Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Brooklyn-born, Long Island-bred, Stefon Bristol graduated from Morehouse College and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, just like his Oscar-winning mentor, Spike Lee. The New Yorkers eventually became collaborators on See You Yesterday, adapting Bristol’s 17-minute student thesis — which screened at 35 film festivals — into his feature debut, a magnetic celebration of Caribbean culture and everyday superheroes which continues to resonate with audiences globally today.
See You Yesterday premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival before premiering on Netflix globally to outstanding reviews.
The film (currently available on the streamer's Black Lives Matter collection) is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, was named one of the “Best Non-Theatrical Releases” of 2019 by Online Film Critics Society and garnered Bristol the nomination for the Best First Feature at the 2020 Independent Spirit Award where he won for Best First Screenplay with writing partner Fredrica Bailey.
Bristol’s next project is the intense sci-fi thriller Breathe from Thunder Road Films. The script, written by Doug Simon, was on the 2019 Black List. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Brendon Boyea are producing and Will Flynn will executive produce.
Some of his favorite films are Back to the Future and Jurassic Park.
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For more information:
Cynthia Fuchs firstname.lastname@example.org, Director, Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason; Interim Director, Film at Mason