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I’m inspired to tell stories because there is tremendous power in the storytelling process…Great storytelling has the ability to affect our emotions in powerful and meaningful ways.

Christine Swanson

Screenwriting Mentor

Christine Swanson is an award-winning filmmaker who earned her MFA in Film from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, the nation’s top-ranked graduate film program. Swanson has developed, written and/or directed movie projects for various companies including HBO Films, Magnolia Pictures, State Street Pictures, TV ONE and Faith Filmworks, her own independent film company.

Some of her award-winning titles include Two Seasons (winner HBO Short Film Competition, Sundance selection), All About You starring Renee Goldsberry, Terron Brooks and Debbie Allen; All About Us starring Boris Kodjoe, Ryan Bathe and Ruby Dee; and Woman Thou Art Loosed starring Kimberly Elise and Loretta Devine. Recently, Christine directed three original cable movie premieres for TV ONE: To Hell and Back (starring Ernie Hudson and Vanessa Bell Calloway), For the Love of Ruth (starring Denise Boutte, Loretta Devine, Gary Dourdan and James Pickens, Jr.) and Come Share My Love, the Miki Howard Story (starring Teyonah Parris, Darius McCrary and Gary Dourdan). Christine currently has numerous projects in development, including the feature film version of her highly celebrated short film, Two Seasons.