MADE Legends Edition - Page 66

MADE XXXX MADE TO WIN Directing His Legacy PHOTO CREDIT: Wes Klain / Wes Klain Photography W hen you are born to win, it’s hard not to recognize it. Anthony Hemingway was born to become a director of groundbreaking television shows and films, some which you may have heard of before including The Wire, The People v. OJ Simpson, Underground, Red Tails, The Infamous and American Crime Story. Although he had a late start (pivoting from pre-med to the film production industry prior to college) his decision to follow his passion was ultimately a no brainer. “I always knew I was born to be a director. I was designed and built to be a part of each one of the projects I’ve been involved on. I am serving a purpose and I’m doing what I am called to do.” Anthony shared with MADE in an exclusive interview. Apparently, Anthony did not take the elevator, he took the stairs. Starting as a production assistant, his seeds were sown and watered over time. When asked if he Director of telvision shows including The Wire, True Blood and feature film, Red Tails, Anthony Hemingway sought out such inspired projects, Anthony denied intentionally putting thought behind achieving his big feats. “All of these jobs (People vs O.J Simpson, The Wire, Underground) came to me. My path prepared me for each one of those opportunities.” Anthony explained that the universe did its job. The legacy that he is building has been shared through the lens of historical films of the stories of characters over time. These shows and film have heavily impacted the culture. “It’s so funny because I don’t ever go after anything. What’s meant for you will be yours no matter what.”