Michael Fequiere (USA)
2020 Storylines Lab in English
Michael Fequiere is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, photographer and producer. His short films have screened in numerous festivals worldwide, such as the Toronto International Film Festival, AFI Docs, the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival (CPH:DOX), BAM New Voices in Black Cinema, PBS, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and Blackstar, among others. In 2017, he won the Fox Inclusion Emerging Artist Award in Documentary for his short film Kojo. Michael began his career working at Ish Digital, where he co-produced The Round Up with Shaheem Reid for Jay-Z’s Life+Times YouTube channel. He then became a producer, director, cinematographer and editor at Townsquare Media, making editorial and branded content videos with some of the music industry’s biggest artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Janelle Monae and Nipsey Hussle. Michael is currently creating micro-docs as a producer at CNN’s Great Big Story, where he won an Emmy in 2020 for his work on a series called The Brave, as well as shooting his first feature documentary, A Good Man, a personal film that follows his journey to meet his father for the first time.
A Normal Human Being — After the suicide of his younger son, a stubborn, conservative father struggles to navigate his work as a neurosurgeon, his family, and his own mental health. His beliefs are put to the test when he is forced to seek help from a therapist nearly half his age.