Directed by Terence Nance

Directed by Terence Nance

9 Episodes

Beamed straight from his id to your eyeballs, the kaleidoscopic, mind-enhancing visions of Terence Nance swirl surrealism, Afrofuturism, animation, and confessional documentary into exhilaratingly unclassifiable works of free-form abstraction. In his ecstatically innovative feature AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, experimental sketch show RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS, and a string of visually enthralling short films and music videos, Nance has established himself as one of America’s most forward-thinking filmmakers, a boundary-breaking creative spirit who has the remarkable ability to shape the raw materials of his subconscious into poetic, political, and philosophical expressions of the cosmic sublime.

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Directed by Terence Nance
  • Directed by Terence Nance Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Terence Nance and Greg Tate in Conversation

    Episode 2

    This new conversation with director Terence Nance and writer and musician Greg Tate was recorded in 2020.

  • No Ward

    Episode 3

    Directed by Terence Nance • 2009 • United States

    This experimental documentary profiles displaced families from New Orleans as they restart their lives in Texas, juxtaposing the migrations that occurred as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Gustav in 2008.

  • Native Sun

    Episode 4

    Directed by Terence Nance and Blitz Bazawule • 2011 • United States
    Starring Edward Dankwa, Marcus Quarshie, Helena Yaboah

    A young boy embarks on a journey through Accra, Ghana, to find his estranged father in this fable-like short made to accompany an album by hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador.

  • Their Fall Our All

    Episode 5

    Directed by Terence Nance • 2014 • United States

    This dreamlike fusion of political thriller and science-fiction fantasia is set to original music by Beyoncé.

  • You and I and You

    Episode 6

    Directed by Terence Nance • 2015 • United States

    This hypnotically surreal dance film is set to a single by the psychedelic rock band the Dig.

  • Swimming in Your Skin Again

    Episode 7

    Directed by Terence Nance • 2015 • United States

    Made in collaboration with director Terence Nance’s brother, musician and producer Norvis Junior, this dance- and movement-based work unfolds in a mesmerizing wash of surreal rituals and religious symbolism.

  • Univitellin

    Episode 8

    Directed by Terence Nance • 2016 • France
    Starring Aminata M’Bathie, Badara Ngom

    A star-crossed romantic tragedy—with a touch of the uncanny—unfolds on the streets of Marseille, France.

  • Jimi Could Have Fallen from the Sky

    Episode 9

    Directed by Terence Nance • 2017 • United States

    Terence Nance boldly reimagines the origin story of Jimi Hendrix.