BLACK HOLLYWOOD: THEY'VE GOTTA HAVE US
"Simon Fredrick’s Black Hollywood: They've Gotta Have Us (BBC Two) was full of such telling, pungent anecdotes"
“Simon Frederick’s look at black cinema continues to be the most interesting documentary on television.”
“It’s enraging, informative, and really worth your time.”
"It's a truly invigorating hour."
“The only negative about this episode of film-maker Simon Frederick’s outstanding series about black talent in the film industry, is that it’s the final one”
“Simon Frederick retains the elegantly lit interview set-up of his preview series Black is the New Black for this stirring history of black artists in cinema”
“Simon Frederick’s outstanding series”
“Simon Frederick’s masterful series”
"Frederick carefully picks apart the black cinematic experience. The result is both celebratory and sobering"
“This series makes you want to seek out many great films again – or for the first time.”
“…black movie-makers are finally approaching the recognition they deserve. But it’s been a hard-won struggle, as Simon Frederick’s powerful series records.”
“Pushing the boundaries: Simon Frederick shines a light on black cinema and its stars calling the shots in a new BBC docu-series”
“Black film-makers realized they didn’t need the permission or approval of the industry,” - Simon Frederick
"Black and brown people can and do equal box office. There are several films now that have proved that people of colour [can succeed] both critically and financially" - David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo & Simon Frederick full interview here.
THE HUFFINGTON POST
“When I was growing up, there were people that I admired who looked like me, who were achieving, that were inspirational to me and others. I couldn’t understand why their achievements were not being recognized on a national level, on an institutional level. So, I wanted to do something about it.” - Simon Frederick
Simon Frederick full interview here.