Rachelle produced the award-winning short film Two Dosas, which premiered at the 58th BFI London Film Festival and won numerous awards including Best Comedy Short Film at the Academy Award qualifying film festival Aspen ShortFest 2015. Rachelle is one of five filmmakers selected for the BFI Flare 2015 mentorship and recently received a BFI Vision Award 2016. She’s currently prepping for The Break II, a series of short films for BBC Three due to film late November.
It’s a special ‘two weeks to go ’til Queer Media Festival 2016′ MEET THE PANELLIST! Sound the excitement klaxon!! Lady Phyll is the Executive Director and Co-founder of UK Black Pride and a passionate activist who has worked tirelessly to bring together LGBT activists, artists, volunteers and supporters from across the LGBT community. Phyll is a strong, working class family-orientated Ghanaian woman who understands the Twi and Fanti languages which connect her to a rich African cultural heritage that advocates for unity and equality.
Phyll cites this quotation from Dr Maya Angelou as her maxim: “prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible”. Don’t miss her talking as part of the Film + Broadcasters panel on Sat 5th Nov:http://homemcr.org/event/queer-media-conference/