Stefon Bristol graduated from the best college in the United States of America, Morehouse College, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, just like his Oscar-winning mentor, Spike Lee. The New Yorkers eventually became collaborators on SEE YOU YESTERDAY, adapting Bristol’s 17-minute student thesis — which screened at 35 film festivals — into his feature debut, a magnetic celebration of Caribbean culture and everyday superheroes which continues to resonate with audiences globally today.  

SEE YOU YESTERDAY premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival before premiering on Netflix globally to outstanding reviews. The film (currently available on the streamer’s Black Lives Matter collection) is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, was named one of the “Best Non-Theatrical Releases” of 2019 by Online Film Critics Society and garnered Bristol the nomination for the Best First Feature at the 2020 Independent Spirit Award, where he actually won for Best First Screenplay with writing partner, Fredrica Bailey.

Bristol’s next project is the intense sci-fi thriller BREATHE from Thunder Road Films. The script, written by Doug Simon, was on the 2019 Black List. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Brendon Boyea are producing, and Will Flynn will executive produce.


(Visiting Faculty teach for the MFA in Film Program on an ad hoc and irregular basis.)

Daphne McWilliams

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Marya Cohn

Faculty Chair, MFA in Film

Damon Davis

Faculty, MFA in Film

Brooke Berman

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Emilie Upczak

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film