The deep love of character study that powers all Hope's performances also draws her toward writing/directing. She creates empathetic yet unflinching genre-benders that blur the lines between hero and villain. and reflect our complex world.


An award-winning playwright and filmmaker, Hope's collaborative attitude and tenacious spirit drive her to forge the caliber of roles, both on and off screen, she wishes existed for women in the industry.

Hope founded Brackish Films in 2016 with the mission to create challenging opportunities for underrepresented artists in the South.

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