Film Fatales’ Director’s Cut series features candid conversations between two female filmmakers and Film Fatales members. In this edition Nnegest Likké (EVERYTHING BUT A MAN) and Charlie Buhler (BEFORE THE FIRE) chat about their experiences writing, shooting, promoting, and selling their films, as well as other important issues in the industry today. You can find more information about their films at everythingbutaman.com and beforethefire.co, and be sure to catch the next Directors Cut, happening every Wednesday at 3pm PT on Instagram (@filmfatalesorg).
Nnegest Likké is a multi-award-winning writer-director-filmmaker with a passion for telling thought-provoking stories that entertain and inspire people. Born in the ethnically and culturally diverse Bay Area to an African-American mother and an Ethiopian father, Nnegest got the rare chance to begin traveling the world at a young age, visiting countries across Europe and Africa where she gained exposure to people from all walks of life. Her first feature film, a cross-cultural romantic comedy called “Phat Girlz” was distributed theatrically by Fox Searchlight. That was followed by two award-winning indie features “Ben & Ara”, and the newly released “Everything But A Man, about a career-focused woman who finds unexpected love with a man from another culture who introduces her to a whole new world of exotic food, music and travel, but their major lifestyle differences cause as much conflict as there is comedy and chemistry between them.
Born in South Dakota to an African American mother and Caucasian father, director/ photographer Charlie Buhler strives to infuse her inherently multicultural point of view into all of her work. She is especially interested in using her unique perspective to normalize and bring nuance to experiences and narratives that rarely make it on screen: particularly those of women and people of color. Charlie recently completed her first feature BEFORE THE FIRE, when a global pandemic forces a TV actress to escape to her rural hometown, an intruder from her past proves as dangerous as the encroaching virus.