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Hanelle Culpepper

Direct Contact
Hillview 798 Productions

Talent Agent
Amy Retzinger
(310) 558-2424 phone

Metamorphic Entertainment
Adesuwa McCalla
(310) 235-3152 phone

An energetic and unflappable director, Hanelle Culpepper’s credits span superhero action adventures, thrillers, genre films, and character-driven dramas. As director of the pilot for Star Trek: Picard, Hanelle became the first woman to launch a new Star Trek series in its 53-year history. She won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in 2021 for her work on the episode. In 2022, she was nominated again for her work on Netflix’s True Story starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes, and again in 2023 for Apple TV+’s The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey starring Samuel L. Jackson. Hanelle was also selected for the inaugural class of ReFrame, and as an honoree for Variety’s 2019 Inclusion Impact Report.

Currently, she is directing and executive producing the Neil Gaiman Amazon series Anansi Boys. She is also set to direct features 1000 Miles (Big Beach and Zucker Productions) starring Alexandra Shipp and Shamier Anderson, and Amazon’s Coyote Blue, written by Derek Kolstad and starring Sterling K. Brown.

Hanelle proudly serves on the TV Academy's Director Peer Group Executive Committee, and the DGA's National Board, Western Directors Council and PAC. Hanelle is represented by Verve Talent Agency. Her manager is Adesuwa McCalla at Metamorphic Entertainment and her lawyer is Matthew Wallerstein of Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman.

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