April A. Wilson
April A. Wilson
April A. Wilson is a filmmaker. She draws upon her experiences as a young African-American woman growing up on Chicago's South Side. She's inspired to make films about self-identity ranging from race to gender to orientation to religion and how identity influences our life and choices. April holds a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in Film and Television and a MFA in Cinema Directing from Columbia College Chicago. She is a Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow. April currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
I'm a black, female, queer filmmaker. At the intersection of those separate identities lies the heart of my journey as a person and filmmaker. My ultimate goal is create stories with characters that are diverse and explore the whole range of humanity but I also want to be sure to represent queer people of color. I want people to have the chance to see themselves in my work. Rarely do we see love stories let along queer stories with people of color where the two leads over fifty. With CARE, I want the audience to get a peak of the character's lives in an assisted living facility, fighting theravages of old age while embracing a new love. At it's core CARE is a meditation on love, memory and loss. Love can be many things but it doesn't end when you reach a certain age. Love is real. Love is meeting your match. Love is companionship. Who you fall in love with isn't determined by gender. Sexuality is fluid. The care between Alice and Bea is a part of their connection. The health, welfare, and protection of someone is the foundation of a loving relationship. Being there and being supportive are tangible ways to show your love.
Selected Filmography
Films In Festival
(USA, 2017, 8mins)
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