DESTINI T. RILEY

AWARD WINNING & HISTORY-MAKING FILMMAKER

I, Destini
Profiled in the New York Times Op-Docs, Dual premier at Aspen Film Festival and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and archived in the National Smithsonian Museum of African American History.
2016
Disquieted
Premiered in Ann Arbor Experimental Film Festival 2020.
2019
I. E. Self
Short film about self love, self care and self reflection. MSMT Final.
2020
Through Me: Corona
This documentary photography project shows the journey of my friends and family coping with the global pandemic.
2020
In a Blink of an Eye: Photo Series
On April 13th 2020, a EF-3 Tornado ripped through Low Country South Carolina, changing the lives of everyone in the area and my family. Here is how we came together and pushed through.
2020
In the Blink of an Eye: The Doc
Short Documentary about a EF-3 tornado that changed the lives of my family.
2020
Buy My MElanin-ale
Oil painting addressing the commodification of capitalism and black culture.
2020
Giving Voice: The navigation of blackness, art and life
Short Documentary about black art.
2020
The Riley's circa 2015
This documentary photo series captures the essence of life, incarceration and family.
2015
Becoming Her Again
This piece, "Becoming her again," is a photography sequence project that refers to the journey of being taken out of my comfort zone at University of Michigan (being a person of color, being in a new environment, etc) and using the reminders of home and my personal nature to keep me grounded.
2019
Day in her life: Lauren
This documentary project was focusing on capturing the life of Lauren.
2020
Day in her life: Rachel
This documentary project was to capture they day in the life of a classmate. Take a glimpse into Rachel's life!
2020
ENOUGH
Self Portrait animated short about pressure and stress.
2019
Untitled
Experimental animated short. Medium: 35mm Film and paint
2014
Black Pit
Stuck in a pit of life.
2019
ReRUN
Animated run cycle gif.
2019
Jungle Dance
2019
Without Limitations
2019
ReCHARGE
2019
RuCKUS
2019
Untitled
2016
3 Lennon Women
Oil painting recreation.
2017
SPIKE
2015
Snoop
2016
Untitled
2016
Cloth Study
Oil painting cloth study.
2017
Untitled
2019
ReTHINK
2018