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Alexandra Roberson Premieres Her Work at the Sundance Film Festival

February 2016

Alexandra RobersonAlexandra Roberson, C'2018, is a drama major with a concentration in film. From an early age, the Maryland native was heavily immersed in the arts in school, church, community arts centers, and through community service. Although she has been performing since high school, it was her first visit on the set of a feature film at the age of 16 that pushed her to want to be the one working behind the scenes during productions.

Her passion for production and desire to be a leader in film and theater, opened her eyes to the world of directing and producing. Roberson has been actively working to learn and master every aspect of film and theater production, and two years after arriving at Spelman, she was given the position of stage manager for two Department of Drama and Dance productions, "Hoodoo Love" and "Seven Guitars," all while working as secretary on the executive board for the department.

Roberson recently was accepted into The Creative Minds Program to premiere her short film entitled, "Grey," at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The Creative MindsInternship Experience is geared towards individuals who aspire to work in the film and television industry. The program consists of an internship with a noteworthy film or television company, follow up assistance with post festival job securing and access to exclusive parties and  networking events.

While at the Sundance Film Festival, Roberson presented "Grey"  and won awards for the Best Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Script, and the Audience Award for Best Producer. She said, "I truly feel as though I have been very blessed to be given all of these opportunities, and I believe it is just the start of an exciting adventure."

View Alexandra Roberson's Film, "Grey"

Listen to Roberson Speak About Her Passion for Film