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Stacie E. Hawkins
Award-winning independent filmmaker Stacie E. Hawkins hails from Aurora, Illinois. As an undergraduate at the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff, she won several awards for her student television productions.
She then went on to receive her M.F.A. in Film & TV Production from Chapman University. Her graduate thesis, the 16mm short “Like A Woman Should,” screened in over 20 festivals across the U.S. and Europe.
Hawkins’ debut feature, “The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang,” won Best Feature at both The San Francisco Women's Film Festival and The Independent Black Film Festival of Nashville. It went on to screen in festivals around the world and is currently available on Amazon Prime.
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