Nefertite is a graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts, where she obtained a B.F.A in Film. Her thesis project at SVA won the award for Outstanding Screenplay. Nefertite has written, produced, and directed two short films: a uniquely stylized black and white romance entitled “I Want You,” in 2007, and “The End of Winter,” an emotional meditation on loss in 2009, both of which screened at numerous film festivals. Amongst other web-based programming, Nefertite also directed a ten-part web series entitled “U.N.I.T.Y Reignited” which chronicles the life of five aspiring female emcees hand picked by, and featuring Queen Latifah for Cover Girl and Flavor Unit Entertainment. As writer/director/producer, Nefertite recently made her feature film debut with “In The Morning,” a film about love and its inevitable change/decline charting the emotional anatomy of several relationships over the course of one day. “In The Morning” debuted at the UrbanWorld Film Festival in New York City and won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. After a string of successful film festival screenings across the country and in Paris, France, the film also won the award for Best International Film at the Terra Di Siena Film Festival in Italy, Best Narrative Feature at the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, and Best Feature Film and Best Overall at the Bronzelens Film Festival in Atlanta.
I Want You
Set to soulful music, and told through poetry, “I Want You” charts the emotional compass of young love when two New Yorker’s meet and fall hard for one another. A whimsical romance ensues, but falls short when expectations meet discontent. After trouble erupts, time apart forces them to decide whether or not their love was meant to last.
In The Morning
In The Morning is a feature film about love and its inevitable change/decline. It charts the emotional anatomy of the lives, loves, infidelities, and enduring friendships of a group of inter-connected New Yorkers over the course of one day.