Talent Guide

Zandashé Brown

  • Discipline:Writer/Director
  • Program Year:Amplifier Fellowship 2024


Zandashé Brown is a storyteller and writer/director born-and-bred in and inspired by southern Louisiana. As a daughter of the abandoned American South, she blends Black Southern introspection and spirituality with surrealistic horror to tell stories about neglected places and peoples. Brown is an alum of the 2022 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Directors Lab for her debut feature-in-development, The Matriarch, as well as an alum of the 2021 Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film for 2022.

Current Project

The Matriarch


In the aftermath of her mother’s psychotic break, a precocious teenage girl battles her own impending wellness crisis by grounding herself in her late grandmother’s spiritual practice.