Filmmaker Terence Nance, known best for his 2012 feature film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty  and a host of other stunning short films and music videos, is among the finalists in the Tribeca Film Festival’s and The Atlantic’s second annual Tribeca X Award with Jimi Could Have Fallen from the Sky.

The short visualizes “the unauthorized, heavily abridged, biographical, visual and supersonic moment about the fact that Johnny Allen Hendrix (aka Jimi Hendrix) knew how to skydive. Set in Seattle where Jimi was born and raised, the film wonders aloud about what this skill meant for the life he went on to lead. Why did he retreat to the sky so quickly before all of us were ready for him to go?”

Nance’s film is one of five films by Five Filmmakers each exploring and celebrating Seattle through the lens of one of the five senses.  For Tribeca X, ten finalists, 9 short films and 1 Virtual Reality project, were selected from a field of 600 entries that represent the best in storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment from the past year. The award highlights excellence in creative, original and authentic storytelling that is sponsored or underwritten by a brand.



And check back here to Bold as Love for continuing coverage of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

Also from the finalists, it’s worth it to check out Salima Koroma’s film “Mavens: Jocelyn Cooper.”  Associated with Red Bull, Koroma’s fim shows how “Jocelyn Cooper left the top of music industry to start a movement” to become a  partner in the AFROPUNK festival.

As AFROPUNK unifies people through music, film, skate, and art, Cooper helps “inspire perseverance and empowers an underserved population, and that’s what makes her of a true maven.”

Jocelyn Cooper

Check the trailer here:

The selected projects can be viewed in a special section on, created by Atlantic Re:think.

While there, also check out the films:

Chris Fonseca: Keep It Moving (Brand: Diageo North America), a short film directed by Zachary Heinzerling about a deaf choreographer who experiences and shares music and dance through waves of sound.


JellyWolf (Brand: CHANEL), the Lisa Bonet (A Different World) and Kiersey Clemons starring feminine-spiritual coming of age story told through notes of scent, directed by Alma Har’el.





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