I actually posted this on Friday, early afternoon, but got very few responses, which I find baffling. It either means most of you aren’t excited about ANY black filmmakers (whether at the studio level, or indie), which I find hard to believe; or you just didn’t see/read the post.
I hope it’s the latter… so here it is again:
Today’s entry in the conversation is short and sweet.
A simple proposition: we (those who write for S&A) are constantly telling you folks what black filmmakers we’re excited about (see my “2012 films we’re excited about” series as an example), and who you all should be paying attention to.
Today, I’d like to turn things around and instead have you tell us (and others reading) what black filmmakers you are excited about (a fanboy, or fangirl of) and/or that think we should be paying more attention to, but, for whatever reason, aren’t.
And by the way, I’m not just referring to black American filmmakers; I’d like to read comments naming filmmakers from all across the Diaspora.
It would also be great if you can tell us what about the filmmakers you list excites you, why you’re a fanboy/girl for each filmmaker, or at least, tell us something about their work.
Like I said, easy, so dive in and school us.