Naima Ramos-Chapman is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker. She tells stories of transformation and understated bravery that stem from true accounts, incorporate magical realism and use choreographed gestural movement to render psycho-spiritual realities we cannot see. She trained at The Alvin Ailey School for Dance, The Barrow Group for Acting, Howard University, and has a BA in Journalism from Brooklyn College, CUNY. Her writings were published in Huffington Post, The Nation, NPR, Colorlines, Saint Heron, and Postbourgie. Her debut short, And Nothing Happened premiered at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival, and screened at the Brooklyn Museum, L.A. Film Festival, BAMcinemafest, Blackstar Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Urbanworld, CinemAfrica in Stockholm and Tacoma Film Festival – where it won Best Director. It is now a Vimeo Staff Pick. In 2017, Ramos-Chapman received a fellowship from the Sundance Institute for Screenwriting Intensive for her first feature-length script Sad Songs in Languages I Don’t Understand.
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