Brandi Nicole is a feminist filmmaker, performer, and artivist whose work centers on women fighting to return to themselves.
While she started off as an actor, Brandi fell in love with the storytelling process after writing & producing MUTED, a short film about media discrepancy when a child of color goes missing, that was acquired by HBO and to date has just over 170k views on YouTube via Issa Rae’s #ShortFilmSundays. She followed that up by making ALOHA, a short film awarded the Emergence Filmmaker Grant based partly on her experience of developing H.E.L.L.P. Syndrome, a life-threatening complication, while pregnant with her third child. A proud HBCU grad, HBO Writers Program alum, and sexual assault survivor advocate, her goal is to use story to spark discussion, create community and help facilitate empathy and healing. These efforts are underway with her latest short film about intimate partner violence, SPIN, a prelude co-directed by Jen West, to what they hope will be their first feature.
Recently wrapping up her role as a staff writer and recurring character on season two of Showtime’s YOUR HONOR, Brandi splits her time between Memphis and Los Angeles, and has her eye on adding New York to that list very soon! When she’s not spending time with her sons, you can find Brandi pole dancing, baking delectable cookies, belting showtunes for Broadway shows in her kitchen and railing against white supremacy in all its insidious forms.