Mtume Gant

Mtume Gant is a Director and Performer hailing from NYC. A graduate of NYC s Laguardia HS & The Acting Conservatory at SUNY Purchase, he has worked heavily on stage, screen & TV, most notably as a cast member of the HBO show OZ and one of the leads in the film CARLITOS WAY: RISE TO POWER, where he was featured in the role of Reggie next to Mario Van Peebles and Luis Guzman. He made his screen debut as Louis in the Sundance Award Winning Film HURRICANE STREETS. His most recent accomplishments include writing/starring in Contact Theatre’s critically acclaimed production Fields of Grey and his film directing debut of SPIT released in 2015. SPIT has gone on to win over half a dozen awards (Best Short !lm at the Coney Island Film Festival) screened at nearly two dozen festivals across the United States such as Aspen Shortsfest, Woodstock Film Festival and Cucalorus and recently made its TV debut late this summer 2016 as a part of The ABFF Independent short film series on the TV station ASPIRE. His second !lm White Face, a critical investigation of whiteness in American society went on to be screened at over 2 dozen !lm festivals in the United States and abroad taking home numerous awards, solidifying Mtume as a filmmaker to watch.