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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Must-See Streaming Film Releases

Please note that all dates are specific to the United States.

Recently Released Films

Isabel Sandoval's Lingua Franca (Netflix)

Merawi Gerima's Residue (Netflix)

Niki Caro's Mulan (Disney+)

Rachel Lee Goldenberg's Unpregnant (HBO Max)

Upcoming Releases

September 18th

Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortes' All In: The Fight for Democracy (Amazon Prime)

September 25th

Anna Mastro's Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (Disney+)

Miranda July's Kajillionaire (In Theaters)

October 8th

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

October 9th

Diane Paragas' Yellow Rose (In Theaters)

Radha Blank's The 40-Year-Old Version (Netflix)

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.

Recently Released Series

Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix)

Created by Kathleen Jordan. Directors include Rebecca Asher, Angela Barnes Gomes, Stephanie Laing, Lauren Morelli, and Diego Velasco

We Are Who We Are (HBO)

Created and directed by Luca Guadagnino

Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Created by Misha Green and Jordan Peele. Directors include Yann Demange, Cheryl Dunye, and Victoria Mahoney

Upcoming Releases

September 18th

Pen15, Season 2 (Hulu)

Created and written by Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle


Credits listed below, from top row, left to right.
Biden 2020

Ashley Barron ACS | DOVE | Great Guns TV | LINK

Ashley Czerniewski | Biden 2020 – "Better America" | RossComm | LINK

Emily Maye | Tracksmith – “Race Day is (still) Sacred” | Tracksmith In-House | LINK

Haley Wetherington | Erdelyan House of Design | LINK

Jess Coulter | Snickers – "First Visitors" | O Positive | LINK

Karla Braun | Warner's – "I Tell My Girls" | Picture Farm | LINK

Shih Ting Hung | Simplehuman – "Make Space" | RSA Films HK | LINK

Tati Barrantes | SmartyPants Vitamins – "We're Here for All of It" | Sawhorse LA | LINK


Credits listed below, from top row, left to right.
Atlas Obscura
Atomos Academy
Cruz Vodka
Luna Bar
Joy The Baker

Blair Waters | Atlas Obscura – "Local Legends – Meet Ms. Showtime" | LINK

Elle Schneider | Atomos Academy – "The Village Blacksmith" | LINK

Julia Jansch | Cruz Vodka – "Cruz Vodka featuring AKA the Rapper – Brooklyn" | Beastie Productions | LINK

Laura Scrivano | Bumble – "Dating These Days" | Missing Link | LINK

Megan Brooks | Luna Bar – "Storm" | Where the Buffalo Roam | LINK

Shira Ankori (Editor) | Joy The Baker – "Camp Joy" | Instagram | LINK

Tania Mesta (Editor) | Prada – "The Show That Never Happened" | Post: Futurista Inc | LINK


Credits listed below, from top row, left to right.
Dauzat St. Marie
Vesa Beats
Shabazz Palaces
The Phoenix Foundation
Katy Perry
Sonny Grin
Jessie Reyez
Marina Maximilian
Oliver Pash
María Isabel
Lil Yachty

Ali Roberto | Dauzat St. Marie – "Common Ground" | Label Logic/INGROOVES | LINK

Alice Plati | Vesa Beats – "Running" | Crooked Letter | LINK

Amhalise Morgan | Shabazz Palaces – "Bad Bitch Walking" | Sub Pop Records | LINK

Anita Fontaine | The Phoenix Foundation – "Hounds of Hell (with Nadia Reid) | Danmark Music Group, UMG | LINK

Ashleigh Jadee | SET – "How I Feel" | LINK

Aya Tanimura | Katy Perry – "Resilient" | Hound Content | LINK

Charlotte Rutherford | Ashnikko – "Daisy" | Creative Blood | LINK

Chloe de Brito | Emalia – "Suga Rush" | YBY Creative | LINK

Chloe de Brito | Sonny Grin ft. Lueth Ajak – "Keep It Up" | YBY Creative | LINK

Chloe de Brito | Zelie – "Higher" | LINK

Claire Edmondson (Director), Catherine Lutes (DP), Lauren Horn (Editor) | Jessie Reyez – "Before Love Came To Kill Us" | ASYMETRIC | LINK

Daria Geller | Marina Maximilian & Guy Mentesh – "Beyachad" | No Man’s Land | LINK

Haley Wetherington | Karaoke – "Baby" | Irrelevant Music | LINK

Lily Rose Thomas | Oliver Pash – "No Namer Blues" | Agile Films | LINK

María Alvarez | María Isabel – "Distance" | LINK

Sarah Jacquier | Waldskin – "The Shore" | Motor Entertainment | LINK

Zhamak Fullad | Lil Yachty Ft. Future – "Pardon Me" | UMG | LINK


Credits listed below, from top row, left to right.
Something Seen
Sierra Kidd
The Tampon
Everything Must Change
Looking Glass
Zone Rouge
The WALLS Between Us

Alix Eve | "Something Seen" | LINK

Andrea Gomez | "Sierra Kidd – BIG BOI" | LINK

Bianca Poletti | "Fertile" | LINK

Erica Ortiz | "The Tampon" | On The Map Entertainment | LINK

Fred Brown II (Editor) | "Everything Must Change" | Cinema Libertad and OTV – Open Television | LINK

Fred Brown II (Editor) | "-Black" | LINK (TW: Potentially Disturbing Visuals)

Joslyn Rose Lyons | "Looking Glass | LINK

Nina Gofur | "Nectar" | LINK

Dominique van Olm | "Zone Rouge" | Zone Rouge Productions Inc. | LINK

Loren Denis | "The WALLS Between Us" | LINK

Rachel Myers | "Confidence" | LINK

Rachel Wolther | "C.R.E.A.M." | IFC Films | LINK

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