Per Culpepper: “I’m excited for what’s ahead for this class, and I’m honored to guide them as they make their shorts and ultimately rise in our industry.”
Per IndieWire’s Jim Hemphill: “Even when working on shows that have an extremely codified style like “Criminal Minds,” Culpepper’s gifts stand out — at her best, she’s a visionary world-builder, but she’s also capable of infusing preexisting formulas with surprising flair.”
Hanelle Culpepper received her third NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for her work on the finale of Netflix’s True Story, ‘Like Cain Did Abel”.
Gaiman, Sir Lenny Henry, Douglas Mackinnon, Hanelle M. Culpepper, Hilary Bevan Jones (Endor Productions), and Richard Fee (RED Production Company) are executive producers, with Gaiman and Henry co-writing and Gaiman and Mackinnon serving as co-showrunners. Culpepper will direct the pilot.
…series creator and writer Eric Newman says the heated brawl was a manifestation of escalating tension and frustration. As a result, Newman adds that he, Snipes, Hart, and director Hanelle M. Culpepper did everything they could make the fight look as organic as possible.
One scene in particular highlights the single best piece of acting I have ever seen from Kevin Hart. The intensity and conviction of it truly blew me away. Hart showcased that he should be taken seriously as a dramatic actor.
The Netflix series, directed by Stephen Williams of ‘Watchmen’ renown and Hanelle Culpepper of ‘Star Trek Picard’ fame, kept us on the edge of our seats with its many unexpected plot twists and turns. If you’re searching for a fun, light-hearted thriller, ‘True Story’ is the one to watch.
Netflix has released the trailer for True Story, a seven-episode limited series, starring Kevin Hart in his dramatic series debut, and Wesley Snipes, from Narcos and Narcos: Mexico showrunner Eric Newman. Hanelle Culpepper (Star Trek Picard, Kung Fu) will direct the final four episodes.
Amazon has given “Anansi Boys” series a six-episode order with plans in place to begin shooting in Scotland later this year. Gaiman, Sir Lenny Henry, Douglas Mackinnon, Hanelle M. Culpepper, Hilary Bevan Jones, and Richard Fee serve as executive producers…Culpepper will direct the pilot.