Friday, September 23, 2011

Natural Head Spotlight: Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu

Happy Friday my beautiful sisters and brothers! I am beyond excited that the weekend is here. I wanted to share this beautiful video with y'all in hopes that you may consider supporting a New York City's film maker's dream.

Some tidbits about Nefertite:

-Nefertite Nguvu is a graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts, where she obtained a B.F.A in Film.

- She has written, produced, and directed two short films: a uniquely stylized black and white romance entitled “I Want You,” in 2007, and “The End of Winter,” an emotional meditation on loss in 2009, both of which screened at numerous film festivals.

-Most recently, Nefertite directed a ten-part web series entitled "The Road to U.N.I.T.Y" which chronicles the life of five aspiring female emcees hand picked by, and featuring Queen Latifah for CoverGirl and Flavor Unit Entertainment.

-She is currently partnered with Queen Latifah’s production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment to continue to produce, develop and direct inspired content.

-Nefertite is in pre-production for her first feature film entitled “In The Morning,” scheduled to begin shooting this November. With her company Hollywood Africans LLC, Nefertite plans to continue to create exceptional projects that defy stereotypes and usher in a new school of thought in the entertainment industry.

I am blown away and will be donating what I can to Nefertite's Kickstarter. If you too are inspired by her journey, I encourage you to help this sista continue to make moves in the film industry.