Angela Tucker

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Angela Tucker
Born10 August
OccupationDirector, Writer and Producer
Years active2003–present

Angela Tucker is an American writer, director and Emmy-nominated producer.[1][2][3] She is best known for her work on Black Folk Don't, (A)sexual and All Styles.[4][5][6]

Life and career[edit]

Tucker graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA, and from Columbia University with an MFA.[7] She was a Sundance Institute Women Filmmakers Initiative fellow.[8] She has received grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Tribeca All Access and the Brooklyn Arts Council.[9][10] She was awarded an Artist Residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs.[11]

Tucker was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company. In 2010, Tucker left Big Mouth Productions to focus on her own film production company, TuckerGurl Inc.[citation needed] Her directorial debut under her own company was the feature documentary, (A)sexual, about people who experience no sexual attraction, premiered at Frameline Film Festival.[12][13] In 2013, she directed and produced the documentary series, Black Folk Don't, featured in Time Magazine's “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life”.[14]

Tucker's directorial debut feature film, All Styles, starring Dushaunt Fik-Shun Stegall and Heather Morris, premiered on Showtime.[15] In 2018, she directed a short film, All Skinfolk, Ain’t Kinfolk, premiered at Doc NYC.[16] She is also slated to direct the upcoming feature film, Paper Chase, starring Queen Latifah.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Writer Director Producer Notes
2003 Conversations with Id Red XN Green tickY Red XN Short Film
2004 Shook Red XN Red XN Green tickY Short Film
2005 The Birthday Girl Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Short Film
2008 Invisible Men: Greg's Story Red XN Green tickY Red XN Documentary short
2008 Invisible Men: Andrew's Story Red XN Green tickY Red XN Documentary short
2008 Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Red XN Red XN Green tickY Documentary[18]
2009 No Family History Red XN Red XN Green tickY Documentary
2010 Dreaming Nicaragua Red XN Red XN Green tickY Documentary[19]
2010 Pushing the Elephant Red XN Red XN Green tickY Documentary[20]
2011 (A)sexual Red XN Green tickY Red XN Documentary
2013 The New Black Red XN Red XN Green tickY Documentary
2014 Just the Three of Us Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Short film
2015 New Orleans, Here and Now Red XN Green tickY Red XN TV Series
2015 Independent Lens Red XN Red XN Green tickY TV Series; 2 Episodes
2013-2016 Black Folk Don't Red XN Green tickY Green tickY TV Series; 10 Episodes
2017 Intersection Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Short film
2018 All Styles Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Feature Film
2018 All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk Red XN Green tickY Red XN Short Film
2020 Paper Chase Green tickY Green tickY Red XN (pre-production)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angela Tucker Explores 'Black Folk Don't' [INTERVIEW]". ebony.com. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  2. ^ "An interview with Angela Tucker, director (a)sexual". virginitymovie.com. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  3. ^ "Angela Tucker". tfiny.org. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  4. ^ "Black Folk Don't: An Interview With Series Creator Angela Tucker". kickmag.net. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  5. ^ "(A)sexual Star and Director David Jay and Angela Tucker". slate.com. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  6. ^ "Shout! Studios Acquires Angela Tucker's Dance Drama Feature Film "All Styles,"". blackfilm.com. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  7. ^ "The PBS and Adobe Foundations Join with POV in Awarding Grants To 15 Documentary Projects by Young Filmmakers". archive.pov.org. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  8. ^ "Women at Sundance Fellows: Hitting Their Stride". sundance.org. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  9. ^ "Pushing the Elephant". macfound.org. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  10. ^ "2010 REGRANT RECIPIENTS". brooklynartscouncil.org. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  11. ^ "Filmmakers". yaddo.org. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  12. ^ "(A)sexual". variety.com. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  13. ^ "(A)sexual premieres at Frameline Film Festival". juliesondradecker.com. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  14. ^ "6. Black Irony". Time. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  15. ^ "ALL STYLES". sho.com. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  16. ^ "ALL SKINFOLK AIN'T KINFOLK". docnyc.net. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  17. ^ "Queen Latifah to Star in and Exec Produce Teen Comedy "Paper Chase," Angela Tucker Directing". womenandhollywood.com. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  18. ^ "Upcoming 'AfroPop' Docuseries Designed To Give Audience A Unique Experience". baltimoretimes-online.com. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  19. ^ "Dreaming Nicaragua (Work in Progress)". idfa.nl. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  20. ^ "Pushing the Elephant". itvs.org. Retrieved 2019-07-28.

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