Underrepresented creators who are on the FREE THE WORK database directed work that is showcased in this list. All work is shown in alphabetical order by first name, so don't forget to scroll all the way down to the bottom!

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In April, we were so happy to see our community supporting and uplifting each other through this rough time (special shoutout to Nathalie Christmas' IG guide on how to "hack quarantine" as a director!). FTW also brought you new ways to stay connected and discover talent through new programs and themed weeks. Here's a recap in case you missed it!


Check out our weekly @FREETHEWORK Q&A series to connect with your favorite creators! All INSTA-VIEWS episodes are recorded and uploaded to our Vimeo page. Here's just a few of them below to get you started.

Animation Week

In partnership with Panimation, a collective founded by and for talented underrepped animators, we published several resources that can assist hirers, animation fans, and people who want to find work in this blossoming, in-demand field of entertainment.

Amazon x SXSW Film Festival Week

Amazon Prime Video hosted an online film festival showcasing SXSW-selected films from April 27-May 6th. We partnered with Amazon and SXSW to bring the following resources.


Must-See Streaming Film Releases

We can't wait to enjoy movies again in theaters. Until then, we can still show our support for our fellow filmmakers by streaming their work at home. Save lives and stay indoors, people!
Please note that all dates are specific to the United States.

May 1

Alice Wu's The Half of It (Netflix)

Annie Silverstein's Bull (VOD)

Joe Robert Cole's All Day and Night (Netflix)

May 5

Glenn Leyburn & Lisa Barros D'Sa's Ordinary Love (VOD)

Hiroyuki Imaishi's Promare (VOD)

Kestrin Pantera's Mother's Little Helpers (VOD)

Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz's The Lodge (VOD)

May 7

Andrew Ahn's Driveways (VOD)

May 8

Coky Giedroyc's How to Build a Girl (VOD)

Keola Racela's Porno (VOD)

Rachel Lee Goldenberg's Valley Girl (VOD)

Emily Cohn's CRSHD (VOD)

May 12

Claire Scanlon's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend (Netflix)

Katharine O'Brien's Lost Transmissions (VOD)

Stella Meghie's The Photograph (VOD)

May 19

Autumn de Wilde's Emma. (VOD)

Tanya Wexler's Buffaloed (VOD)

May 22

Matt Eskandari's Survive the Night (VOD)

Rahshaad Ernesto Green's Premature (Hulu)

May 23

Sam Rega's Spelling the Dream (Netflix)

May 26

Lynn Chen's I Will Make You Mine (VOD)

May 27

Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick's On the Record (HBO Max)

Angel Manuel Soto's Charm City Kings (HBO Max)

May 29

Albert Shin's Disappearance at Clifton Hill (Hulu)

Nisha Ganatra's The High Note (VOD)

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Must-See Episodic Releases

The following series feature episodes directed and/or created by underrepresented creators! Please note that the following dates are specific to the United States.

Released in March and April

*First Day (ABC iview)

All episodes directed by Julie Kalceff
*This series is currently only available to be viewed in Australia. If you would like to see the series available in another territory, please help the First Day filmmakers by filling out this short (2 min) survey: surveymonkey.com/r/L2JL7YD

*Drunk History: Australia (10Play)

Directed by Helena Brooks *This series is currently only available to be viewed in Australia.

Released May 1

Betty (HBO)

Created by Crystal Moselle.
Episodes 1 and 6 directed by Crystal Moselle & Lesley Arfin, Episode 2 directed by Patricia Breen, Episode 4 directed by Britta Lundin, Episode 5 directed by Naima Ramos-Chapman, Episode 6 directed by Veronica Rodriguez

Casi Feliz / Almost Happy (Netflix)

Created by Sebastián Wainraich and Director Hernán Guerschuny

Hollywood (Netflix)

Two episodes directed by Janet Mock, one episode directed by Jessica Yu

Upload (Amazon Prime)

Episodes 5 & 6 directed by Kacie Anning, Episodes 9 & 10 directed by Daina Reid

Released May 6

Workin' Moms: Season 4 (Netflix)

Created by Catherine Reitman. Episode 1 directed by Catherine Reitman. Episodes 5-8 directed by Joyce Wong.

May 8

Dead to Me: Season 2 (Netflix)

Created by Liz Feldman. 2 Episodes directed by Silver Tree

Into the Dark: Delivered (Hulu)

Directed by Emma Tammi

May 8 (cont'd.)

