Andre Seewood

Doctoral Student

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    narrative theory, race in media, film and music production, screenwriting, cognitive dissonance theory, French New Wave Cinema, New German Cinema, L.A. Rebellion Cinema, Italian Neo-Realism, Robert Bresson, Andrei Tarkovsky, Michelangelo Antonioni, Foucault, Nietzsche, Althusser..., Cedric J. Robinson, Albert Camus, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Saussure, Lacan, Henri Bergson, Russian Formalists, Structuralism, Claude Levi-Strauss, The Cocteau Twins, Roman Polanski, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Agnes Varda, Julie Dash, Ava DuVerney, Luis Bunuel, Rene Magritte, Caravaggio, James Baldwin, Rainer Werner Fassbinder,


    André Seewood is a multiple award winning independent filmmaker, writer and musician.  He is the co-founder and former co-editor of FILM THREAT Magazine and a distinguished recipient of the Dennis Turner Memorial Film Studies Scholarship from Wayne State University.   He is the author of SCREENWRITING INTO FILM: Forgotten Methods & New Possibilities (2006), SLAVE CINEMA: The Crisis of the African-American in Film 2nd Edition (2011) and (DISMANTLING) The Greatest Lie Ever Told to the Black Filmmaker: Collected Essays on Film (2015).  He is also a major contributor to the & Act blog and his articles have “gone viral” and sparked an international conversation about the marginalization of Black filmmakers in the global marketplace.  His award winning films are available in the DVD collection, MOTOR CITY CINEMA Vol 1. and MOTOR CITY CINEMA Vol.2. or streaming on-line via  He has a Master’s Degree in French and a B.A. in Film Studies.  He is currently pursuing his PhD. in Media Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington.