As co-founder (with Professor / Producer Marc Lamont Hill) of the LA based production company, 1930 Productions, Stacey is preparing for her first feature film Finding Forever, executive produced by Marc Lamont Hill and Karyn White. She and Dr. Hill also serve as Executive Producers on the forthcoming documentary film “Womanhood or Woman’s Hurt” directed by Frances Bradley which addresses the impacts of sexual violence. Stacey also directed Tika Sumpter’s latest 8 episode news program, “Now You Know”, executive produced by Tika and Marc Lamont Hill. Stacey and Marc recently released a narrative short film titled “Love, unscripted” and currently in post production on their latest short film project titled, “THE CREED” starring Yolonda Ross (The Get Down, Antwone Fisher) and Akintola Jay (Blacklist, Person of Interest).
Stacey most recently served as Director / Co - Executive Producer of the Flavor Unit produced Docu Series “From The Bottom Up” for BET / CENTRIC, executive produced by Queen Latifah.
"RITES" one of the more recent short films Stacey directed, a collaboration with “Game Changers” writer, Cheo Tyehimba Taylor was selected by ABFF Independent for broadcast on Magic Johnson's ASPIRE TV. RITES also screened at the 2015 NewFilmmakers LA film festival where it was profiled by MovieMaker Magazine. The award winning film was selected as one of best films for 2015 by the Atlanta Shorts film festival and continues to screen at festivals nationwide.
Stacey’s 2010, multiple award winning short documentary film “I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak documentary made its film festival premiere at the PATOIS, New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival. An official selection to the Media That Matters Film Festival, where it was awarded the “Speaking Out Award”, the film received international acclaim and toured with the HBO / Media that Matters Film Festival screening for audiences worldwide.
As co-founder of “Intelligent Seedz”, an organization committed to equipping youth with the necessary tools to tell their stories through documentary film, Stacey is committed to using the arts to help young people address social injustices. Under the direction of she and co-founder, Artist / Activist, Wise Intelligent, the youth media group have won awards from the Environmental Protection Agency for their short film on contaminated water in Trenton, NJ.
Stacey also recently worked as a producer on the award winning “What’s At Stake” news program for BET producing segments on Ferguson, violence and youth issues.
Stacey has screened, participated in panel discussions and lectured at The University of Houston, The University of Miami, Prairie View A&M University, Marymount Manhattan College, The University of the District of Columbia, Brooklyn College, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, the National Association of Black Journalist and Viacom to name a few. She and her work have been featured in The LA Times, Essence, Ebony, The Root, OkayPlayer, IndieWire, Shadow and Act, Colorlines, Screen Slate and on HuffPost Live and BET Online.
New Orleans native Stacey M. is an award winning writer, director and producer with an impressive slate of groundbreaking, thought provoking, cutting edge content.
Her work has received widespread, critical acclaim and screened before audiences worldwide. Known for creating emotionally charged, riveting character driven stories, Stacey continues to receive rave reviews for her cinematic approach and distinctive style to storytelling. As a highly skilled independent filmmaker, Stacey is committed to creating opportunities to utilize the digital space to highlight the stories that are often unheard. As a trained professional, Stacey has created award winning content for some of the top networks in the entertainment industry including multiple award winning documentary films and docu series, narrative films and scripted series, music videos, commercials, digital and broadcast content. Stacey is also an arts educator who teaches documentary filmmaking to at-risk youth and has lectured at universities nationwide on a broad range of topics including hip hop, pop culture, media, film, social justice issues, and most notably, the history of Black women filmmakers in cinema.
Stacey's critically acclaimed digital series, FOR COLORED BOYS, REDEMPTION, starring Rob Morgan, Julito McCullum, Tim Reid and Jacinto Taras Riddick received worldwide critical acclaim and was named as one of the top digital series upstaging TV dramas by IndieWire. The series received press coverage from the LA TIMES, Essence Magazine, Ebony, BET, JET Magazine, Shadow and Act, Clutch Magazine, HUFFPOST LIVE and many others and was selected by ABFF Independent for broadcast on Magic Johnson's ASPIRE TV. For Colored Boys has screened for audiences worldwide including Viacom, BAM, The American Black Film Festival, The Pan African Film Festival and NBC headquarters in NYC where it was featured for excellence in digital content.
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