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"If 'frizzy' is just a word, why do I hate it so much?"

The mixed race ethnic group is the fastest growing, yet least represented.

Mėxed tells a collective story of biracial (Black & White) women, using spoken word, natural allegory and dance to comment on micro-aggressions placed upon afro-hair terminologies.

  • Lissi Simpson
  • Lissi Simpson
  • Joseph Archer
  • Chantal Brindley
    Key Cast
  • Dominic Howlett
    Director of Photography
  • Christina Charcharidi
  • Jodie Grayer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    dance, spoken word, drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    600 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Salford
Director Biography - Lissi Simpson

Lissi Simpson is a Jamaican-British writer and director from Lewisham, South London.

Her work focuses on promoting inclusive spaces for marginalised groups to find & express their sense of “self”.

Not limited by genre, Simpson has worked on comedies, rom-coms, spoken word and thrillers. A recent example, Mėxed, uses spoken word, natural allegory and dance to comment on micro-aggressions placed within afro-hair terminology by Western media.

She has a Distinction MA in Media Production TV Drama from the University of Salford and a First Class Honours BA in Design from Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2020, Simpson was selected to join the Edinburgh TV Festival Network.

Her work has been longlisted by BBC Studios, screened at Raindance Festival in 2020, as well as the BFI Waterloo IMAX.

Since 2021, she has been working as a Trainee Script Editor, backed by Sky Studios.

Simpson intends to continue bringing untold stories with real, authentic characters into the mainstream.

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Director Statement

Written, directed and spoken by myself, Mėxed began as my emotional and introspective response, as a biracial woman, to the Black Lives Matter movement of 2020.

Likewise, with the limited capacities of 2020 in regards to filming during the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to challenge myself as a filmmaker - in how I can create emotion and depth, through one speaker and one performer.

I’m incredibly proud of this film, a spoken word, dance film, examining microaggressions and the biracial femme identity through examining afro-hair terminology and stigmas.