Happily based in New Orleans, Zandashé Brown is a writer/director born-and-bred in and inspired by southern Louisiana. Her work raises a Black femme lens to the tradition of southern gothic horror. Brown’s directorial debut, BLOOD RUNS DOWN, was one of five projects selected for the New Orleans Tricentennial Incubator Grant in 2018. Since then, it has screened at dozens of festivals in the US, Germany, and Britain.
Brown’s narrative and documentary work has been supported by Kickstarter, Create Louisiana, the New Orleans Video Access Center, and the New Orleans Film Society where she now serves as Artist Development Coordinator and Programming Manager.
To mirror the words of prophet Octavia E. Butler, I am a 25-year-old storyteller who can remember being a 10-year-old storyteller and who expects to someday be an 80-year-old storyteller. I am the first recognized grandchild in my family; a child of Rosedale, Louisiana and of the tribe of women there who raised me. I credit them for my deep affection for tradition, memory, and the southern story.