Debra Wilson

Debra A. Wilson is a native of San Francisco, who now resides in Oakland. She made her national debut with her film Butch Mystique, which she wrote and directed. The film has been screened in more than 30 film festivals worldwide and has won Jury and Audience Awards as well as Showtime’s Black Filmmakers Showcase. After receiving a grant from Showtime she directed her next documentary Jumpin’ the Broom: The New Covenant, that premiered on Showtime, and aired on logo. Debra has spent much of her career working in the Bay Area in her role as location manager. She has worked on such projects as MILK, Hereafter, Contagion, The 5-Year Engagement, The Master, Fruitvale Station, Looking, Sense8, When We Rise, and 13 Reasons Why. Debra co-produced Tina Mabry’s award-winning feature film Mississippi Damned, which amassed an impressive 11 awards and aired on Showtime and is currently on Netflix. She also produced Crossover and Ant, ITVS Futurestates Season 3 and 5 also directed by Mabry. In 2011 she directed the short documentary Ward 86 that is part of Still Around a feature-length compilation about people living with HIV/AIDS. In 2013, Debra received the Location Team of the Year Award for Fruitvale Station. She is currently working on her feature documentary A State Of Mind. Debra holds a B.A. in Television/Film Production from Cal-State University at Northridge.