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Phillis Wheatley

Biography

Credited as the initial BLACK woman to become released, she became well-known for her 1773 poetry collection, “Poems on Various Content, Spiritual and Moral.” She journeyed from her indigenous Western world Africa to Massachusetts on the slave dispatch in 1761. She was marketed to a family group who trained her how exactly to read and compose and actively prompted her literary skill. She was finally emancipated by her previous owners, the Wheatleys, in 1778. Many discovered it hard to trust that she had written the poems ascribed to her, and she got to guard her authorship in courtroom. She wedded fellow freed slave, John Peters, in 1778. The few suffered significantly from both poverty and racism, and hours after Wheatley’s loss of life at age thirty-one, her baby son also passed on. She elevated two other kids. Frederick Douglass was another freed slave who became a well-known author.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth May 8, 1753
Place Of Birth Senegal
Profession Poet
Nationality American
Spouse John Peters
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1His favorite films are Taxi Driver ("when I say Taxi Driver, I really mean all of Scorsese's films"), Weekend, Seven Samurai, Brazil, Phantom of Liberty, Come and See, Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Ascent, Performance, The Devils & The Terminator.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled 'Ideal' Filmannounced
Free Fire2016
High-Rise2015
Doctor Who2014TV Series 2 episodes
Editors: Formaldehyde2013Video short uncredited
A Field in England2013
The ABCs of Death2012segment "U Is for Unearthed"
Sightseers2012
Kill List2011
Burge & Way2011TV Movie
Inside Burge & Way2011TV Movie
Ideal2009-2010TV Series 14 episodes
Steve Coogan: The Inside Story2009TV Movie
Down Terrace2009
The Wrong Door2008TV Series 6 episodes
Modern Toss2008TV Series 4 episodes
Comedy: Shuffle2007TV Series 1 episode
Rob Loves Kerry2006Video short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free Fire2016written by
A Field in England2013uncredited
Kill List2011written by
Down Terrace2009written by
The Wrong Door2008TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Comedy: Shuffle2007TV Series characters - 1 episode
Time Trumpet2006TV Series writer - 4 episodes

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free Fire2016
High-Rise2015
A Field in England2013
Sightseers2012
Kill List2011
Burge & Way2011TV Movie
Inside Burge & Way2011TV Movie
Down Terrace2009uncredited
Modern Toss2006TV Series
Comedy Lab2005TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ABCs of Death 22014executive producer - segments "B", "G"
The Duke of Burgundy2014Executive Producer
Down Terrace2009executive producer
The Ghoul2016executive producer
The Greasy Strangler2016executive producer
Belly of the Bulldog2015executive producer
Aaaaaaaah!2015executive producer

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monster Bug Wars!2012TV Series documentary graphics - 6 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ideal2010TV Series
Comedy: Shuffle2007TV SeriesAmazing Wizard Ben
Rob Loves Kerry2006Video shortBen
Cider with Rosie1998TV MovieOlder Jack

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The All Star Impressions Show2009TV Movie insert director
Modern Toss2006TV Series director: live action

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Time Trumpet2006TV Series visual effects

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kill List2011still photographer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Field in England2013writer: "Metallic Fields"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Derelict2012thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A World War II Fairytale: The Making of Michael Mann's 'The Keep'2017Documentary post-productionHimself
The Third Man: A Filmmaker's Influence2015Documentary shortHimself
Arena2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Why Horror?2014DocumentaryInterview Subject
Discussing the Pod2013Video documentaryHimself
Worshipping 'The Wicker Man'2013Video shortHimself
Cinema 32013TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
The Seventh Art2012TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalMidnight MadnessFree Fire (2016)
2013Peter Sellers Award for ComedyEvening Standard British Film AwardsSightseers (2012)
2013Special Prize of the JuryKarlovy Vary International Film FestivalA Field in England (2013)
2013Best of PuchonPuchon International Fantastic Film FestivalSightseers (2012)
2011Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsMost Promising Newcomer
2009Next Wave AwardAustin Fantastic FestBest FilmDown Terrace (2009)
2009Jury PrizeRaindance Film FestivalBest UK FeatureDown Terrace (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest DirectorFree Fire (2016)
2016Best FilmMar del Plata Film FestivalInternational CompetitionFree Fire (2016)
2015Golden SeashellSan Sebastián International Film FestivalBest FilmHigh-Rise (2015)
2015Platform PrizeToronto International Film FestivalHigh-Rise (2015)
2013DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorA Field in England (2013)
2013Crystal GlobeKarlovy Vary International Film FestivalA Field in England (2013)
2013MariaSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest Motion PictureA Field in England (2013)
2012British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest DirectorSightseers (2012)
2012Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalAfter Dark CompetitionThe ABCs of Death (2012)· Kaare Andrews
· Angela Bettis
· Adrián García Bogliano
· Bruno Forzani
· Hélène Cattet
· Ernesto Díaz Espinoza
· Jason Eisener
· Xavier Gens
· Jorge Michel Grau
· Lee Hardcastle
· Noboru Iguchi
· Thomas Cappelen Malling
· Anders Morgenthaler
· Yoshihiro Nishimura
· Banjong Pisanthanakun
· Simon Rumley
· Marcel Sarmiento
· Jon Schnepp
· Srdjan Spasojevic
· Timo Tjahjanto
· Andrew Traucki
· Nacho Vigalondo
· Jake West
· Ti West
· Amy Jump
2012Best FilmMar del Plata Film FestivalInternational CompetitionSightseers (2012)
2012MariaSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest Motion PictureSightseers (2012)
2011British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest DirectorKill List (2011)
2011British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ScreenplayKill List (2011)· Amy Jump
2011Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ScreenplayDown Terrace (2009)· Robin Hill
2011Best of PuchonPuchon International Fantastic Film FestivalKill List (2011)
2011Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalMidnight FeatureKill List (2011)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ScreenplayKill List (2011)· Amy Jump


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#Trademark
1Has killed off actor Tony Way multiple times in several films
2Actor: Michael Smiley

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