Chanelle Aponte Pearson
a Bronx-bred, Brooklyn-based visual artist and filmmaker. In 2015, Chanelle was awarded the euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Directors “Live the Dream” grant at the 25th annual Gotham Awards for the episodic series 195 Lewis, her directorial debut. The pilot episode first screened at the 2014 BlackStar Film Festival and had its international premiere at the 2016 International Film Festival at Rotterdam. Chanelle also produced the critically acclaimed feature film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, which premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. As chief operating officer, Chanelle also oversees the management and operations of MVMT, a Brooklyn-based film production company.