Cinematic Arts MFA student P. Sam Kessie moderates a discussion with production designer Hannah Beachler who has contributed to Black Panther, Moonlight, Creed, Fruitvale Station and Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade
Cinematic Arts MFA student P. Sam Kessie moderates a discussion with production designer Hannah Beachler, who has worked on Black Panther, Moonlight, Creed, Fruitvale Station and Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade.
Where: Shambaugh Auditorium
When: Saturday, April 28 at 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Born in London and raised in Ghana, P. Sam Kessie has been in the film industry for more than a decade and says her international background has influenced both the content and style of her work – screenplays, fiction and nonfiction, dance films, photography – as well as the path that her work has taken her as a hybrid experimental filmmaker interested in portraying underrepresented people that exist along the margins of society through performance.
She has participated in workshops such as the Durban Talent Campus in South Africa, the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and Berlinale Talent in Germany and has exhibited work everywhere from the Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania to the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. Currently, she's working on a master's degree in Film and Video Production at the University of Iowa, where her interests include exploring human interactions through movement within the blurred space between reality and illusion of physical and virtual environments.