Cast And Crew

Thembi Banks 

Director

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      Thembi Banks got her start in theatre when she abended Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S and majored in dramatic arts. She received her MFA from USC's Film & TV Production program where she produced the award-winning short film Present Trauma. Thembi's writing credits include Only Light, a USC advanced project, that sheds light on the epidemic of human trafficking. The film won several awards including The Diversity in Cannes FesEval and won the audience and social impact awards at The One Lens Film Festival, as well as the best screenplay award in the LA Shorts Fest. Doors, which she wrote and directed, has screened at over a dozen festivals including The Pan African and Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festivals.

        Her film Suitable, which she directed, is currently on the festival circuit and will premiere at the 2017 Urban World Film Festival. Thembi is a 2017 Film Independent Project Involve Fellow and was featured on WeForShe's 2016 list of the best pilots written by women for the script Unique State of Mind which she co-wrote with Rochee Jeffrey. Thembi ‘s additional wriEng credits include VH1’s Day$me Divas, Step Up: Highwater and SMILF.

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Directed by: Thembi Banks