TW Pittman & Kelly Daniela Norris

TW Pittman founded Rasquaché Films with Kelly Daniela Norris in 2008. She wrote and co-directed the short film Sinnerman (2009), and produced Ms. Norris' debut feature Sombras de Azul (2013) on location in Cuba. Pittman co-wrote (with Ghanaian filmmaker Isaac Adakudugu) and co-directed (with Ms. Norris) the Ghana-set drama Nakom (2016), which premiered at Berlinale. Nakom had its North American premiere at New Directors / New Films, won the Audience Award for Best Film at the Durban International Film Festival - its African premiere - and was nominated for the John Cassavettes Award at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards. A trans woman of color, Pittman was born and raised in San Francisco, CA, and received her B.A. in Film and Political Science from Columbia University.   Kelly Daniela Norris is a Mexican-American director, writer, and editor. She shot her first feature, 'Sombras de Azul' (Shades of Blue), on-location in Cuba, weaving together memory, travelogue, and narrative as a tribute to her late brother. 'Sombras de Azul' premiered at the Austin Film Festival, winning the Audience Award in its category. Her 2nd feature 'Nakom' was shot on-location in a remote farming village in northeastern Ghana. 'Nakom' premiered at Berlinale in 2016, and was nominated for a 2017 Independent Spirit Award. Norris graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a degree in Film and Psychology. She is a PhD student in the Film and Media Department at University of California Berkeley.