climate change to ensure a sustainable future for our planet.
Inclusivity for women. Creating gender equality through opportunities and empowerment happens only when aligned and united. There needs to be a balance in unity between men and women in the entertainment industry.
Promoting peace. Conflicts of wars have caused immense suffering and loss of life. We need to find ways to promote peaceful resolutions.
-Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years?
With the advancement of technology such as artificial intelligence, I imagine this may have a significant impact on the film industry in the next hundred years. My hope is that AI doesn’t take over the creative process completely; there by eliminating the human element.