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In Star Trek: Discovery’s New Future, Franchise History Still Matters

Interestingly, in both Culpepper’s Picard episode “Remembrance” and in Discovery’s “Forget Me Not,” memories, dreams, and events that only take place within the mind literally take center stage. In other words, Culpepper is a director who is experienced with taking stories that occur inside a character’s heads, and then showing us what that might look […]

TrekMovie.com: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Gets Rejoined In “Forget Me Not

“Forget Me Not” is just the kind of solid mid-season Discovery episode you want to have…quiet character beats were well played by director Hanelle Culpepper, without descending into the indulgent melodrama Discovery too often leans on.

The Black Female Narrative in Film: A Retrospective with Kat Graham & Hanelle Culpepper

“…we hope to raise the awareness, not just of the projects themselves, but also of the importance of telling stories of black women with integrity.” Actor Kat Graham and  filmmaker Hanelle Culpepper  discuss the Black female narrative and black storytellers in film over the period of Hollywood’s history. These are some of their favorite films […]

Variety: Collaborating With Patrick Stewart, Being Part of the Inaugural ReFrame Rise Class

“I wanted it to feel inspired by where Picard was on his emotional journey. He was living in a vineyard; he felt trapped. So I wanted to have a little bit more of a static frame, and then go handheld once his world is rocked [in the pilot]. We switch to handheld cameras pretty much […]

AwardsWatch interview about my path to directing and Star Trek: Picard

I said “if I want to be a director, I need to direct!” so I stopped working full-time and embraced that I would be a starving artist and started directing. I remember that day when I stopped working full-time and became a starving artist was April Fool’s Day, and I was like, “ok, hopefully this […]

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