You Have To Watch Amandla Stenberg’s Short Film She Used For Her NYU Application

Amandla Stenberg

The other day I was cruising through the gram looking at some of the pictures Amandla shared since the last time I visited her page. I am a little facinated with her, we all are frankly she is young, opinionated and seems to have quite a head on her shoulders.

In the blog world she is definately the one to watch and everybody knows it. She caught a ton of attention from the natural hair world when she did that video “Don’t cash crop my cornrows” she did a year ago. If have not seen it watch it below:

Fast forward to now, Amandla recently shared a pretty cool snippit of a short film she wrote, directed, shot and edited for her NYU application. It did not get much attention from the blogs but from what I saw on her Instagram everyone agreed the short was pretty darn cool. The film is called Blue Girls Burn Fast and it is kind of, again, not what you would expect from someone so young.

Her caption:

So excited to officially share Blue Girls Burn Fast with you. @yaoimandel stars as Andy, and @whoooleeaah stars as Lea. It’s a short I wrote, directed, shot, and edited. It was also my NYU application film. I made it with my best friends (@bailey_wait assisted directed, @novemberskyys was the boom operator) with a DSLR camera and lots of love. It’s very personal to my heart. I hope you enjoy!

Here is the snippet:

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If you want to watch the whole thing, its on Vimeo here.


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