Stefon Bristol
NationalityAmerican
Alma materMorehouse College, New York University
OccupationFilm director and screenwriter

Stefon Bristol is an American film director and screenwriter. He co-wrote and directed the Netflix time travel film, See You Yesterday, in 2019.[1] Bristol studied at New York University's Graduate Film program, under mentor Spike Lee, who helped produce his debut feature.[2] Bristol also acted as an assistant to Lee, while Lee was filming Black KkKlansman.[3] Bristol originally shot See You Yesterday as a short, for his thesis film, before expanding it into a feature film.[3] It took five years to complete the film.[4] Bristol received nominations for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay (with Fredica Bailey) at the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards.[5] Bristol and Bailey won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and thanked Lee in their acceptance speech.[6]

References

  1. ^ O'Falt, Chris (2019-05-06). "Spike Lee Trashed This Filmmaker's NYU Short, Then Produced His First Netflix Feature". IndieWire. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  2. ^ Ransome, Noel (2019-05-15). "Spike Lee Hated This Director's Short, But Produced His Netflix Feature Film". Vice. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  3. ^ a b Grobar, Matt (2019-05-01). "'See You Yesterday' Director Stefon Bristol On Spike Lee's Mentorship & His Message To Netflix Haters: "Y'all Crazy" — Tribeca Studio". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Spike Lee protégé puts time-travel spin on Black Lives Matter in 'See You Yesterday' trailer". EW.com. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  5. ^ "2020 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations announced: See the full list". EW.com. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  6. ^ "Spirit Awards: 'See You Yesterday' Writers Thank Spike Lee for Best First Screenplay Win". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-02-10.