Graphic Design Alumnus Co-directs Adobe Award-Winning Film

Denzel Boyd (BFA ’17) co-directed the Adobe Award-winning film “Hell You Talmbout.” The film was created in collaboration with the VCUarts Dance + Choreography department and was supported through a 2016-17 Undergraduate Research Grant.

Forgotten News, Forgotten Namesboldly presents a short film “Hell You Talmbout,” (co-directed by Denzel Boyd, VCUarts Graphic Design 17’) that artfully addresses police violence, racial injustice, the Black Lives Matter movement through spoken word, and a tap dance performance from the perspective of our youth. In partnership with Studio 23 and the VCUarts Dance Department, the team proposed a series of events to follow the initial public screening–a screen printing session and a social dance workshop–engaging the community with the themes of the film.

Read more about the project on the Adobe Awards site.

Photo from “Hell You Talmbout” for Adobe Design.


November 6, 2017