Chanelle Aponte Pearson is a Bronx-bred, Brooklyn-based visual artist and filmmaker.

In 2015, Chanelle was awarded the euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Directors ‘Live the Dream’ grant for the narrative series 195 LEWIS, her directorial debut, prompting Paste Magazine to name Chanelle one of 10 Black Directors to Watch in 2016. In December 2016, the series’ first season screened to a sold out audience as part of the renowned BAMcinématek program and had its world premiere at the 2017 International Film Festival at Rotterdam.

Chanelle also produced the critically acclaimed film AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, which premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” As chief operating officer, Chanelle also oversees the management and operations of MVMT, a Brooklyn-based film production company.