Hisani P. Dubose
“The Best Black Director of 2005” —Kam Williams
Hisani DuBose is a graduate of Seton Hall University, DuBose spent years performing as a dancer and singer before turning to screenwriting. Her musical Different Kinda Blues opened at Seton Hall University before moving to a professional regional theater for a month of successful weekend runs.
Ms. DuBose studied at Frank Silvera’s Writer’s Workshop in Harlem and at an intensive screenwriting workshop run in Manhattan by the Writer’s Guild of America. Since, she has directed three short movies, written feature-length screenplays, and produced a few documentaries.
As an Associate Programmer at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center she produced dozens of community performances with major international artists including jazz artists like Paquito D’ Rivera, Hugh Masekela and Babatunde Olatunji. In collaboration with Grammy and Tony nominee Reg E. Gaines (for Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk, Hisani produced a choreo-poem called, Brick City Blues.
An avid advocate for independent filmmakers, she co-founded the Movie Maker’s Network in her native New Jersey. On July 20th the organization is holding an information session for potential investors and the finance community to educate them regarding backing independent films and recouping their investments.