James Spooner, a native New Yorker, is a recent transplant to Los Angeles. His previous film, the award-winning feature documentary Afro-Punk, has screened at over 50 festivals in the U.S. and abroad. The development and execution of Afro-Punk and subsequently White Lies Black Sheep is all the film education he has. His "Professors" are the notable Toronto International, Urban-world, the ABFF and FESPACO film festivals. His "Scholarship" came in the form of a production grant from "RE:New Media - a Rockerfeller grant. Variety, The New York Times and MTV have all shined there spotlight on him and his work.
With credentials like this one might wonder why bother with film school?
"White Lies Black Sheep", his sophomore feature starts where his first "Afro-Punk" leaves off. Part truth, part fiction, "White Lies" will leaving you wondering which is which. "It's all the truth", Spooner says,"I needed to explore new ways of telling our story". James Spooner does just that, telling the "other black experience" in a way that only he can. With tens of thousands of trailer views online it is clear his cult following can hardly wait.