Discipline: Film/Video

Dee Rees

Discipline: Film/Video
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2012, 2014
Writer/Director Dee Rees worked on a screenplay adaptation of Phillip K. Dick's novel Martian Time Slip. Her debut feature film, Pariah, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival where it won Best Cinematography and went on to win Independent Spirit, NAACP Image, and GLAAD media awards. Rees' work includes an adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel Home and development of an HBO television series. She was featured in the 2013 New York Times' "Directors To Watch." Rees is an alumnae of NYU's Graduate Film & TV program, a Sundance Screenwriting & Directing Lab fellow, and was honored with a United States Artists fellowship for her work.



Dee Rees worked in the Kirby studio.

Erected in memory of Sarah L. Kirby, who had left a bequest to MacDowell, this studio was the first — and remains the only — brick building on the grounds. Built by local mason Augustus Beaulieu, the load-bearing masonry walls rest on a fieldstone foundation. The design of the boxlike building is simple and compact…

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