Nanette Nelms, Co-curator, River To River

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Nanette is a filmmaker with roots in performance, coming from her early training and previous career as a contemporary dancer in New York City. She studied film production and cinema studies at NYU then moved to Los Angeles where she worked as director Antoine Fuqua’s assistant at Propaganda Films. Her passion for dance and film merged in her work with Björk, training the singer in dance, in preparation for her leading role in Lars Von Trier’s film Dancer in the Dark.

Nanette has produced long and short-form works, including Bhutanese Buddhist master and filmmaker, Khyentse Norbu’s feature film, Vara: A Blessing, an award-winner at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, and Academy Award nominee Bradford Young’s short film “Untitled,” a tribute to slain rapper/activist Nipsey Hussle, commissioned by London’s Somerset House. She has also produced projects for filmmakers including Arthur Jafa and Alison Klayman.