8 Amazing Black Female Directors Who Have Established A Respectable Career Behind The Camera

kasiKasi Lemmons

Notable Works: Black Nativity (2013), Eve’s Bayou (1997), Talk to Me (2007)

Impact: She has been an actress and director working in the industry since the 1990s. She has only directed five titles to date, but her film Eve’s Bayou helped launch the career of actress Jurnee Smollett. Her films have won awards on the independent film circuit.


Sanaa Hamri

Notable Works: Elementary (2013-present), Shameless (2011-present)

Impact: Hamri is a native of Morocco who has created an impressive career as a TV and film director. She has directed the hit films Just Wright (2010), The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) and Something New (2006).

6 Blerd-Created Web Series and Films You Should Watch

Creator(s): Written and directed by Stefan Dezil

What you need to know: At only 19, Dezil brought Dwayne McDuffie’s creation to life. It is surprising the Static Shock Blackout only has about 200,000 views. The cinematography is great and the acting top notch. Check out more of Dezil’s work on his YouTube channel.