Director Biography – Alba Roland Mejia (BLACKNESS IS EVERYTHING)

Alba Roland Mejia is a writer, producer, and director based in Oakland, CA. Alba’s work focuses on the African diaspora and strives to capture the true essence of storytelling by pulling from real life experiences.

Director Statement

“When I was approached to create this project I knew I had to keep it raw – in order to stay true to the message – so I felt that shooting on 16mm film would be the best route to take.”

Shooting on film allows us the space to focus on texture – which is extremely important to black identity. Not only is black & white an unofficial stamp for Bay Area film but I wanted nothing to distract from our mission – to bring attention to the black faces of The Bay

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