Ebony Blanding

in residence february 1 - february 28, 2019

Ebony is the 2019 recipient of the WonderRoot Focus Fellowship, awarded to the recipient of the annual Arbes Award, an artist working at the intersection of art and social change.


Ebony Blanding is a writer and filmmaker living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. Blanding’s work elucidates women and people of color existing in fullness cinematically. As an indie filmmaker, she has engaged in Atlanta Film Society Filmmaker-In-Residence Program and on the board of LadyFest and Eyedrum film committee. Additionally, she is allied with New Mavericks and Film Fatales Atlanta to aid in the bloom of Atlanta’s indie film community. Blanding uses moving pictures and narratives as ascensions to glorify black renaissance and believes the creation of complex and beautifully simplistic characters of color in film are an artistic act of activism.