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Chanelle Aponte Pearson

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Chanelle Aponte Pearson
Instructor

Chanelle Aponte Pearson has been creating narrative, documentary, and experimental content as an award-winning writer, director, and producer for over 13 years. She is executive producer for the Peabody Award-winning HBO series Random Acts of Flyness, producer for the critically acclaimed feature An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, and co-director for the Webby Award-winning microfilm The Way it Should Be. Chanelle began directing in 2015 with the documentary series Brooklyn is Masquerading as the World. That same year, she became the Spotlight on Women Directors “Live the Dream” Gotham Award grant winner and her narrative debut, 195 Lewis, went on to win Best Breakthrough Short Form Series at the 2018 Gotham Awards. Chanelle is a proud member of the New Negress Film Society (NNFS), a collective committed to developing, producing, and exhibiting work by Black women and non-binary filmmakers. Prior to her role at NNFS, Chanelle was senior producer and chief operating officer at MVMT, the Brooklyn-based film production company responsible for over 18 award-winning and critically acclaimed films. She holds a bachelor's degree from DePauw University and graduated from New York University with a master of public administration. Chanelle currently works and resides in The Bronx, New York - her hometown.