Lana Lovell is a writer, producer and social entrepreneur using documentary, theatre, and digital media to create rich cultural experiences that portray Black and diaspora cultures. She’s an emerging playwright and producer, although an experienced documentary filmmaker.
Her work reflects her experiences and concerns as a Black woman living in the world, from her play “Elbow Room,” to her latest project “The Sophia Pooley Years”.
Lana’s documentaries have screened in national and international festivals including: African World Film Festival, Detroit Windsor International Film Festival, International Black Film Festival of Nashville, Urban MediaMakers Film Festival, International Black Film Festival (London, England), Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Images and Toronto Hot Doc Film Festival. She created and produced the documentaries The Incomparable Jackie Richardson," for Bravo Television, “Resilience: Stories of Single Black Mothers” for Omni and the documentary “Into the Heart of Africa”. Also her documentary “Underground”, screened at Hot Docs Film Festival.
Earlier this year Lana produced, along with Workman Arts, “A Room of Black Artists: AROBA,” an online symposium about black mental health. Currently, she’s producing an online series of plays for SummerWorks 2021, and developing her stage play, “The Sophia Pooley Years”. She’s also an artist in residence at TSV creating experimental shorts.