15 min  |  English  |  Drama

Chanel Dupree

“Shoulders” follows the story of Monica, a 21 year old young woman battling a toxic relationship with her mother, and the home she creates within her best friend, Jade. Sometimes the hands that lift you up, aren’t always the ones who raised you.




Chanel Dupree is a 24 year old filmmaker and poet from Brooklyn,NY. Chanel attended Medgar Evers College in which she double majored in Mass Communication and Women’s Studies. Chanel has performed and taught workshops at the United Nations, Yale University, Saint John Fisher college and many more. Chanel’s workshops centers around developing multi layered characters, black girlhood and cultural appropriation. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post. Chanel premiered her first short film, “Shoulders” in May of this year, in which she wrote and directed. Chanel’s passion is to create art that reflects and shines a light on the lives of those who voices are usually silenced. To not only make it a trend but a reality, that everyone deserves to see themselves represented in the most honest light possible, in media and in life.