Culture Spotlight Featuring Stacey Larkins
Stacey Larkins is an award winning filmmaker, writer and musician residing in the New York City Metropolitan area. She has shot, written, directed, composed music and edited short films that have played in numerous film festivals in the United States and internationally. Her films have been licensed by Shorts TV International and Aspire TV. She has also written work for theater, that has been produced by theatrical production companies in New York City and the U.K.
Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival.
The Hip Hop Film Festival was an awesome experience. They had a host of meticulously planned live events, a selection of diverse films. They also actively promoted the films and filmmakers that were a part of the festival.
Why are stories from the culture important?
Stories from the culture are important, when we can tell a story from our perspective based in our real life experiences it illuminates characters and story lines with authenticity.
What projects are you working on now?
Currently, I am writing a feature length project, as well as writing and filming a web series.
Why do you think the Harlem Film House and Hip Hop Film Festival are important?
Harlem Film House and the Hip Hop Festival are important because they support and promote underrepresented independent filmmakers.