Watch Nikyatu Jusu’s Black Swan Theory Online Now!

February 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Still from the short film Black Swan Theory

Nikyatu Jusu’s short film Black Swan Theory is streaming online on the Shadow And Act website! Jusu won the Shadow and Act Filmmaker Challenge with her screenplay, and received $3,000 to make the film. The result can now be seen here. It’s only 12 minutes long, but it won’t be available after midnight on Friday (18th Feb) so if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out now before they remove it! Nikyatu Jusu is an award-winning filmmaker who’s about to complete her MFA at New York University, film school. Her short film Say Grace Before Drowning was acquired by HBO, and I believe it debuted this month on the cable network. Afrofusion Lounge has been keeping an eye on this young filmmaker; we did a Skype interview with Nikyatu a few months ago, where she talked about her background, her approach to filmmaking and her experiences in the industry. We’ll continue to look out and support her, and you should too! Bless…

Filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu does Skype Interview with Afrofusion Lounge

December 15, 2010 § 5 Comments

Nikyatu Jusu has not even yet graduated with her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from New York University’s Film School, but three of her films have already won multiple awards. Her thesis film Say Grace Before Drowning, whose screenplay had already captured a Spike Lee Scholarship, recently won her a $50,000 Panavision equipment grant at the Bronze Lens Film Festival in Atlanta. Her second year short, African Booty Scratcher, won an HBO award, and her latest « Read the rest of this entry »

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