I created this short documentary about my project Unarmed as part of the YouTube Originals special Black Renaissance. The 90-minute program featured segments by luminaries including Barack and Michelle Obama, Killer Mike, and Stacey Abrams. My segment played directly after a meditation on protest in sports voiced by Atlantic writer Jemele Hill. Black Renaissance has […]
In the Spring of 2019 I directed Legacy Lives On, an hourlong documentary charting the paths to financial wellness of three Millennial women living at different social strata. One woman lives paycheck-to-paycheck and is early in her entrepreneurial path, another is on the verge of opening a retail store after graduate and professional work in […]
I sat down with Khoi Vinh, former Design Director of NYTimes.com, to discuss the subject that has made his work most noteworthy: the grid. And in his case the “g” almost deserves to be capitalized. The result is an illuminating conversation about Khoi’s plans for the future, first interest in the field of design, and […]
An interview with friend and cinematographer Bradford Young, who was recently invited to join the ASC, and has received nearly every other honor a cinematographer can receive in his short career. Brad was one of the first people I met when I arrived for grad school at Howard University in late 1999, and we shot […]
Three NYC tattoo artists talk about process, inspiration, and adventures with the needle. A visit inside a popular Harlem parlor, The Black Ink Gallery, and an underground space in Queens
New York City band The Exit play their first show after a near-two year hiatus. An interview with Ben and Gunnar before the show. In the interim since shooting this video Ben has fathered a child and married the singer M.I.A.