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Brandi Nicole is a feminist filmmaker, performer and survivor advocate whose work centers on Black women in all their layers and complexities. Currently a Staff Writer on season two of Showtime's YOUR HONOR, her goal is to use story to spark discussion, create community and help facilitate healing.
Brandi Nicole is a feminist filmmaker, performer and survivor advocate whose work centers on Black women in all their layers and complexities.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 healing.
Originally from Southern California, Brandi moved around often until finally settling in Vegas after being accepted into a performing arts high school. This non-military on-the-go upbringing has allowed her to make friends quickly and move between worlds with ease, an ability that’s served her well. A serial entrepreneur & side hustle queen since high school (shout-out to her loyal candy customers at Las Vegas Academy), she’s worked in multiple hospitality roles from wedding planner, cruise coordinator and custom cookie decorator to weightier gigs like crisis hotline volunteer, public speaker and middle school theatre teacher (which whew, only lasted a year, and the kids were NOT the problem).
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 168k views on YouTube via Issa Rae’s #ShortFilmSundays. She followed that up by making ALOHA, a short film that was awarded the Emergence Filmmaker Grant and was based in part on her experience of developing H.E.L.L.P. Syndrome, a life-threatening complication, while pregnant with her third child. Since then, Brandi has worked in various support staff roles including Showrunner’s Assistant on CURVES (BET) and as the Writers’ Assistant for YOUR HONOR (Showtime) and HAPPY FACE (Paramount+) where she co-wrote episode 108. Brandi was recently promoted to Staff Writer on season two of YOUR HONOR and is just beginning film festival submissions for her latest short SPIN, a proof of concept co-directed by Jen West, for what they hope will be their first feature.
Splitting her time between Memphis and Los Angeles, she’s grateful for the flexibility that Zoom/hybrid rooms have afforded her. When she’s not spending time with her sons, you can find Brandi pole dancing, baking delectable cookies, belting showtunes for Broadway shows she can’t wait till she can afford to see, and railing against white supremacy in all its insidious forms.