Campbell X (formerly Inge Blackman)
Inge Blackman is an award-winning director/producer, and cameraperson. She has produced and directed for galleries, television and the corporate market. She has recently completed Legacy for the Arnolfini Gallery in the UK. It explores the lasting impact of slavery on Black families using the relationship with her and her mother. It was also shown at Tate Britain. She recently completed Fem, an experimental short on queer femininity which will be shown at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, March 2007.
She has been commissioned by Film London to work with writer Mark Norfolk on the City Speaks film project directing a short film in collaboration with BBC Radio Four.
Other credits include BD Women, stylized evocation to Black lesbian stories, Viva Tabatha about the top French hard-core porn actress Tabatha Cash and her fierce fan-base of French teenagers, and Paradise Lost an autobiographical journey to Trinidad to discover what it is like to be gay in an island infused with Catholic zeal. She was the Director of Photography for feature films Do I love you? and Tick Tock Lullaby both directed by Lisa Gornick, and Notebooks and Unladylike Thoughts directed by Paloma Etienne.
She programmed the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2004 – 2005. She was the festival director for The Fire This Time! – Queering Black History Month 2006 which focused on the work of queer artists of colour for Black History Month.
She has written published short stories including "Verbena and Me," "We's Family" and articles on film, sexuality and gender for Diva Magazine, Feminist Review, The Pink Paper, Critical Quarterly, Chroma Magazine, BFM Magazine, Luxonline and BFI Screenonline.
Inge Blackman works as a freelance project manager for Channel 4 Television on Channel websites and for Lux for the Luxonline Project. She recently chaired a panel discussion - Fresh Shoots - New Platforms in Film, with Own It and Channel 4 Ideas Factory for Black History Month 2006. (07/12)