ronnie braithwaite, b. 1995,
based in atlanta, georgia, USA
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Ronnie Braithwaite (he/they) graduated Cum Laude in the Spring of 2017 from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, studying marketing and motion pictures. Upon graduating from college, Ronnie wrote and produced the eleven-time award-winning film, Woke. As a Spring 2020 MBA graduate from Clark Atlanta University, Ronnie is a product manager and subject matter expert on DEI topics including Anti-Racism, Ally Skills, Interpersonal & Systemic Bias, Inclusive Communication, Inclusive People Management, Inclusive Hiring & Interviewing, Giving & Receiving Feedback, Inclusive Culture Building, Disability Inclusion, and LGBTQIA+ Inclusion. As an independent documentary filmmaker, he is committed to creating narratives that inspire introspection that leads to self-growth and empowerment for marginalized black communities. In the fall of 2021, Ronnie made his directorial debut with the film, Bipolart. His films highlight stories about reconciling with internalized oppression connected to race (Woke, 2017), mental illness (Bipolart, 2022), and gender identity (He They, 2023).
Novella Film Festival Official Selection
NYC Mental Health Film Festival Official Selection
Miami Filmgate NOLA 2018- "Best Film"
Sidewalk Film Festival 2018 - "Programmers' Choice"
Key West Film Festival 2018 - "Best Narrative Student Film"
University of Miami Canes Film Festival 2018 Awards
"Best Actor" - The Entire Cast of Woke
"Best Sound Design" - Juan Ramiro Torres Tapia
"Best Original Music" - Avery Blake Schwartz
"Best Editing" - Ronnie Braithwaite
"Best Cinematography" - David Liz
"Best Producing" - Ronnie Braithwaite
"Best Directing" - Kimberly Aleah"Best Undergraduate Advanced Film"