Team

Terence Nance

Terence Nance is an artist whose practice includes installation, performance, music, and moving images. Terence makes music under the name Terence Etc.

His first feature film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, is an IFP Narrative lab alumnus and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and went on to play over 50 film festivals worldwide. The film was acquired for theatrical distribution by Variance film, premiered in theaters on +April 12th and is available on DVD and Digital release by Cinema Guild +October 1st. The album of the same title will be released this year. The films critical success prompted the New York Times to name Terence as one of their 20 directors to watch. Terence currently resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and is currently developing his second narrative feature, The Lobbyist, a verité film on skin bleaching creams called So Young So Pretty So White, and an installation about intimacy called Day.

Chanelle Aponte Pearson

Chanelle Aponte Pearson is a Bronx-bred, Brooklyn-based visual artist and filmmaker. As writer, producer, and director at MVMT, she oversees the production of a wide range of short and feature-length projects.

Most recently, Chanelle produced the critically acclaimed feature AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, which premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and also won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” Chanelle is making her directorial debut on a narrative web series called 195 LEWIS about four queer women living in Brooklyn and is also producing a feature-length documentary film on the global practice of skin bleaching called SO YOUNG SO PRETTY SO WHITE. Chanelle holds a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and a master’s degree in public administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Shawn Peters

Shawn Peters is a Brooklyn based cinematographer and photographer who uses light and form to tell unique stories.

He has been recently recognized for his work in the Sundance selected feature film An Oversimplification of her Beauty as well as the feature documentary entitled The Triptych. He has been a sought after eye for music videos since he burst on the scene with Pharoah Monche’s video “Clap” and “Still Standing” as well as Cody ChesnuTT’s “Till I Met Thee” and Gregory Porters “1960 What” and “Be Good.”

He was recently featured in rapper Jay Z’s art blog, Life + Times.

James Bartlett

James Bartlett is a human being who tries his best to live life fully, through love, passion, and progress.

Throughout James Bartlett’s diverse career in media and the arts, he has developed new models for creative development. In 2006, he co-founded Parallel MVMT, a business cooperative supporting progressive companies that serve artists and arts organizations through marketing, design, media production, and consulting. Through this cooperative he subsequently co-founded Embassy MVMT a music development company which managed award winning international artists, and MVMT, a film production house which produced the 2012 Sundance feature film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.

James was recently named Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, where he is excited to continue the museum’s legacy of redrawing the boundaries of contemporary arts and culture.

Rolando Brown

Rolando Brown is a growth strategist, martial artist, guitarrista, singer/songwriter, freelance diplomat. National Connect Four Champion. Internationally known as #Grow.

Throughout Rolando’s diverse career, he’s worked with small business owners, creative professionals and social change agents, helping them gain new skills, leverage new technologies, strengthen their operations and grow their base.

In 2006, Rolando co-founded Parallel MVMT, a business cooperative supporting progressive companies that serve artists and arts organizations through marketing, design, media production, and consulting. Through this cooperative he subsequently co-founded Embassy MVMT a music development company which managed award winning international artists, and MVMT, a film production house which produced the 2012 Sundance feature film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.

Rolando also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.