Kartemquin Films and Hulu have named Brydie O’Connor (Barbara Hammer Project) and Luke Terrell (Unlocked) as the third set of filmmakers to participate in the Hulu/Kartemquin Accelerator. Through the fund, each will be awarded $30,000 toward production of their original documentary feature in co-production with Kartemquin, one-on-one mentorship, and the opportunity for a first look by Hulu.
“Kartemquin Films is thrilled to continue our partnership with Hulu in support of these truly dynamic stories,” said Kartemquin Executive Director Betsy Leonard. “From the the iconic life and work of pioneering lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer to the tenacity of two former incarcerated leaders using coding to upend the prison education system, we believe that these timely projects illuminate only a fraction of the cultures, histories, impact of LGBTQIA+ communities. We’re excited to welcome Brydie and Luke to the Kartemquin community.”
The Hulu/Kartemquin Accelerator Program has previously supported four filmmakers with grants since its inception: Colette Ghunim (Traces of Home), Reveca Torres (Untitled: Art and Disability Culture), Resita Cox (Freedom Hill), and LaToya Flowers (Still Searching). The relationship between the streaming platform and nonprofit Kartemquin was conceived after the success of the 2018 Oscar-nominated documentary Minding the Gap, directed by Bing Liu and produced by Diane Quon.