Sunday, October 14, 2007

Black Lesbian Film Directors

Amber Sharp, Belinda Sullivan and Debra Wilson are three women filmmakers that have been making waves with their projects in the small community of black women filmmakers who are lesbian in recent years. Oakland based award winning filmmaker Debra Wilson's groundbreaking documentary films Butch Mystique and Jumping The Broom have screened internationally and garnered her awards and critical acclaim. Debra and I founded the Oakland International Black LGBT Film Festival over 5 years ago and she also launched her own online network Jengo TV.

Belinda (Beli) Sullivan of Oakland, stepped out of the box into the world of annimation with her first film "Flower Fokes." I really, really enjoyed hanging out and talking with Belinda during this year's festival in Oakland. Belinda also participated in our historic black Lesbian and Gay Directors Roundtable along with Stanley Bennett Clay, Maurice Jamal, and the creators of the DL Chronicles, Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett. I will post that video soon.

L.A based filmmaker, Amber Sharp won the 2007 Blue Flame Award for "Best Director" at the Oakland Int'l Black LGBT film festival for her new film "Don't Go." I didn't get to hang out with her much but she is a beautiful woman with a gentle spirit. Congratulations on your award Amber.

Check my interviews with them below.


This is one of the early shows of Keeping It Real and this interview with Debra was done in 2004 or early 2005 I believe.

Belinda Sullivan (Oakland Film Fest 2007) KIRO TV

Amber Sharp (Oakland Film Fest 2007)Maurice Jamal preceeds her interview.

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