May 5, 2021
Writer/Director Skinner Myers is an award-winning filmmaker and film professor at Loyola Marymount University. Skinner wrote and directed four short films: Chimera, The Last Supper, Obscured, and Nigger, while studying film at USC School of Cinematic Arts. I reached out to Skinner after seeing "The Sleeping Negro" at Slamdance 2021. "Confronted with a series of racially charged incidents, a young black man must overcome rage, alienation, and hopelessness in order to find his own humanity."
Click here for the trailer. The writer/director says he used a "narrative/experimental" approach to filmmaking.
Skinner and I talk filmmaking, his path to directing and how he made this film, of course. Then we venture into a very real discussion of racism in America, racial inequality, and more heavy stuff that needs to be discussed. I know you'll appreciate Skinner's POV.
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