Cinematographer – Steven T. Berry
An accomplished scholar and an award-winning filmmaker, Berry graduated with an M.F.A. from UCLA film school in 1985 and currently is an associate professor at Howard University’s Department of Radio, Television and Film. He has directed a number of film and video shorts, including Monologue (1984), Deathly Realities (1985), Money’ll Eat You Up (1992), and Euphrates Sun (1993).
Berry’s first feature-length film, Embalmer (1996), which he also edited as a short film, was a finalist in Showtime’s Black Filmmaker’s Showcase. Berry created and executive produced the Black Independent Showcase, a television series that featured independent and student film projects; The Black Beyond, an anthology series of horror shorts; Black Visions Silver Screen, a showcase for Howard University student filmmakers; and the half hour television movies The Light and When It’s Your Turn.
Berry is co-author of the cinema book The 50 Most Influential Black Films: A Celebration of African American Talent (2001), and he has written two novels, Tears (1991) and The Honeyman’s Son (2002).