Private Project

The Day Before

  • Karisa Beard
  • Erika Bailey
  • Karisa Beard
  • Shemaiah Beard
    Director of Photography
  • Jamaal Williams
  • Demetrius Shepphard
  • Mike Shepphard
  • De'Quindre Dix
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    17 minutes
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Karisa Beard

I am a 27-year-old broadcast journalism graduate of Florida A&M University. I am from the beautiful city of Graceville, Fla. by way of Columbus, Ga. I am the youngest of four. I received my Associate of Arts degree from Chipola College in Marianna, Fla then decided to further my education at Florida A&M University. I enjoy media and FAMU sparked my interest to learn all aspects of it. The moment I did my first documentary for a class, "The Life of a Homeless Child," it made history for the school by winning first place in the southeast region. Afterwards, the school asked me to shoot, edit and produce a documentary in South America which also won a first place Society of Professional Journalist award. Upon graduating from college I landed a job at CBS Network in New York City as a page where I worked at "The Early Show" which is now known as "CBS This Morning." I researched stories, typed competitors scripts and managed the green room assisting celebrity guest including Eva Longoria, LL Cool J, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker and Pauley Perrette to name a few. After four months of working there I earned a promotion as a broadcast associate where I worked with casting directors, editors and producers on documentaries and reality shows. I also acted as a receptionist. After being in the Big Apple for about a year I decided to move to Columbus, GA where the love of my life was living. Now, I am working in productions where we just finished our short film called, "The Day Before."

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