Whether through documentary or comedy,
I will explore the human soul; and through film , I will capture it's essence.
- Tinisha D. Brugnone -
Filmmaker | Curator Idlewild International Film Festival
The Cinematic Griot Collective is a network of filmmakers, artists, and creatives who create inspiring and unique culturally relevant works. We aim to reach beyond the surface with non-linear perspectives and creations. Traveling throughout forgotten communities, we bring to the forefront people and places that are often ignored.
Inspired by daily events in my own life and culture, I often feel that as a woman who grew up in the inner city, it is rare that I find content that I can truly relate to. I think that it's not that the experiences are uncommon but more that our stories are untold.
Emerging from a city with an incomparable level of diversity, history, and plight. My stories capture the very essence of what it means to exist in a place of discord and proliferation. Whether documentary or comedy, I will explore the human soul; and through film, I will capture its essence.
The beauty of my writing is that it is pure and quite unadulterated and set to not only entertain, but also inform. I believe that film will be the future's most important journal of our past. I greatly feel that storytelling is in my DNA, and that filmmaking has become my preferred method of transmittal.