About the Filmmaker
Zoey Martinson is an award winning writer and director for film and theater. Her work focuses on nuanced stories from the Diaspora. In theater she’s written and directed Off-Broadway and internationally. Her award winning film The Fisherman is streaming on HBO Max. She was commissioned by TribecaStudio’s to create the short Cupids, for their 8:46 initiative premiering at Tribeca Film Festival 2021. Directed TV Movie “Uthandiwe” for South Africa’s DSTV MzansiMagic and A writer on season 2 of Betty, HBO Max. Her award winning short film ‘La Oposición’ played at Casa Mexico Program SXSW 2019, distributed by Aspire TV. She is a recipient of the Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship; NYC Mayor’s Film, TV and Theatre grant; and Filmmakers Without Borders grant. Her work has won Diversity at Cannes 2020, been nominated for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, African Movie Academy Award, featured on BBC World Service and published in five anthologies. She is named one of the 18 Women Making Black History by popsugar.com and listed as an artist to watch by American Theater Magazine.