In partnership with Emmy® Award-winning writer, creator and actor Lena Waithe and her company Hillman Grad Productions, Indeed’s Rising Voices is back with season two. We know that talent is universal but opportunity is not, and providing new opportunities to discover, invest it and amplify stories created by BIPOC filmmakers is what this program is all about. The filmmakers selected have created films around the singular theme of the meaning of work.
Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani from Hillman Grad Productions, Indeed,Ventureland, PRETTYBIRD and 271 Films along with program mentors Calmatic, Destin Daniel Cretton, Justin Chon, Rayka Zehtabchi and Melina Matsoukas, selected the top 10 screenplays from over 850 applications.
Indeed will debut the 10 Rising Voices Season Two shorts at the 2022 TriBeCa Festival in NYC on June 15. Participating filmmakers include: Cara Lawson, Gbenga Komolafe, Georgia Fu, Jalmer Caceres, Justin Floyd, Leon Cheo, Tara Motamedi, Travis Wood, Shanrica Evans, Urvashi Pathania.