7-29-11: Maryland Morning Screen Test: Pierre and Jamyla Bennu
Pierre and Jamyla Bennu aren’t just filmmaking partners. They’re a married couple, parents, artistic collaborators, co-owners of a natural hair and skin care product company, and proprietors of the culture-rich website exittheapple.com. Their film oeuvre, like their lives, is busy and all-encompassing, including documentaries, animation, music videos, and narrative film. The Bennus’ films share a lovingly handmade feel, a sophisticated, provocative, and funny approach, and a talent for twisting history in a way that makes viewers rethink contemporary culture.
Web extra: Pierre and Jamyla on why they decided to leave New York for Baltimore: All photographs by Christopher Moore. Please check out his other work, too.
Also to check out: the band Lands and Peoples, whose people Caleb Moore designed our snazzy Screen Test poster.