NUMA PERRIER: the long interview
one day in june last summer I interviewed friend, artist, mother, filmmaker, and business woman Numa Perrier .
A raw interview where we talked about most things, but mostly about art life.
who is numa perrier?
Haitian born, American raised, Numa Perrier is an actress, writer, producer, and visual artist. As Co-Founder of Black&Sexy TV, she nurtures projects from script to screen. She writes for and plays the irreverent leading lady “Chick” in the networks flagship series The Couple, in development at HBO with Spike Lee attached as Executive Producer.
Numa is a creator and writer of several of the networks hit series including - Roomieloverfriends (Best Web Series ABFF 2013), YELLOW: The Pleasures and Problems of the Light Skinned Black Man. (Boston Globe Web Emmy Nominee - Best Writing), Minute Man, and new series, Becoming Nia and Sexless. She’s also responsible for developing crowd favorite Hello Cupid, (Official Selection Tribeca NOW 2014). She is co-writing the Lorraine Hansberry biopic,set to be her feature film directorial debut. She has helmed several short films in the dramatic, experimental, and fashion genres.
Upcoming projects are the feature films Octavia: Elegy for a Vampire, and According to Diana, where she will play both title characters.
In addition to her film/tv industry contributions Numa is an emerging contemporary artist. Her work involves the exploration of unconventional family dynamics as well as the feminine landscape. She creates primarily video art, photography and large scale installations.