Gelila Bekele recently shared her emotions about the documentary in an Instagram post. She expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to direct a film they had worked on for nearly a decade and thanked Tyler Perry for allowing them to tell his story.
She posted the following on Instagram:
“Standing next to Mavericks. I am beyond grateful for this moment, To be standing here as a Director, presenting a film we worked on for nearly ten years. So much love and gratitude for everyone who has been part of this journey.
Thank you, @americanfilminstitute @primevideo @amazonstudios @tylerperry tremendous gratitude for allowing us the privilege of telling your story…Friends and family ❤️ my anchors!
The documentary provides an intimate look into Tyler Perry’s journey from a challenging upbringing to becoming a legendary figure in the entertainment industry, best known for his iconic character, “Madea.”