Culture Spotlight Featuring Chanelle Angelique
Chanelle Angelique is an entrepreneur and award-winning filmmaker who promotes mental wellness through entertainment. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York she developed a love for the art of many forms at an early age including writing, singing, and designing. Chanelle credits her career as a professional makeup artist for creating the segue into filmmaking and music. Using her personal trials as motivation, she sees creating and sharing her art as a form of therapy.
Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival? I found the Hip Hop Film Festival 2021 experience to be exciting and inspiring. The cyphers were informative and motivational while giving the attendees an up-close and personal perspective from some of the industry’s most respected names.
Why are stories from the culture important? Stories from the culture are important because they give a voice to those who have felt unheard. These stories showcase characters with rich personalities from diverse backgrounds allowing the audience to relate and feel seen.
What projects are you working on now? I am currently working on an unscripted docu-series intended to enlighten and inspire. I am also collaborating with some super talented creative people on various film-related projects plus working on new music. I look forward to sharing more stories of empowerment, images of Black love, and telling tales that touch the heart.
Why do you think the Harlem Film House and Hip Hop Film Festival are important? The Harlem Film House and Hip Hop Film Festival are essential to the culture as they provide community and a home-like environment to filmmakers and creatives on all levels. They also played a major part in my personal journey as a filmmaker.