The Eddy (Netflix)

Episodes 3 & 4 directed by Houda Benyamina, episodes 5 & 6 directed by Laïla Marrakchi

The Hollow: Season 2 (Netflix)

Co-Created by Kathy Antonsen Rocchio

Valeria (Netflix)

Created by María López Castaño. Five episodes directed by Inma Torrente and three episodes directed by Nely Reguera

May 15

The Great: Season 1 (Hulu)

Episodes 3 & 4 directed by Bert & Bertie, Episodes 9 & 10 directed by Geeta Patel

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 5 (Netflix)

Created by Noelle Stevenson

May 22

Homecoming: Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video)

All 10 episodes directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez

May 28

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 7 Premiere (ABC, Hulu)

Upcoming episodes directed by Elizabeth Henstridge

May 29

Space Force (Netflix)

Two episodes directed by Daina Reid

Ramy: Season 2 (Hulu)

Created by Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher, and Ryan Welch. Upcoming episodes directed by Cherien Dabis, Christopher Storer, Ramy Youssef, and Desiree Akhavan
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Maya Margolina | ArtClass | LINK

Nina Meredith | Rattling Stick US | LINK

Oliver Hermanus | Lief | LINK

Rose Hendry | HLA | LINK

WATTS (including Jenna Watt) | Outsider | LINK


Andrea Kapos, Calum MacDiarmid, Dominic Cyriax, Femi Ladi, and Paul Butterworth | Quaker Oats – "Quaker. Stay Home. Go Forridge." | AMV BBDO | Flare Productions | LINK

Agostina Gálvez | Gap 2020 – "Khaki Anthem | Relearn The Khaki" | Radical Media | LINK

Beatrice Pegard | H&M x Netflix To All the Boys I've Loved Before Campaign | Hobby Film, Stink Studios | LINK

Charlotte Regan | Gumtree – "Thanks" | Fold7 | Knucklehead | LINK

Cris Wiegandt | Adobe x Lush – "Tales of Scale" | SK – MP | HUSH London | LINK

Director Kit | Netflix – "What does JIVA! mean?" | LINK

Jasmin Tarasin | Bianca Spender 2020 | LINK

Lisa Gunning | OnStar "Road" | Campbell Ewald | Imperial Woodpecker | LINK

Melanie Chung | BC Children's Hospital | Cause/Effect | Will Creative | Nimble Content | LINK

Renee Mao | Wishes Need Stars Like You | 40 Years of Wishes Team One/Los Angeles | Greenpoint Pictures | LINK

Riley Hooper | AARP – "You've Got This" | LINK

Ruth Hogben (Lobster Eye) | American Ballet Theatre – "ABT 2020" | LINK

Similar But Different | CVS – "BEAUTY IN REAL LIFE" | StandardBlack | Division7 | LINK

WATTS (Jenna Watt) | Sloggi – "Oxygene 2020" | MullenLowe | Outsider | LINK

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Caroline Koning | Wrangler – Night Herder | Halal | LINK

Fanny Hoetzeneder | Mayor of London & London Assembly – "FGM stops HERE" | M&C Saatchi Worldwide | LINK

Mariana Cobra | NOSSO sangue, NOSSO corpo | FOX LAB & YOURMAMA | LINK

Melanie Chung | RBC "That Little Voice" | Grip Ltd. | Nimble Content | LINK

Shimmy Ahmed | Tena;Guardian Labs – "Wee, myself and I: comedians get real about incontinence" | Fat Lemon | LINK



Adi Halfin | Asaf Avidan – "Earth Odyssey" | LINK

Adinah Dancyger | Okay Kaya – "There Is A River" music video series | LINK

Alessandra (Ali) Kurr | Rina Sawayama – "XS" | LINK

Ali Roberto | All The Damn Vampires – "Saturday" | LINK

Ashleigh Jadee | Shacky x Showerman Sav – "100 Bagz" | LINK

Ashleigh Jadee | Ambush – "Eastenders" | LINK

Beatrice Pegard | M.Ward – "Unreal City" | Stink Films | LINK

Charlotte Rutherford | Charli XCX – "Claws" | LINK

Chloé Claverie | Gabriel Auguste – "Tu danses" | Rekorder | LINK Diane Martel | Jack Gilinsky – "My Love" | LINK

Erin Murray | Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – "Phenom" | LINK

Hannah Dougherty | "Space Force" Western Centuries | LINK Kailee McGee | Whitmer Thomas – "Partied to Death" | LINK

Luján Islas | Luján Islas – "SOLEADO" | LINK

Malakai | Kandace Springs – "Pearls" | LINK

Michelle Gualda | Nicholas Btesh – "La Circulación" | LINK

Nina Ljeti | Phoebe Bridgers – "Kyoto" | LINK

Sarah McColgan and Hailee Steinfeld | Hailee Steinfeld – "I Love You's" | LINK

Savannah Setten | Scribz Riley – "East Side" | LINK

Sharon Liu | Nina Simone – "Color is a Beautiful Thing" | LINK

Wendy Morgan | Lous and the Yakuza – "Solo" | LINK



Aly Bérubé | Never Finish Anythi – Nouvelle Vague | LINK

Catherine Losing | Portrait of a Village | LINK

Gemma Lee | Equilibrium | LINK


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Marianne Williams | ¿Qué Onda, México? (for GARAGE Magazine) | LINK

Morgan Gruer | Ghosted | Counterpart | LINK

Rae Ceretto | We Do Not Live Here | Honeypot Productions | LINK

Tatia Pilieva | Separated. Together | LINK

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