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INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY PROJECTS

2013 |  Director + Producer + Writer | Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

A feature documentary on activist Angela Davis’ crime and flight from the FBI in 1970. Realside Productions, A film by Shola Lynch

2005 | Director + Producer + Writer | Chisholm ’72 — Unbought & Unbossed

A feature documentary on Shirley Chisholm’s historic bid for the 1972 presidential nomination.  Realside Productions, A film by Shola Lynch

WORK FOR HIRE

2018 | Director + Producer + Writer | Cicely Tyson Governors Award Tribute The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

2017 | Director + Producer + Writer | Charles Burnett Governors Award Tribute The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

2014 | Director + Producer + Writer | Harry Belafonte Governors Award Tribute The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

2014 | Director + Writer | Monkey Business aka Economic Inequality  We The Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford To Miss Vulcan Productions/Cinelan

2013 | Director + Writer | Runner The Mary Decker Story ESPN, IX for IX series

2013 | Director + Writer | Imagine a Future: One Black Teen’s Journey to Self-Esteem Proctor & Gamble, “My Black is Beautiful” Campaign

2010 | Director + Producer + Writer | The Story of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

2010 | Director + Producer + Writer | Angela Davis. A contemporary look at Angela Davis’ academic work and activism Arte TV (France)

2009| Director + Producer | The Hip Hop Reverend, a feature documentary on Reverend Yearwood, President of the Hip Hop Caucus and an environmental activist Discovery Channel

2008 | Director + Producer + Writer | Lessons From Little Rock: A National Report Card, a one-hour documentary on the 50th anniversary of integration in Little Rock, Arkansas as a launching pad to examine the state of black education TV One

2007 | Consulting Producer| Respect Yourself: The Stax Story, a two-hour documentary on the Memphis soul label and its artists PBS – Great Performances

2007 | Director+ Producer + Writer | Frank Lucas, a one-hour documentary on ‘70s Harlem heroin drug dealer Frank Lucas for the American Gangster TV series BET – Black Entertainment Television

2006 | Director + Producer + Writer | Nicky Barnes, a one-hour documentary on ‘70s Harlem drug kingpin Nicky Barnes for the American Gangster TV series BET – Black Entertainment Television

2006 | Director + Producer + Writer + Reporter | Incarcerated, three segments reporting on incarceration in America Anderson Cooper 360° CNN

2004 |Director + Producer + Writer |“I Represent,” A get out the vote public service announcement CompareDecideVote.org

2001 | Co-producer | EveryOther, a short doc on the 2000 Census and Racial Identity for Matters of Race as part of the Race in America TV series PBS – ROJA Productions, a film by Orlando Bagwell and Jacquie Jones

2000 | Associate Producer | Do You Believe in Miracles? a documentary on the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team HBO Sports

2000 | Associate Producer | Jazz, a ten part, nineteen-hour, documentary series on the story of jazz music PBS – Florentine Films, A film by Ken Burns

1997 | Associate Producer | Frank Lloyd Wright, a two part documentary on American architect Frank Lloyd Wright PBS – Florentine Films, A film by Ken Burns

SELECT GRANTS AND FUNDERS

The Ford Foundation

Creative Capital

Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media

New York State Council on the Arts

Vinmont Foundation

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

National Black Programming Consortium

Sundance Documentary Fund

Tribeca Film Institute

Halle Berry

Bette Midler

Oprah Winfrey

Jada Pinkett Smith

Camille & William Cosby

 

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