Private Project


+ An immersive experience of the concept album, THE VILLAINESS by Militia Vox- a visual feast featuring award-winning anthemic rock music, surreal visual art, female-fueled angst and empowerment.

+ All music, lyrics, video art, direction, editing, funding and production created by the artist- Militia Vox- the ONLY artist to ever do so- DIY to the extreme.

+ Incorporates 4th screen technology: THE VILLAINESS_immersive has lyric videos to be watched in real time with the exhibition on your phone, tablet or laptop.
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+ CAUTION: This exhibition uses flashes which may be harmful to people with light sensitivities. Viewer discretion advised.

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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Other
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    New York, NY
    United States
    US premiere
Director Biography - Militia Vox

MILITIA VOX has no regard for genre, gender roles or stereotypes. A truly modern multi-hyphenate artist with a DIY ethos; this black cat has had many lives and has always broken boundaries.

Known as an electrifying frontwoman, songwriter/composer and visual artist, Militia’s mesmerizing presence, raw power, 4 octave range and vision has captured the hearts of icons and outsiders alike. An award-winning solo artist (MILITIA VOX) and lead singer of all-girl heavy metal sensation, JUDAS PRIESTESS; she is always a crowd favorite at international festivals and events- everything from biker rallies to prestigious museums.

Militia Vox draws from a palette of prog/psychedelic rock, heavy metal, grunge, gothic/industrial and horror. Her most recent original works are connected via her ongoing project, THE VILLAINESS- a multimedia project that presents the unique perspective of an alternative female of color that embraces her “shadow self” and inner demons for self-discovery, against the grain. THE VILLAINESS full length album was released October 19, 2018 to rave reviews and will be released as a visual album and art installation.

Militia creates, directs, produces and performs in her own music videos, which have recently won awards and official selections at several music and film festivals including “Best Music Video” in ARFF Paris 2019, “Best Avant Garde Video” in the 2018 LA Music Video Awards and “Best Female Vocalist”, “Best Lyrics/Songwriting”, “Best in Genre: Alternative Metal” in the 2017 Global Music Awards. Her unique voice, musical perspective and style have also garnered her praise from the music media and legends such as Dee Snider, Corey Glover, Kembra Pfahler and Kathleen Hanna.

Militia has recorded, toured and performed with some of the best in the business, including: Twisted Sister, Cyndi Lauper, Taylor Dayne, Living Colour, L7, Sandra Bernhard, Nancy Sinatra and the Paul Schaffer band on the David Letterman show. M has also starred in Off-Broadway, European Tours and National touring rock musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show. She is featured in several books about music, including ‘What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal’ by Laina Dawes.

Militia was the 1st Host/VJ of color on Fuse / Much Music USA, and hosted Fuse’s 1st reality tv show “Heavy Metal Makeover.” M has also Hosted and appeared on MTV2 and Vh1 and featured on Global TV (Canada.) She currently Hosts many live music events and festivals, speaks at colleges and conferences including Berklee College of Music, SXSW. Militia also produces events in NYC with her company, Militious Productions. She currently models for Manic Panic - the #1 alternative hair color and cosmetics company in the world.

In recent news, Militia is featured in the films 'The Bitch Movie" which is premiered at the 2019 Wacken Open Air Festival- the largest heavy metal festival in the world (75,000+ attendees) ,as well as ‘They Say I’m Different’- the story of legendary funk-rock singer Betty Davis which is selling out international film events. M recently showed some of her video work and spoke at The 2019 New York Psychedelic Film Festival.

In sum, this ain't your average frontwoman, MILITIA VOX is an unrepentant badass.

“Top 10 Badass Rock N Rollers That Should Be On Your Radar Forever” - BuzzFeed

“She is the Rock Goddess” - NYLON

“10 Fiercest Female Rockers” - Huffington Post, CANADA

“Militia Vox ROCKS!!” - Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)

“Shattering stereotypes for women of color in the music industry.” - Women’s International Music Network “The Diva of Metal” - MSG TV

“One of the best live voices I’ve ever heard.” - Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, LeTigre)

“A leader in the largely male world of heavy metal.” - AXS

“Afropunk Festival Highlight” - Rolling Stone

“A charismatic, badass vocalist capable of commanding any stage” - The Guardian UK


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Director Statement

My best efforts are geared towards inclusion and representation, to widen public perception of women and BIPOCs in this world.

I am so tired of the typical archetypes and stories. My mission is to prove that there are more types and voices- color does not dictate behavior- and these stories are beautiful, radiant, important, universal and human.

I am the change I want to see. And I will incessantly make interesting, intense and badass art by any and all means necessary.

Thank you!