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We are pleased to announce Katrelle Kindred & Bola Ogun as our Guest Filmmakers for LUNAFEST!

A native of South Los Angeles, Katrelle Kindred is an award-willing director, writer and producer. After teaching Language Arts in Compton, CA, she completed her graduate studies in Film Production at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Her short film, SON SHINE (2013) played dozens of film festivals across the country, winning several awards including Best Narrative at the Humboldt International Film Festival; the San Francisco Black Film Festival's Ava Montague Award; and Best Actor at the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival. Her producing work includes 2015's Student Academy Award Gold winner LOOKING AT THE STARS, and THE BIG CHOP (2016), which was optioned to HBO. In the future, she would like to continue creating honest stories that focus on global issues and on people often unheard.

Bola Ogun is a first generation Nigerian-American, an alum of the University of North Texas, and based in Los Angeles. She was selected for the class of 2014 AFI Directing Workshop for Women, the inaugural class for the Ryan Murphy’s Television HALF Mentorship Program, and one of the five filmmakers chosen for Robert Rodriguez’s docuseries REBEL WITHOUT A CREW. Ogun’s second short film ARE WE GOOD PARENTS? had its world premiere at South By Southwest, screened at Outfest, Urbanworld, Napa Valley, Edmonton International, and won top awards at AT&T's SHAPE Event.

Her first short, THE WATER PHOENIX, supported by two crowdfunding campaigns and a grant from California Institute of Contemporary Arts, screened internationally and received positive reviews from Black Girl Nerds and Shadow And Act. Ogun has also written a guest post for Indiewire titled “Enough with the ‘Black Movies’ Bring on the Black Mermaids,” an essay on bringing intersectionality to Fantasy and Sci-fi films.

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