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Brianna Clay

Storyteller | Writer | Woman

Creating stories that inspire conversation, community and connection.

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Brianna Clay is a gifted storyteller, writer, and advocate for the power of narrative. Her passion for storytelling began at an early age when she would be found rummaging through her mother's massive bookshelf. The only thing more exciting than getting lost in a new book was listening to her grandmother's captivating tales about their family's rich heritage.

Inspired by her culture, Brianna embarked on a journey to become a masterful storyteller. She honed her craft through various mediums, including producing short stories, film, social media concepts, and screenwriting, all with a singular focus - to shed light on the often overlooked experiences of the black community and to showcase the beauty, resilience, and creativity within her culture and identity.

Brianna's storytelling prowess lies in her ability to seamlessly weave history, fiction, and contemporary issues into compelling narratives that resonate with audiences of all backgrounds. Her writing is infused with emotion and authenticity, touching the hearts of those who hear her words.

Her dedication to elevating a magnitude of voices serves as a powerful reminder that every story deserves to be heard, valued, and celebrated.




When Nova unexpectedly lands the opportunity of a lifetime, she finds herself torn between pursuing her own dreams or protecting the man she cherishes, leading her to confront a heart-wrenching choice between personal ambition and love.

Writer, Director, Producer: Brianna Clay

Co-Producer: Jehan Patterson

Director of Photography: Andre Howard

Editor & Music Supervisor: C.L Furlough

Production Assistant(s): Trae Godard & Dakota Duplessis

A Story About Love.. Sizzle Reel.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." - 1 Corinthians 13:4

Dear love, thank you for finding me.

A project dedicated to you.

Black Music Month

In June we celebrate Black Music month, also known as African American Music Appreciation Month. We celebrate the rich contributions of African Americans to music and honor the cultural and historical significance of black music in the United States. From blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, hip-hop, soul, funk, reggae and so much more.

The blueprint, the prototype, the feel-good on any day.

I enjoy the challenge of transforming an idea into something fresh and engaging.

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A Love Letter To Black Women

A Love Letter to Black Women is the visual adaptation of Janita Matoke's Original Poem, Honor and Pride.

Nate Parker Film Institute

Black Bones - 27th Annual Pan African Film Festival

Black Bones is a short narrative that addresses the multi-generational trauma of an African American family that was forced to confront their grandparent's history of racial terror. Black Bones was accepted and screened at the 27th Annual Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Global Climate Strike 09-20-2019


Breathe is a short documentary capturing current and past protests and the voices of young African American people addressing police violence, racism, and the recent murders of Black people in this country.

"“There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” - Toni Morrison.

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Chicago, IL


(773) 543 - 4315