It is with great regret, through likely no surprise, that due to the novel CoronaVirus pandemic, we had to adjust plans for the screening of To Each, Her Throne, originally scheduled for April 25, 2020 in New York City.
While the screening is no longer continuing as planned, we are actively working to reschedule. The tri-state area is among the hardest hit by COVID-19 and we’d like to urge you to stay home (if possible) and stay safe. We will be in touch when new dates are confirmed.
The day we have been waiting for is almost here! It gives me great joy to announce our date of release during Women’s History Month. To Each, Her Throne, is a female-centric web-based docuseries produced by Briana M. Andrews. It features women from all walks of life and boasts an all-female cast and crew. Moreover, it focuses on challenges encountered and overcome by women. I encourage you all to check it out. The premiere is taking place in TRIBECA, New York City at 7pm on April 25, 2020.Click here to RSVP.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like to book a private screening or secure group tickets, feel free to contact me. Learn more about the TEHT project, cast and crew => #ToEachHerThrone
Danielle Privat, Director / Production Designer
Alicia Allen, 1st Assistant Director / Director of Photography
Let Live, the dramedy short, written and directed by Briana M. Andrews, owner of BibbyFame Digital, LLC and current Howard University Film MFA candidate has officially wrapped production and entered post.
Enjoy some photos from our last day on set.
We’d like to thank each member of the #LetLive cast and crew for working tirelessly on set these past few days. We would also like to thank all contributors, including catering service and venue for their assistance in helping this production come to life.
Daughters of Solanas continues to take off! The dramedy short was recently accepted into two additional film festivals. What great news to kick off Women’s History Month!?!? It is an official selection of the 2020 Uptown Women’s Festival of New York which runs May 14-17th 2020 at New Stage Theater. The film was also recently selected for the 2020 Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta.
Directed by Angele Cooper of Alpha Female Films, this dramedy short was created as part of the New York iteration of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. It premiered in April 2019 at the Museum of Moving Image in New York. I had the pleasure of working this entire female cast and crew as a BTS / Unit Photographer. I also managed socials and established digital presence for the film. Read more about the film by clicking here => #DaughtersofSolanas or visiting the IMDB page.
Briana M. Andrews opens up like never before in a recent interview / mini documentary produced and edited by Richard Schertzer of Double R3 Productions. In this personal, reflective and introspective interview shot over the period of one month, Briana discusses her upbringing, career and future in film.
Briana shares information about what made her gain interest in the film industry, her affinity for the Garden State, reveals where the name BibbyFame comes from and more. This project was reviewed by the Rome Prisma Film Awards.
“An entire generation seems to express itself through a single individual, a girl, who in the space of the film becomes the voice of the hopes and concerns of the humans of tomorrow.”
I am pleased to announce I recently accepted a part-time position with Live Nation at Warner Theater, D.C. This position doesn’t involve usage of my skills in sound, lighting, shooting or editing, however, I am still ecstatic about joining this live entertainment powerhouse and soaking up knowledge.
My career background includes roles as a Brand Ambassador and Host. During college, I handled retail-setting, customer-facing promotion for brands like Nespresso, Vega and Onnit. Those positions pooled several skills including marketing, sales, hospitality, analytics and customer service – all of which proved useful in freelancing and building my client portfolio. Most importantly, those experiences provided me with an edge in helping businesses conceptualize their digital strategy and shaping their visual brand story. At this venue, I’ll assist with coordinating operations on the night of shows in collaboration with the Floor Manager, servers and security with the objective of assisting patrons secure an optimal concert experience. Wish me luck!
Be on the lookout for Introducing G-Pilot. Briana M. Andrews served as the Shreditor (shooter, producer, editor) on this project which includes an interview, in-studio performance and music video featuring up-and-coming hip-hop recording artist G-Pilot. G-Pilot is currently promoting his new smash single “W.I.N.” A natural in front of the camera, G-Pilot discusses his entrepreneurial endeavors, connection to rapper Common, inspirations and why he opts to create positive rap content.
Over the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to work on several exciting film projects. In addition to my personal ventures, I was on the crew for a few others, including student projects for fellow MFA candidates. There are two projects I’d like to share details on. First, because I am super proud of the outcome, and secondly, since both films were directed by women. In recent weeks, there was quite the uproar about the industry’s lack of gender parity and female filmmakers being snubbed by the Oscars and Golden Globes. Here are two projects from upcoming women in film to be on the lookout for:
The first project, Final Beat was directed by Elon Riley. I was the first assistant camera (1st AC / focus puller) for this film.
The second project Break Point was written and directed by Melissa Witherspoon. I was cast as the actress in this film; I’m usually behind the camera but I was able to flex some acting chops here.
I’ll share more details about release as information becomes available.
Grades were posted; I just completed the 1st semester of Howard University’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA M.F.A) Film program. In this golden age for diverse stories and digital expansion, this is an exciting time to study cinematic arts at THE MECCA, which happens to be sole HBCU with the program. I have a tremendous amount of respect for each student in my cohort and truly feel like I found my “tribe” aka crew. Although there generally isn’t as much of an emphasis on grades in graduate school for creative arts (since more importance lies with your completed body of work), I am proud of the perfect 4.0 GPA I secured this semester. It is imperative that I maintain solid academic standing since I’d like to teach courses in the future, and for now, have hopes of securing a TA slot and competitive internship positions in TV/film/media. This semester was remarkably challenging, but incredibly rewarding.
During winter intermission, I’ll be in New Jersey and New York completing freelance projects. Reach out for bookings and collaborations.
Some of the aspects I appreciate most about my MFA program is the emphasis on global perspectives, along with the screenings of international films. In my film history and film analysis courses, I became increasingly familiar with Pre-Classical Cinema, Soviet Montage Theory, German Expressionism, French New Wave, British Cinema (among others). I enjoyed learning more about Italian Neorealism; which is often heralded as “the Golden Age of Cinema” and one of the most important movements in film history. Italian Neorealism provided viewers with a with a realistic depiction of life in post-war Italy. Some of the distinctive features of this movement include the use of non-professional actors and filming on-location. I admired the emphasis on bare-boned storytelling devoid of the fluff and grandeur popularized by its American cinematic counterparts. It gave a dreary scene of the everyday conditions experienced by normal citizens in the aftermath of a fascist regime.
Although highly regarded as one of the most influential film movements, there isn’t much discussion about the origins and stylistic influences of Italian Neorealism. Personally, this movement struck me as a documentary-hybrid of sorts. I pitched this topic and completed a research paper to explore the factors that contributed to the popularization of this cinematic language, while drawing parallel to documentary film.
The films were created to appeal to our sensibilities with harsh reality and an emphasis on humanity. There are undeniable similarities between documentary film and Neorealism. It can be argued that both are visual mediums which provide an accurate depiction of life. For my research paper, the works of Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio De Sica were screened for primary research, and various sources were utilized to demonstrate the correlation between Italian Neorealism to Documentary style film. Both can be deemed anti-Hollywood film styles derived from political and social circumstances.