Freelance Spotlight: Minority Tech Foundation [Set PA]

One of the standout projects I worked on in recent weeks is a freelance assignment completed with Federal Media Solutions.  This Washington, D.C. based video production company also provides event coverage and audio-visual services. 

This shoot of the Minority Tech Foundation took place in southern Maryland.  Below find BTS and a candid from the shoot.

Freelance Spotlight: Washington, D.C. Educator – Meleah Campbell Teach [Photography]

BACK TO SCHOOL is here again!  However, the classroom setting looks quite different this year for many young scholars.  Teachers and parents alike are making necessary adjustments in light of the coronavirus pandemic, while officials are making determinations on the safest educational delivery methods.  For this Freelance Spotlight, I’d like to highlight my recent work with an inspiring young educator, Meleah Campbell. This indoor shoot was completed while adhering to all COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

Boasting almost 30k followers on Instagram alone, the UC Davis and Loyola Marymount educated, Teach America alum uses her social media platforms to champion for literacy and the arts.  Ms. Campbell does an amazing job digitally interacting with her preschoolers and I was thankful for the opportunity to work with her on capturing images for sponsored posts.   Here are a few snaps I captured for her paid partnerships with Advancement Courses (a Wiley Learning company) and Lakeshore Learning.

Personally, I am no stranger to distance learning.  I completed high school with an online, Middle States accredited homeschool program, then resumed physical classes for college.  Despite the circumstances prompting the change, I am happy to see more minority families exploring homeschool options and finding alternate methods for educational enrichment.  

Visit Ms. Campbell’s website and Instagram profile.

Daughters of Solanas, Official Selection for Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta, GA

Daughters of Solanas received placement in another film festival. The dramedy (drama/comedy) short is an official selection for the Women’s Comedy Film Festival. This is part of the Cinema Life Film Festival Collective.

Daughters of Solanas – Women’s Weekend Filmmaker Challenge – Official Selection, Women’s Comedy Film Festival, Atlanta, GA

The event is taking place on Saturday, September 5th in Atlanta, GA (in-person or online). Tickets are available at www.cinemalife.org or at @womenscomedy on Instagram.

Daughters of Solanas was created for the New York / Spring 2019 iteration Women’s Weekend Filmmaker Challenge. The film premiered at the Museum of Moving Image last Spring. As part of the camera crew, Briana M. Andrews shot BTS photo/video and manages the social media accounts for the short. Read previous posts here.

“Let Live” Dramedy Short Film: BTS and First Look

Here are a few stills from Let Live, the dramedy short, written and directed by Briana M. Andrews.  A preliminary edit was screened virtually for the Howard University 1st Year Film MFA cohort.  The final cut will include additional sound editing and color correction.  We cannot wait to share it!  Thank you for your continued support.

Movie Poster, Black Cinema, Let Live, Short Film, Little Miss Whiskeys Bar DC, Enoch Jones, Ayana Andrews, Cashaey Serenity, Chris Sakyi
Let Live, featuring Cashaey Serenity, Enoch Jones, Ayana Andrews and Chris Sakyi. Directed by Briana M. Andrews.

Visit the previous post from the last day on set for BTS, shoot dates, locations, and crew member details.

Update: Daughters of Solanas Nominated for Best Comedy at Film Festival

Considering the novel CoronaVirus pandemic, screenings and award shows have been postponed or moved to virtual delivery formats.   This hasn’t stopped the momentum for the Daughters of Solanas film which we recently learned was nominated for Best Comedy, alongside fellow Women’s Weekend Film Challenge alum, Pretty Dead.   Both films premiered at the MoMi (Museum of Moving Image) in April 2019. 

Daughters of Solanas is a drama/comedy short created by an all-female cast and crew.  I worked as the BTS / Unit Photographer and established the digital footprint for the film.  Thus far, the film has been selected for the Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival, 2020 Uptown Women’s Festival of New York, 2020 Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta, Queerly Film Festival and others. 

Poster for Daughters of Solanas Film for Women’s Weekend Film Challenge

Learn more about the festival and nomination by visiting the Instagram account for the Uptown Women’s Film Festival. Read more about the film by clicking here => #DaughtersofSolanas or visiting the IMDB page.


Introducing G-Pilot, Selected for Year-End Howard University Film Screening

The Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Department of Media, Journalism and Film (MJF) at Howard University presents its annual, invite-only, Year End Student Film Screening for 2019/2020.  The screening is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 10th to Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Introducing G-Pilot by Briana M. Andrews is among the undergraduate and graduate student projects selected for feature at the screening.   Briana worked as the Shreditor (shooter, producer, editor) and the mini-documentary features an interview, in-studio performance and music video featuring up-and-coming hip-hop recording artist G-Pilot.

Click to read the original BibbyFame Digital post on Introducing G-Pilot.

Visit G-Pilot on Instagram and click here to listen to his music on Soundcloud.

TEHT Screening Update – COVID-19 Postponement

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.

To Each Her Throne - Official Trailer - Web Episode Graphic

“To Each, Her Throne” Screening Date Announced, RSVP Now

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
  • Briana Andrews, Producer
  • Giovanni Jackson, Director of Photography
  • Veronica Lewis, Gaffer
  • Morgan Jones, Sound Mixer

“Let Live” Film Wraps Production, Enters Post

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. 

  • Film: Let Live
  • Genre: Drama, Short
  • Shoot Dates: March 1st – March 3rd
  • Locations: Washington, D.C. & Fort Washington, MD
  • Director / Writer: Briana M. Andrews
  • Producer: Ayo Awoyemi
  • Assistant Director: Elon Riley
  • Director of Photography: Rachel Carter
  • 1st Assistant Camera: Meagan Sims
  • Production Designer / Sound Mixer: Junee Ailes

Daughters of Solanas Selected for Two Additional Film Festivals

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.