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Four Women

FOUR WOMEN is a short film based on Nina Simone's 1968 classic tune. The film delves into the lives of Sarah, Saffronia, Sweet Thing and Peaches on a normal day in 2014.

  • DaVida Chanel Smith
  • Rome Julian, Director of Photography
  • DaVida Chanel Smith
  • DaVida Chanel Smith
  • Samantha Beaulieu
    Key Cast
  • Diarra Kilpatrick
    Key Cast
  • Robin Bobeau
    Key Cast
  • DaVida Chanel Smith
    Key Cast
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    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 6, 2014
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - DaVida Chanel Smith, Rome Julian, Director of Photography

DaVIDA CHANEL has found balance by wearing a variety of hats to perfect her craft of producing. With the popularity of Internet blogging, she has found a platform for her storytelling – on her blog she shares the stories of her life to hundreds of readers a week. In the fall of 2011, DaVIDA CHANEL created and produced her first play, HIP HOP IS ALIVE, for the New Orleans Fringe Festival. The play later went on to be a part of the Atlanta and Chicago Fringe Festivals in 2013. She currently plays one of the female leads in Gian Smith’s webseries “open mike”, based on the spoken word scene in New Orleans. DaVIDA CHANEL utilizes her experience by working in production on film and television projects, marketing, public relationships and consulting under the banner, DaVIDA CHANEL PRODUCTIONS.

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Director Statement

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou

According to my Grandmother, I have been a great storyteller since I began to talk. I always had some grandiose narrative to explain why something had or had not occurred. I was a child with a great imagination and the ability to vividly share my stories with family and friends.

Unfortunately growing up in my small town, my stories were not always appreciated by my relatives or peers. I had too much to say. Every tale was so detailed and intricate that people always felt I was spinning fables. I was only sharing the world as my mind viewed it. I stopped sharing my stories, but could never shut them off in my head.

In 2005, I moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in film and television production. I have worked in every facet of the business and have learned to not suppress my stories. My preference is documentary filmmaking as the genre shows real life occurrences and takes a great storyteller to present those stories in a succinct, entertaining fashion. I’ve worked for several A-list managers, writers and producers; done numerous short films and produced a stage play and short films. I am ready to share my stories with the world.

My name is DaVida Chanel.
I am a storyteller.
No story shall remain untold.