The Come Up

Drama, Poetry, Spoken Word, Music, Coming Of Age

Three Chicago high schoolers use slam poetry to navigate their increasingly complicated lives.

Director-E.J. NiBlack-Gray

Director's Statement

E.J. NiBlack-Gray is a recent Columbia College Chicago graduate, with a concentration in film directing and editing. E.J. has been a part of productions such as SKIN DEEP, a D.Roe Visual that was the winner the Los Angeles Film awards, a Columbia College Chicago Graduate Thesis Film, and several of her own directing intensive film productions acquired throughout her college career. THE COME UP is her first independent television directing credit.

Cast & Crew

Victor Musoni, Lawren Carter, Tevion Devin Lanier, Ireon Roach, Mona Heath, Michael Heath, Justin Ryan Burns

Women Of The Lens

Experience Film

about Us

Women Of The Lens was created to reveal the complexity, diversity and multiplicities of black women and women of colour. We’ll work with productions to change perceptions and practice.

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