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Professional Summary

A Los Angeles based director. She is an innovative thinker, who is able to bridge the gap between an idea and the final product. She completes projects efficiently, producing professional video content that is competitive with the current business market. 

Education

Class of 2020 | Los Angeles, CA

Masters Degree

Award: George Lucas Fellowship 

Concentration: Film and Television Production

USC School of Cinematic Arts

Class of 2018 | Los Angeles, CA

AFI Cinematography Intensive Program for Women 

Class of 2015 | Amherst, MA

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Award: James Baldwin Scholarship

Concentration: Film/Video Production & Africana Studies

Hampshire College 

Statement

“Look closely at the present you are constructing: It should look like the future you are dreaming.” –Alice Walker 

In a discussion hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, cinematographer Bradford Young describes this perspective as a filmmaker’s accent.

 

My accent story begins in Jamaica. My identity as a Caribbean American shows up in my work continuously through themes of displacement and self-acceptance. I was a little black girl from Inglewood, California, who wanted to be a director and cinematographer. To this day, I am not entirely sure where the conviction came. At the time, I had no knowledge or examples of cinematographers or directors that looked like me. However, I was blessed with a strong spirit and convinced myself that I, too, was capable of inspiring others through storytelling.

 

My universal goal as a filmmaker is to create pieces that enlighten and provide new outlooks on established ideas and experiences. I found my voice while capturing the teary eyes of a mother in South LA who lost her child to gun violence and the dancing feet of orphans in the WEMA center of Mombassa, Kenya. Although these are not the only communities I aspire to depict in my work, these experiences have become my foundation, and these everyday people have informed my accent. 

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