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Hanelle M. Culpepper is an energetic and unflappable award-winning television and film writer/director whose visual, story-driven films have played in festivals around the world and on television. In 2015, Hanelle was nominated for an Image Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
Hanelle has directed numerous episodes of television for all the networks. Her Parenthood episode was chosen by the producers to represent the series for Emmy consideration.
Hanelle has directed movies for Lifetime, including Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer, Murder on the 13th Floor, and the suspenseful good twin/bad twin feature Deadly Sibling Rivalry.
Hanelle's first feature, the supernatural thriller Within, won Outstanding Feature Film at the Big Bear Horror Film Festival. Produced and distributed by Bigfoot Entertainment, Within premiered on Lifetime in 2010. It ranked as the network’s #2 program of the week and continues to air frequently.
A native of Alabama, Hanelle graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Lake Forest College and earned a Master’s degree at USC’s Annenberg School. Hanelle then assisted Academy Award winning screenwriter Callie Khouri on her directorial debut, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Hanelle was selected for the FIND Screenwriters Lab, Bill Cosby's Screenwriting Program, AFI's Directing Workshop for Women, and NBC's Directing Initiative.
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