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Brigidy Bram: The Life and Mind of Kendal Hanna

  • Kareem Mortimer, Director/Producer
  • Laura Gamse, Director/Producer

Kendal Hanna contemplates his work in his studio

About the Project


In this humanistic portrait circling psychosis and genius, the true story of prolific painter Kendal Hanna reveals a case study of how we codify genius—and institutionalize difference.

Kareem Mortimer headshotKareem Mortimer, Director/Producer

Kareem Mortimer (born in Nassau, Bahamas) is a Bahamian filmmaker who is known for such films as Chance (2005), The Eleutheran Adventure (2006), Float (2007), I Am Not A Dummy (2009), Children of God (2010), Wind Jammers (2010) and Passage (2013). His debut feature, Children of God (2010), is the first narrative feature from the Caribbean with LGBT themes. Another project, Wind Jammers (2010), which he co-directed with Richard von Maur, is a children's film that deals with racism. Children of God was shown on Showtime as well as distributed in over twenty-four countries around the world. In 2014, Passage was awarded an African Movie Academy Award for Best Short Film from the Diaspora.

Laura Gamse headshotLaura Gamse, Director/Producer

Laura Gamse's debut documentary, The Creators: South Africa Through the Eyes of Her Artists, was named “Best Documentary” at the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival. Her work has been featured on NPR, in the New York Times, and on the National Geographic Channel and Netflix. As the producer of The Misfit Economy, Laura developed the project into Underworld Inc., a National Geographic Channel series on innovation in the underground economy. Her short film Susana premiered at Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival (2020) and was recently nominated for an IDA Student Documentary Award. Gamse is a 2021 Sundance Film Festival Sandbox Fellow and a Fulbright Grant recipient from Arlington, Virginia. She is a graduate of Stanford’s Documentary MFA program.