New Orleans native Stacey M. is an award winning writer and director with an impressive slate of groundbreaking, critically acclaimed work that has screened before audiences worldwide.
As one of thirteen directors chosen by the Directors Guild of America and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers for the 2017 Commercial Director’s Diversity Program, Stacey continues to receive rave reviews for her cinematic approach and distinctive style to storytelling and for creating emotionally charged, riveting character driven stories.
Stacey has created award winning content for some of the top networks in the entertainment industry while cultivating a strong independent audience and base.
Her latest independent film, The Creed, starring veteran actress Yolonda Ross (The Chi, The Get Down) premiered at the 2017 BlackStar Film Festival and can now be viewed on Comcast Xfinity.
Stacey's critically acclaimed digital series, FOR COLORED BOYS, REDEMPTION, starring Rob Morgan, (Mudbound) Julito McCullum, (The Wire) and Tim Reid (Sister, Sister) received worldwide critical acclaim and was named one of the top digital series upstaging TV dramas by IndieWire. The soul stirring dramatic series has screened before audiences worldwide and was chosen for special screenings highlighting excellence in digital content by Viacom and NBC.
Stacey's recent work includes directing 2 seasons of the Being Mary Jane After Show; serving as Director / Co-Executive Producer of the Flavor Unit produced Docu - Series "From The Bottom Up" for BET / Centric, executive produced by Queen Latifah as well as producing the award winning What's At Stake New Program for BET and the Justice For Ferguson News Specials, also for BET.
Stacey’s multiple award winning documentary film “I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak" premiered 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 HBO / Media that Matters, screening for audiences worldwide.
As an aspiring episodic director, Stacey has shadowed industry veteran Bethany Rooney on the set of The Originals, Ray Mckinnon on the set of Rectify and Neema Barnette on the set of Being Mary Jane.
Stacey 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.
Her work has been featured in The LA Times, Essence, Ebony, The Root, OkayPlayer, IndieWire, Shadow and Act, Colorlines, Screen Slate, Moviemaker Magazine and on HuffPost Live and BET Online.
Stacey's currently in production on her latest digital docu series titled SECOND LINE. She's also in development on her first feature film titled, THE RETURN.
Stacey's also an arts educator who teaches documentary filmmaking to at-risk youth.