The Hollywood Reporter: “‘Picard’ Star Orla Brady Credits Character’s Total Sense of Self to “Reasonably Rare” Female Director”

Brady credits first-season director Hanelle Culpepper for helping her find the character and understanding her inner strength and solid foundation. “There was something about Hanelle’s input about the emotional light and the tempestuousness of this woman that set me off on this path,” Brady says.

AFI Announces DWW+ Class of 2025 with ‘The Acolyte’ Director Hanelle M. Culpepper as Guest Artistic Director

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.”

Hanelle Culpepper featured on IndieWire’s list of episodic directors to know

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 nominated for NAACP Image Award

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”.

Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn and Grace Saif join Amazon Studios’ adaptation of Anansi Boys

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.