This timely limited doc series recontextualizes the role the irrepressible women of hip hop played throughout the revolutionary genre’s 50 years by reinserting them into the canon where they belong: at the center, from day one to present day. Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop premieres August 9th, only on Netflix.
Premiered Aug 9, 2023 / Currently Streaming on Netflix
Served as Co-Executive Producer for Series
UN(RE)SOLVED is a multi-platform experience (documentary series, podcast) including an installation that acts as an interactive memorial for the victims of 150 unsolved racially motivated murders from the civil rights era.
Participants must speak victims’ names out loud in order to be able to view each victim’s story. Premiered in June 2021 online via Frontline/PBS.
The AR Installation premiered and was featured at Tribeca Film Festival, June 2021. and is currently on tour.
2023 PEABODY Nominated
2022 EMMY Winner / News & Documentary
"Outstanding Interactive Media: Innovation"
SXSW Innovation Award Winner 2022
2022 Golden Calf Nominated.
Served as Producer for Ado Ato Pictures - Frontline/PBS
"Model America,” an explosive four episode series that dissects America’s complicated relationship with race through the lens of the people of Teaneck, New Jersey, a “racial utopia” turned unlikely ground zero for the modern Black Lives Matter movement.
2023 EMMY Nominated / New & Documentary
Episodes aired September & October 2022 on MSNBC -
Currently Streaming on Peacock
Served as Supervising Producer for Anchor Entertainment
The Sound She Saw is a documentary film featuring contemporary, ground-breaking Black women photographers.
The film reveals the history & struggle of Black women photographers while showcasing and celebrating their work and answering the question:
What happens when a Black woman photographer has the agency and the control to reverse the gaze and see the world through her unique lens? The photographers featured in The Sound She Saw challenge the status quo by collectively redefining the narrative, image by image.
FEATURED MUSEUM SCREENINGS
Brooklyn Museum - Feb. 2023
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) - June 2023
Pérez Art Museum (PAMM) - Oct. 2023
13th Annual Bronzelens FIlm Festival 2022 / Nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY
Urbanworld Film Festival 2022 / Honorable mention for the Ally Creative Producer Award
St. Louis International Film Festival 2022
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival 2022
Serving as Writer, Director and Executive Producer
Image from featured photographer, Fabiola Jean-Louis.
BTS Still of featured photographer, Adreinne Waheed 6/2021
Seven years, two people, one life. The journey of London and Ed's relationship is told over seven years at their dining room table.
Created, written and directed by award winning filmmaker Caralene Robinson, this eight episode digital series narrates the life of a modern day Black couple. Ed, raised in Newark, is an up and coming Wall Street trader who hustled his way from the mailroom to the trading floor. London, the product of a Black yogi and white physician from Sedona, Arizona, has an alternative view of the world. The two could not be more different, but embark on a shared journey of life and love.
"The Table" explores a range of themes, including the non-monolithic experience of Black people, privilege, impostor syndrome and education versus street experience. Each episode will showcase a snapshot of Ed and London's relationship over the seven year cycle. From their initial one night stand, marriage, family and challenges, we see the inner workings of a Black relationship in its most vulnerable place - the home.
American Black Film Festival (ABFF) / June 2023
Essence Film Festival / July 2023
Micheaux Film Festival / July 2023
BronzeLens Film Festival / Aug 2023
Served as: 'Produced By:' - 8 Episodes
Supervising Producer - 8 Episodes
Director - 1 Episode
A dramedy about being “one of the few”.
A queer, black professional attempts to navigate the challenges of
breaking the glass ceiling in corporate America
while fielding pressure from her partner to start a family.
The 8 episode web series premiered November 2021
now available on BlackOakTv
Served as Co-Producer
Award Winning Short Film: Lena and ten other women couldn’t be more excited to celebrate Barbie's 35th birthday however when the unexpectedly huge bill arrives the festivities dissolves into drama.
Served as Executive Producer & Producer.
After the death of her mega pastor father, successful corporate attorney Dahlia White just wants to move on to bigger and better things, but her uber religious family won't all her to forget. As she attempts to develop a promising new relationship with neighbor Sean, baggage from the past threatens to haunt her future.
Now available on Prime Video and kweli.tv
Served as Producer.
On April 29, 1992, Los Angeles exploded when four police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. But the city had been smoldering for years. The provocative documentary looks at how decades of racial tensions, injustice and a trouble relationship between the LAPD and the African-American community led to the uprising.
Behind every number, there’s a story. America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa is a PBS documentary series—the first to focus on the dramatic demographic shifts taking place in this country – exploring underreported stories from every corner of the nation, the series reveals the human face of the biggest population change in U.S. history.
Kraft "Amazing" - Executive Producer
2019 TELLY AWARD WINNER: 3AF's Creative Excellence Award Smart Home TVCs - Admerasia Agency
2013 TELLY AWARD WINNER: 3AF's Creative Excellence Award Altima Countless TVC - Admerasia Agency
The M'Dear Project is a multi-media exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photography, textile art, video, audio/oral pieces and installations honoring the great Mother, the Matriarch, the feminine present throughout the diasporic community. Works in the exhibition seek to capture the essence and the power of the Great Mother, the nurturer, the negotiator, the inter-mediator and savior, The exhibit pushes the viewer to reconsider the wisdom, power and grace of M'Dear who's council is needed in this chaotic climate. She is essential and critical in the fight and preservation of our collective humanity.
Howard University Alumni Club of Greater New York fundraising Bison Art Show in partnership with Long Gallery Harlem featuring alumni artists, a percentage of proceeds benefiting incoming students.
Vogue Magazine praises doc series -
'Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip Hop
Currently Streaming on Netflix
'Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip Hop
Currently Streaming on Netflix
'MODEL AMERICA' is nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy in the Outstanding Social Issue Documentary Category
Boss Up: Tamron Hall welcomes, TV personality and businesswoman, BEVERLY “BEVY” SMITH to talk about her new show, “THE TABLE.”
I'm a director, writer and a consulting executive producer, supervising producer, series & line producer and branded content executive producer. I've developed & produced, award winning scripted and non-scripted TV series, commercials, music videos and nationally syndicated and Peabody nominated documentaries for: TLC, Showtime, MSNBC, Discovery +, Netflix and 2022 EMMY award winning digital series, Un(re)Solved for Frontlines/PBS.