Filmmaker Finds a Creative Home in Philly

August 25, 2011  |  

(Uptown) — Tanya Hamilton is making Philly her very own Black Hollywood. The acclaimed Jamaican born screenwriter struck gold with her critically lauded 2010 film, Night Catches Us, starring notable actors Kerry Washington and Anthony Mackie. Nominated for the venerable Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, the movie tells the story of the 1970s Black Panther movement and its effect on a Philadelphia community. Now, the wife and mother is busy with her latest project, Future States, a series of web-based short films that tackle “the destruction of people’s lives in relation to the housing bubble.”

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