Film, TV & Stage

Empire star Gabourey Sidibe to make directorial debut

DIRECTORIAL DEBUT: Gabourey Sidibe

DIRECTORIAL DEBUT: Gabourey Sidibe

EMPIRE STAR Gabourey Sidibe will make her directorial debut with short films for Refinery29, the fashion and lifestyle media company announced.

The 33-year-old is among a dozen female filmmakers who will explore the dynamics of power via the short-form ShatterBox Anthology, which will begin running on the Refinery29 website this summer.

Details have yet to be revealed for the shorts, except that Gabourey’s is titled A Tale of Four Women.

She said: “Everything I do, who I am and what I feel represents me is in the hands of a man, usually a white man. I realised very recently that I want to be one of those that decides why image I show the public.”
Also participating in the anthology are Jessica Sanders, Meera Menon, Tiffany Shlain, Courtney Hoffman, Jessica Dimmock, Robin Cloud, Roja Gashtili, Julia Lerman, Anu Valia, and the previously announced Chloë Sevigny.

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