Lucretia Stinnette is a filmmaker with a multi-faceted international background. born and raised on the westside of Chicago, she has worked in law, education, and international relations in countries such as Ghana, South Africa and South Korea.
In 2013, Lucretia returned to South Korea to shoot Quyen, the story of a young Vietnamese woman's first week with her new Korean husband. Quyen was the winner of the KQED Film School Shorts Best Film Award, and has shown at the New Orleans Film Festival, Munich Festival of Film Schools, the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival, among others.
Her most recent short film Sittin' on Sixty was shot on location in Oakland, California, and tells the story of a teen trying to escape a life of sexual exploitation. Lucretia wishes to continue telling stories that subvert stereotypes and bring marginalized viewpoints to the center.
In addition to directing, Lucretia has produced content for brands such as Amazon, Mattel, Mountain Dew, Lipton, and will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas. She also recently produced a 16-episode series for CollegeHumor.
Lucretia is the recipient of the Princess Grace Graduate Film Scholarship, the Lynn Weston Fellowship in Film, the Women in Film Foundation/Verna Fields Memorial Fellowship and the Four Sisters Scholarship in Directing. She earned her BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California, and MFA in Film from UCLA.