A great piece on Sweet Rickey director and the creative force that is DeMane Davis.
Series creator Ava DuVernay reached out to Davis to bring her into the Queen Sugar fold for season two. DuVernay has committed to female filmmakers for the entire run of the show. Most of these helmers had little or no prior TV experience, having come largely from the indie film world. At the recent Producers Guild of America (PGA) Produced By Conference in Los Angeles, DuVernay noted that all the season one directors on Queen Sugar have gone on to be heavily booked in TV. In fact, said DuVernay, none of the season one directors were available for season two due to commitments on a wide range of projects, including Victoria Mahoney who was helming a pilot for ABC, and Tanya Hamilton who was directing an episode of Greenleaf. DuVernay noted that Mahoney is booked on TV projects until Feb. 2018.
SHOOT connected with Davis to get her reflections on Queen Sugar, as well as commercial making at Sweet Rickey.
PUMA + Cara Delevingne approached Sweet Rickey and introduced us to Director Gillian Laub (Southern Rites) to collaborate on creating a docu-series for PUMA. The docu-series titled "Do You” is a passion project for Cara, designed to ignite young women to use their voices and their strength to change the world. The videos highlight stories of some remarkable young women in the United States and Canada.
Below you can watch the four part docu-series that we produced, filmed and edited.