GOODNIGHT

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DIRECTED BY MEGAN PARK

GOODNIGHT

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DIRECTED BY MEGAN PARK

A BEAUTIFUL FUTURE

PRESENTED BY BELVEDERE & JANELLE MONÁE

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When we share more stories and perspectives, we reveal unexpected beauty—the kind that inspires and enriches our lives. So Belvedere Vodka and Janelle Monáe have gathered a collective of filmmakers to tell the story of what a beautiful future looks like to them. Get to know Megan Park, Lacey Duke, Janicza Bravo and Kirsten Lepore’s unique vision.

 

Then join the conversation on Twitter or Instagram and share what a beautiful future looks like to you in ten words or less for a chance to see Janelle Monáe perform at Miami Art Basel. Use #ABeautifulFuture and #contest and tag @BelvedereVodka to enter. Click here, for full contest rules.

FEATURED DIRECTOR

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DIRECTOR’S TAKE

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DIRECTOR’S TAKE

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MEGAN PARK

 

To writer and director Megan Park, a beautiful future is one where we never have to say goodbye, only goodnight. Watch her new short film “Goodnight” and hear how she hopes this story will enrich people’s lives.

THE FILMMAKER COLLECTIVE

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MEET LACEY

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MEET LACEY

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LACEY DUKE

 

Lacey Duke is an award-winning director from Toronto, Canada, living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. At an early age, Lacey discovered her passion for creating compelling visuals and captivating stories. She’s written and directed shorts that have been screened at festivals around the world and produced music videos for artists like Janelle Monáe. Her unique aesthetic, knack for fostering organic performances and affinity for counter-culture has allowed her to capture narrative and beauty with an edgy and fresh sensibility.

 

Look out for her upcoming short film.

MEET JANICZA

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MEET JANICZA

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JANICZA BRAVO

 

Having spent half of her life in Brooklyn and the other half in Panama, the now LA-based Janicza Bravo bears a perspective that’s one of a kind. At New York University, she studied directing, theater, costume and set design, which may explain her ability to construct entirely new characters and genres through her many short films. Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Cinema,” Janicza tells stories from unexplored perspectives in fresh and fearless ways.

 

Look out for her upcoming short film.

MEET KIRSTEN

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MEET KIRSTEN

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KIRSTEN LEPORE

 

Kirsten Lepore is an LA-based director and animator, and alumna of the California Institute of the Arts. Her films have taken top prizes at SXSW, Slamdance, the Vimeo Awards, and more. She has given talks everywhere from Pixar to Portugal and has been named one of “10 Animators to Watch” by Variety. But what really makes Kirsten stand out as a creator is her quirky and unique approach to storytelling—an approach that can only be truly appreciated by watching some of her work.

 

Look out for her upcoming short film.

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