How ‘Dear White People’ Creator Justin Simien Found Success with Netflix

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TFW everyone else says no, but Netflix says yes.


It took Justin Simien seven years to turn Dear White People, his satirical PSA on race in America, into a critically acclaimed film—and three more to get it streaming on TV.


Simien initially used his tax refund to create a three-minute concept trailer and raised $25K in additional starting costs on Indiegogo.


His story proves that rejection doesn't stop the grind–it motivates it.

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