Director Biography – Destiny Brown (THE HILL WE CLIMB)

Destiny Brown is a filmmaker, actress, and now teacher, born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She began at Wide Angle Youth Media three and a half years ago as the lead actress for a CSX train safety video being produced but continued to work with Wide Angle as an intern producer for over a year and a half before transitioning to the part-time staff at 16, becoming the youngest person to be promoted to part-time staff to date.

Wide Angle Youth Media has allowed Destiny to grow an immense passion for filmmaking and social justice. With Wide Angle, she’s created a national award-winning film, traveled to South Africa to film internationally, and has spoken on numerous panels including Light City and Grantmakers for Education. Destiny is currently a college sophomore at New York University where she primarily studies acting and psychology while working as a film generalist at NYU’s Stern School of Business Video Studio. She is a Ron Brown Scholar, a Coca-Cola Scholar, a Bill Gates Scholar, a Collegebound Foundation Scholar, a Baltimore Ravens Scholar, a Taco Bell Live Más Scholar, a Delta Sigma Theta Scholar, an Omega Psi Phi Talent Scholar, a Ben Carson Scholar, and a Johns Hopkins CTY Scholar, which is how she built her own four-year full-ride scholarship to NYU. Although her main focus is in front of the camera, Destiny is
incredibly passionate about teaching and giving back, using the insights she’s learned to help the next generation.

Director Statement

I aim to create work that questions perceptions, and provides opportunity for new voices and perspectives to be heard. One of the pillars of importance in my work is ensuring equity and inclusion in both my creative team and my audience.

By under5minutefilmfestival

The quarterly festival that focuses on the greatest under 5 minute short films from around the world. Films get showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and receive an audience moderation video on their short.

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