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Born in Gary, Indiana, and raised in Long Beach, California, Britt Banks is an award-winning director and screenwriter, dedicated to amplifying the voices of women and girls of color. Her profound short film THICKE, which delves into the aftermath of police brutality, has garnered numerous awards and grants.  Her award-winning short film BLUE LACES, about four teenage girl crips, was acquired by Magic Johnson's Aspire TV and has screened internationally at Academy Qualifying Film Festivals. In 2023, Blue Laces screened at the prestigious Directors Guild of America during the Sistas Are Doin' It For Themselves Film Festival.


A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Britt has 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry including network TV experience at NBCUniversal as a previous employee in their Content and Production department. In addition to directing and writing for film, Britt works as a digital imaging technician and media manager on physical productions. 


Britt is a cohort of Ryan Murphy Productions' Half Initiative Director shadowing program, a recipient of the Spring 2024 The Future of Film is Female pre-production grant, a Black Life Film Festival grant winner, a Film Impact Georgia grant finalist and runner up, and a quarterfinalist for the Atlanta Film Festival and the Screencraftt Horror Competition. Britt is currently in pre-production for her next narrative short film, We Are Not Okay.


Dark Matter
The Cunning
Zeke + Amala
In Living Horror
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