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Phillip

Youmans

  • Films
  • Issue 36

The 20-year-old director talks to Sharine Taylor about walking the tightrope between teen prodigy and award-winning filmmaker.

Words by Sharine Taylor. Photography by Justin Chung. Styling by Marquise Miller.

If Phillip Youmans had to describe the past few years in one word, he’d choose “blooming.” “It really does feel like a period of tremendous emotional, personal and creative growth, ” he says, speaking on the phone from his current base in LA. That’s to be expected from someone with Youman’s CV: Last year he became the Tribeca Film Festival’s youngest featured director and the first African American to receive the revered Founders Award with his debut, Burning Cane—a startling

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This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-six

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