Video Essays

The First Woman Filmmaker

Alice Guy-Blaché was a trailblazer in every aspect of cinema, yet nobody has heard of her. From 1896 to 1920 she directed over 1,000 films. Just now is she getting her due for her contributions in the early days of cinema. Produced for Fandor, the online video streaming site for film lovers.

Hidden Figures: Katherine Johnson

A short bio of space scientist, Katherine Johnson, who was the main character in Hidden Figures (2016), played by the actress, Taraji P. Henson. This video was produced for Fandor

Fenced Out: The Negro Leagues

A brief history of Negro League baseball, and the backstory of the 2017 Best Picture nominee, FENCES, directed and starring Denzel Washington. Produced for Fandor.

Oscars NOT So White

In 2017 there were multiple nominations for people of color in multiple major categories. This was not the case in 2016 which spurred the #oscarsSOwhite movement criticizing the lack of diversity in This video offers a glimpse of what inclusion looks like. What a difference a year makes. Produced for Fandor.

We Owe A Lot to Lotte Reiniger

German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger (1899 – 1981) was the true trailblazer of silhouette animation. This video reviews Reiniger’s process for creating evocative and expressive silhouette animation, providing many examples of her ageless work. Produced for Fandor.

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