Directed by Terence Nance

Directed by Terence Nance

10 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.

  • An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    Episode 3

    Directed by Terence Nance • 2012 • United States
    Starring Terence Nance, Namik Minter, Chanelle Aponte Pearson

    Terence Nance announced his arrival as one of the most exciting voices in American independent cinema with his bracingly original, endlessly inventive debut feature. With arresting insi...

  • No Ward

    Episode 4

    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 5

    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 6

    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 7

    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 8

    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 9

    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 10

    Directed by Terence Nance • 2017 • United States

    Terence Nance boldly reimagines the origin story of Jimi Hendrix.