Avril Speaks

Avril Speaks has been carving out her path as a bold, innovative content creator for several years, not only as a producer and director but also during her days as a former professor at Howard University. She produced the award-winning film Jinn, which premiered in Narrative Competition at SXSW and won Special Jury Recognition for Writing. Jinn gained distribution through MGM/Orion Classics and continues to be seen throughout the world. Avril has also produced several films including Hosea, the South African film African America, (both of which will release in fall 2020), and the comedy Dotty & Soul, starring Leslie Uggams, Gary Owen and Margot Bingham. Avril was also an Associate Producer on the TNT docu-series “American Race” and has helped produce both scripted and non-scripted content for BET, Coca Cola, Essence, and others. She is a contributing writer for DearProducer.com and has also directed feature films, including The Round Table and the award-winning Sophisticated Romance.