The Motherlode documentary received a letter of support from PBS NC!!

We are excited and honored to finally announce that we have received a letter of support from PBS NC (which clocks in as the 3rd largest public media market in the U.S. reaching up to 1.7 million households!) They would like to see project as a feature (I had pitched the project as a series).

This week we recieved their letter of support. In it they wrote: “As a public broadcaster, PBS North Carolina has a deep commitment to showcasing the artistic community throughout our state, and we believe a public television documentary about motherhood, and the challenges of balancing family life with the demands of artistic expression as an occupation, are of cultural significance to our audience.” (!!!)

Hassan chairs a program at The Conference on African American and African Diasporic Cultures and Experiences

We are thrilled to announce that Hassan will chair a discussion titled “African American in Media Art: Curatorial Mixtapes” which features UNCG Media Studies students! This event takes place during The Conference on African American and African Diasporic Cultures and Experiences at UNCG. Friday, February 23rd, 2024 in the EUC Claxton

s/n launches into 2024 with a new short film and a music video and continued screenings…!

We are excited to announce the launch of our short film The Lost // existence before essence which has been accepted in the Stockholm City Film Festival, the Luleå International Film Festival in Luleå Sweden, and the Bronx World Film Cycle 2024!

We are also excited to launch a new music video for Quilla‘s track You Belong, which has been accepted into The Europe Music Video Awards in Košice, Slovakia, The Women’s Film Festival, and the Bronx World Film Cycle 2024.

And last but certainly not least, our short film essay Notes From Someone Else’s Lecture has been accepted into the 2024 Smart Philm Festival in Washington D.C!

Short work-in-progress screening in Winston-Salem

We’ve been invited to screen a 5-minute teaser at The Ramkat in Winston-Salem on Wednesday November 29th at 7pm. This teaser opens for the Queen Bee’s set. Anna (Quilla), a member of the Queen Bees is the composer for our series and in the doc!!

Queen Bees to Gas Hill Drinking Room at Ramkat on November 29, 2023! Doors at 7 PM, show at 7:30 PM. No advance tickets, $5 suggested donation at the door.

Queen Bees is a musical collaboration between three North Carolina-based musicians: Award-winning musician and journalist, Molly McGinn; renowned electronic music producer and songwriter, Quilla; and esteemed musician and creative producer Kate Musselwhite Tobey. They use an uplifting blend of traditional acoustic instruments, modern electronic components and the folk tradition of storytelling to drive unity in social justice causes. Their first track, “Ravens and the Wrens” (Ritual Fire Records, 2021), was inspired by the personal experiences of trans author Sam Peterson. Past collaborations between Molly McGinn and Quilla include “Wild and Kind” (2016)—a musical prayer written to raise awareness about plans to build a canal in Nicaragua that would devastate the local agricultural economy in its path. Collaborations between Quilla and Kate Tobey include “Old Souls” (2020) and forthcoming tracks “Bloodlines” and “You Belong Here,” which explore ancestry and migration. #queenbees #mollymcginn #quilla #katemusselwhitetobey #gashilldrinkingroom #wsnc #supportlivemusic