Initial PGF Award: Narrative Graduate Film Scholarship, 2008
Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu recently received her MFA from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts and has written and directed a series of award winning short films including AFRICAN BOOTY SCRATCHER and her thesis film SAY GRACE BEFORE DROWNING. HBO acquired both short films.
She is a Princess Grace Foundation recipient, Spike Lee Scholarship awardee, Panavision Equipment Grant recipient and a two time DGA Honorable Mention.
Presently she is in development on her first feature film.