Channing Godfrey Peoples
Channing is a student in the MFA program at The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USC), studying directing. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, she received a degree in Theater Arts from Baylor University that inspired her love of working with actors. After teaching theater and filmmaking to young people, she entered the graduate program at USC.
At USC, Channing was awarded the opportunity to direct a short form documentary, entitled Carry Me Home, about the celebratory aspects of African-American Funeral Traditions. Carry Me Home has most recently screened at The Texas Black Film Festival, as well as USC’s First Look Film Festival. She is also the director of the short fiction film, Kaleidoscope, accepted into the Brown University Film Festival. She is currently at work on her thesis film entitled, Red.
Director: Carry Me Home
For over two centuries, African-American funeral homes have passed down an untold, elaborate tradition of burying the dead in grand flair. Carry Me Home, a short documentary, witnesses this tradition touch one widow’s life. video