Hanelle Culpepper
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Hanelle M. Culpepper is an energetic and unflappable award-winning television and film writer/director whose visual, story-driven films have played in festivals around the world and on television. In 2015, Hanelle was nominated for an Image Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. Hanelle's television directing credits includes CBS' Stalker, Hawaii 5-0, and Criminal Minds; ABC's American Crime, Castle, and Revenge; the CW's 90210, The Flash, and The Originals; FOX's Sleepy Hollow; NBC's Grimm and Parenthood; her Parenthood episode was chosen by the producers to represent the series for Emmy consideration. Hanelle has directed movies for Lifetime including Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer, a feature starring Amanda Schull (Center Stage, Suits, One Tree Hill), Michael Nouri (Flashdance), Coby Ryan McLaughlin, Anne Ramsay (Mad About You), James Avery (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), and featuring Gina Gershon; Murder on the 13th Floor starring Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls) and Sean Patrick Thomas (Save The Last Dance, The District); and the suspenseful good twin/bad twin feature Deadly Sibling Rivalry starring Charisma Carpenter (Buffy, Angel), Christa B. Allen (Revenge) and Kyle Richards (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills). Hanelle's first feature, the supernatural thriller Within, starring Sam Jaeger (Parenthood), Brent Sexton (The Killing), and featuring Aisha Hinds (True Blood, Detroit 1-8-7), won Outstanding Feature Film at the Big Bear Horror Film Festival.


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