Black History Month 2022: The 10 Dopest Black Directors To Watch This Year

Bold, Black, and Boisterous are the three themes that this current generation of filmmakers are championing in their work. Ready to…
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Black History Month 2022: The 10 Dopest Black Directors To Watch This Year

Bold, Black, and Boisterous are the three themes that this current generation of filmmakers are championing in their work. Ready to tell the stories that not only define the next generation of Black cinema, but lead the charge to create opportunities for up-and-coming creatives — these directors are storytellers who are rewriting the playbook as the new purveyors of the culture.

Following in the vein of Barry Jenkins, Dee Rees, Jordan Peele, and Nia DaCosta, this year’s selection of dope creators behind the lens have laid new ground while building on the cinematic traditions and art forms from our cherished past. Multifaceted in skill and execution, diverse in the adventures imagined for audiences to enjoy, and full of desire to add humanity and nuance to Hollywood, these Black directors are ones to keep on your radar this Black History month and for years to come. Featuring Calmatic, Janicza Bravo, Samantha Bailey, and Stefon Bristol.

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Michael CeraVe, Cosmetic Criminals Win at D&AD Awards – D&ADPRETTYBIRD Scores 18 Wins at One Show – The One Club for Creativitye.l.f. Cosmetics ‘Cosmetic Criminals’ Wins Gold at Shots AwardsSuzanne Hargrove, VP of Prettybird, wins Executive Producer of the Year at the 2024 Creativity Awards – Ad Age Adidas ‘The Original Impossible’ is named Film/TV/Video of the Year at the 2024 Creativity Awards – Ad Agee.l.f. ‘Cosmetic Criminals’ is a Webby Award winner – Shoot OnlineWhy CeraVe, Velveeta and Bottega Veneta Are Putting the Paparazzi on Speed Dial – AdweekPRETTYBIRD Lands on Ad Age’s 2024 Production Company A-List – Ad AgeNo, Michael Cera Is Not the Mastermind Behind CeraVe – The New York TimesFilmmaker Calmatic Directs Popeyes’ First Super Bowl Commercial – BET
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