Marttise Hill - 2015 Richie Jackson Fellow
MFA, Film Production, 2014
From the heartland of America, Saint Louis, Missouri, Marttise Hill is a renaissance global filmmaker striving to connect villages across the globe through reimaginingAfrican-American cinema that a global audience can identify with and enjoy. Hill grew up videotaping family gatherings with his uncle, which sparked his interest in filmmaking. Hill’s passion for storytelling led him to study English Literature at Morehouse College where he also directed the Miss Morehouse College Pageant, served as Video Production Coordinator for the football team and made five short films. In 2014, Marttise completed his Master of Fine Arts in Film Production studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore. Hill was recently selected for the Spike Lee Fellowship through NYU Tisch School of the Arts, which provides mentoring and funding to be used towards the completion of his thesis film. Hill strives to be a voice for the voiceless in his role as a global filmmaker.