Warrington Hudlin

Filmmaker in New York

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Warrington Hudlin is a organizer, disruptor, and content creator.

He is best known as the producer of the landmark African American films, HOUSE PARTY, BOOMERANG, and BEBE KIDS, and groundbreaking television specials, COSMIC SLOP and UNSTOPPABLE. His early films, BLACK AT YALE and STREET CORNER STORIES, have been restored by and archived by Yale University

Hudlin has now extended his creative work into VR digital platform with KUNG FU #ME TOO and CINEFEMME CYPHER (in post production).

As the founding president of BFF (aka the Black Filmmaker Foundation), Hudlin has been a pioneering community organizer in the black film movement for four decades. He currently hosts a weekly online discussion for BFF titled Cast and Crew of Color LIVE.

Warrington Hudlin is the Vice Chairman of the board of trustees at the Museum of the Moving Image where he has been a trustee since 2002.

Warrington Hudlin grew up in the notorious city of East St. Louis where he attended an experimental high school affiliated with the legendary artist/activist, Katherine Dunham who helped him get a scholarship to Yale. Hudlin graduated from Yale with special honors as a "Yale Scholar of the House". Over the years since then, Hudlin has had the great fortune to be mentored by two more legends, Melvin Van Peebles and Harry Belafonte.

Warrington Hudlin's accomplishments are built on the foundation laid by his ancestors, beginning with his great-great-grandfather, Peter Hudlin, who escaped from a slave plantation in Virginia, married an indigenous woman from the Cherokee Nation, and became an agent in the US anti-slavery movement know as the Underground Railroad. Their son, Richard Hudlin (1858-1918) published a newspaper in St. Louis and shortly before is death became one of the first Black persons in the world to start a film production company.