"My Black Is Beautiful" Music Video

I composed the song "My Black Is Beautiful" and created the video after teaching middle-school aged children and realizing that low self-esteem was a recurring issue among young Black girls. I noticed that young girls of color did not have a healthy sense of beauty, and as a result lacked confidence, which is directly linked to their motivation and performance in school. I wanted to improve this condition, so I wrote lyrics to encourage teens to define and embrace their natural beauty. My Black Is Beautiful serves as positive reinforcement that Black skin is beautiful, and aims to embolden the self-esteem of young girls of color.

The video follows a young girl who struggles with low self-esteem. This young girl is ultimately empowered and uplifted by her peers and encouraged to love herself and embrace her blackness.

  • Brandon German
    Director
  • Co Director Lovely Hoffman
    Director
  • Assistant to the Director Cecilia Teixeira
    Director
  • Lovely Hoffman
    Writer
  • Brandon German
    Writer
  • Lovely Hoffman
    Producer
  • Brandon German
    Producer
  • Lovely Hoffman
    Key Cast
    Lead-Singer-Story Teller
  • Safiyah Nau-Mckenzie
    Key Cast
    Lead Student
  • Jada Johnson
    Key Cast
    Supporting Classmate
  • Isabelle Armand
    Key Cast
    Classmate
  • Julia Armand
    Key Cast
    Classmate
  • Tamirah Brown
    Key Cast
    Classmate
  • Mariama Kai Kai
    Key Cast
    Classmate
  • Nevaeh Frazier
    Key Cast
    Classmate
  • Arianna Pearce
    Key Cast
    Classmate
  • Sheila Thompson
    Key Cast
    Classmate
  • Latavia Hobson
    Key Cast
    Classmate
  • Makalyah Howard
    Key Cast
    Classmate
  • Cecilia Teixeira
    Key Cast
    Classmate
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Brandon German, Co Director Lovely Hoffman, Assistant to the Director Cecilia Teixeira

Brandon German is a Entrepreneur, Creative Marketing Professional and Documentarian with over 13 years experience in this field. He has worked with leading brands and institutions throughout the country. Some of his latest projects include a "Know Your Rights" video series he wrote, produced and directed for tenants and homeowners facing eviction for the Legal Services Center at Harvard Law School. Brandon German co-directed "A Kwanzaa Song" Music Video and the "Black Lives Matter" Music Video, which won 1st place at the San Francisco Black Film Festival and was an opening night film at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival.

Add Director Biography