DeMane’s experience as a writer and director affords her the rare understanding of both sides of the commercial, television and film production process. She observes and listens. This brings enormous depth to her work whether with real people or actors.
Recently Ava DuVernay (Director of SELMA, 13TH, A WRINKLE IN TIME) asked DeMane to direct episodes of her groundbreaking television series, Queen Sugar. DeMane’s episode (206) airs July 19 and episode (215) airs October 18th on OWN- The Oprah Winfrey Network.
Both of DeMane’s feature length films premiered In Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Her second, LIFT (starring Kerry Washington) was nominated for two IFC Spirit Awards, purchased by the Showtime Network and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. DeMane encourages you to call her some time, as her personal mission is Bringing The Phone Call Back.