Member Spotlight – Monique Younger

AWD Member Monique Younger is on the leadership team of AWD South and Chairs the Events Committee. Born and bred in Queens, NY, Monique made her directorial debut in 2006 with the documentary Finally Sayin' What I Really Mean... In addition to being a director, Monique has … Read On ›

September Member News

Zuzana Gedeon AWD Member Zuzana Gedeon's recent film, Maybe, was a runner-up at the Montana 48 Hour Film Project 2022. Follow along with more of Zuzana's work on Instagram and Facebook. Tamara Ruppart AWD Member Tamara Ruppart has signed on to direct the L.A. Premiere of BROKEN STORY by Cyndy A. … Read On ›

Member Spotlight – Kameishia Wooten

AWD Board Member Kameishia Wooten is a passionate Director, Writer, and Creative Producer who creates provoking, inclusive, socially impactful stories for TV & Film. Most recently, Kameishia’s short film, Destiny’s Road, received Best Short at the 2020 Black Truth Film Festival and Honorable Mention at the 2020 … Read On ›

Member Spotlight – Anna Sang Park

Born in South Korea, AWD Member Anna Sang Park grew up in Seoul, then Philadelphia. An award-winning, multifaceted filmmaker, she is the writer and director of the short film trilogy, THE CHO STORIES (2021), which won the Audience Award for short film at the 2021 Middlebury New … Read On ›

Member Spotlight – Nicole Dorsey

AWD Member Nicole Dorsey recently won Best Episodic Pilot at SXSW for Something Undone, which centers Jo who, while sorting through her deceased mother’s home and recording effects for her podcast, discovers a disturbing sound. Additionally, Nicole is currently in Post Production on a thriller limited-series, Balestra.Nicole has worked extensively … Read On ›

June Member News

Michelle Salcedo AWD Member Michelle Salcedo has signed on to direct The Body, a new thriller from Catalyst Studios. The film boasts a script from “Inside Man” writer Russel Gewirtz. The Body is about a “tough, female, Detroit cop” on a mission to transport a witness across the … Read On ›

May Member News

Ashley Maria and Monique Sorgen AWD Members Ashley Maria and Monique Sorgen were accepted into Blackmagic Collective's Filmmaker Advancement Initiative. The program is is a curated group of filmmakers and artists on the verge of breaking through to the next level of their careers. They will receive a … Read On ›

April Member News

Marissa Chibás AWD Member Marissa Chibás has been selected as one of thirteen fellows for Sundance's Screenwriting Intensive for her feature script, 72, which she is attached to direct. The film centers on fiercely independent 18-year-old Cuban American Viv who celebrates New Year’s Eve with her family and … Read On ›

March Member News

Natalie Jasmine Harris After screening at over 40 film festivals worldwide, AWD Member Natalie Jasmine Harris's short film Pure was acquired by HBO and HBOMax and is now available to stream. The film will also broadcast live on HBO throughout Black History Month and Women's History Month. Pure … Read On ›

AWD Honorary Member Spotlight: Jen McGowan

AWD Honorary Member Jen McGowan is a powerhouse director in both features and television. Her most recent feature film, the survival thriller, RUST CREEK, followed up its theatrical run with a #3 premiere on Netflix (of all US Film + TV) and was hailed as “the feminist thriller Hollywood … Read On ›