I was invited to give a workshop looking into the possible LGBTQI content in the Autograph Collection The Missing Chapter. This project is an archive of Black presence in photographs from the 1800s. This is an amazing project showing that Black people ie people of African descent were in the UK way before the Windrush […]
Some Black people feel there are too many movies made about the transatlantic slave trade. I disagree. I think there are not enough. We need more female-led slavery stories. We need more QPOC-led slavery stories. We need more slavery stories from the Caribbean, South America and West Africa. We haven’t begun to scratch the surface […]
#AllWhiteOscar was a hashtag in 2015 because of the snubs to films made by and about People of Color (POC). The Oscar nominations have been announced, and again and history repeats itself with #OscarsSoWhite as the hashtag for 2016. My hope is that Chris Rock launches a blistering comedic routine when he hosts this years […]
People always ask me how I found working with actors on my film projects, in a way as if they are expecting horror stories. It gives me pause for thought as in popular imagination actors are assumed to unreasonable divas who make directors’ lives hell. This has not been my personal experience. But while I […]
I decided to write this because I wanted to share my experiences of making an indie film as a Queer Person of Color (QPOC). I come from a strong story telling tradition belonging to the African Diaspora. We have an oral tradition in which we paint images and weave words to enthrall anyone who is […]
Spike Lee is all up in the blogosphere at the moment because of the awesome Kickstarter campaign for his new film which received a $10,000 donation from Steven Soderbergh recently. Spike Lee’s list of films was fantastic yet immensely disappointing because of its all-male flava. Lists always suck since there will always be omissions but […]
BlackmanVision’s choice for the BFI London Film Festival so far….
BlackmanVision Film 100 power list – inclusive and diverse, well more than the Guardian’s anyway.
Are Black women actresses afraid of playing lesbian roles?
Stud Life a feature length film on queer street life in London is casting.