Stories derived from being black, being queer and being a middle child + all the quirks within.

LaTajh Weaver is an Oakland based screenwriter and film director. She is dedicated to reclaiming and telling the overlooked stories of Black and Queer dynamics and engaging ways these communities learn to cope with everyday injustices. One of LaTajh’s previous projects, CYCLES, follows a youth advocate worker and a young gang member as they search for their purpose amid danger in Oakland, where the murder rate remains the second highest in the country. After successfully raising $25K for production, CYCLES was selected to screen at over fifteen film festivals and was awarded Best Screenplay at the Liberated Lens Film Festival. In early 2019, after directing a short film reflecting on her experience as a black woman growing up in America, she was chosen for a National Queer Arts grant followed by being selected for the Las Vegas Writing Downtown Residency to commence work on her  screenplay, PIPELINE a satirical drama about the school to prison pipeline. She has also been commissioned to direct a series of short films for the SF Arts Foundation, Prisoner Support Committee and Black Girls Code. After assisting award winning director, Savanah Leaf, LaTajh was hired as an Associate Producer on the film Earth Mama (A24, Park Pictures & Academy Films), which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Currently, LaTajh is in residence at the SFFILM FilmHouse for her feature length film, QUEERLING, a dark comedy challenging identity politics amongst the ever gentrifying Bay Area.

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