Hannah Beachler is one of the most electric Production Designers in Hollywood today. She didn’t realize her calling until she was sweeping the floors of a low-budget Lifetime movie. After walking onto productions across New Orleans, her breakout film was “Fruitvale Station,” followed by “Creed”–both alongside director Ryan Coogler.
She went on to design the sets for the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” on a shoestring budget, and Beyoncé’s cultural phenomenon “Lemonade,” before being catapulted to the mega Marvel franchise “Black Panther,” a film in which the fictional African country of Wakanda was as much a character as any actor.
Beachler has since caught the bug of Afrofuturism, and hopes to build new worlds on the screen that tease humanity’s bright future, instead of re-creating its deplorable past.
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