The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) is pleased to recognize Lawrence Green, filmmaker and founder of Time Traveling Media, as the January 2013 Filmmaker of the Month. Lawrence has directed and produced a number of short films, music videos, and documentaries and is currently working on a feature length documentary set to be released this year.
Lawrence founded Time Traveling Media Inc. in 2010 to produce thought provoking, visually stimulating, and empowering films and videos for a diverse audience. The first project he produced, “My View + You?”, is a short experimental narrative about how perceptions impact attitudes and behaviors in local communities. Lawrence also created a short film about his family’s trip to South Africa titled “Our Journey to South Africa.” Both projects were screened in many locations in the D.C. area including the Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center, the 1st Annual Anacostia Film Festival, and the Community Harvest Festival in Columbia Heights.
Before founding Time Traveling Media, Lawrence held video production and television programming positions at various companies including the Public Broadcasting Service, Prince George’s County Community College, Murray Hill Productions, and The Feedroom (now KIT Digital).
In 2012, Lawrence Green was selected as a Federal City Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Emerging Artist where he showcased a preview version of his newest project, “Kinks, Locs, and Love” to a packed house at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The preview version of "Kinks" had an international debut at St. Kitts and Nevis and The University of West Indies. “Kinks” is a feature length documentary currently in production that explores the natural hair community primarily in the D.C. metropolitan area. The documentary features women describing their natural hair journey, entrepreneurs catering to women with natural hair, and natural hair web enthusiasts.
In addition to completing "Kinks," Lawrence is currently expanding his photography portfolio, creating videos for clients, writing his next short film titled “The Edge”, and visualizing his next feature length documentary project. Lawrence is a member of the International Documentary Association, DC Advocates for the Arts, and the Television, Internet, and Video Association of Washington, DC Inc. He currently lives in ward 8 of the District of Columbia.
The DC Film Office launched the Filmmaker of the Month initiative to feature a District-based filmmaker who exemplifies the vast amount of talent and creativity based here in the nation’s capital. The Filmmaker of the Month initiative is part of its mission to elevate the national and international profile of the city’s most talented filmmakers. Previous filmmakers honored include Doubleback Productions founder Adrena Ifill, “The Woodmans” director of photography Neil Barrett, Video/Action founder Robin Smith, and “Sankofa” producer Shirikiana Aina.
You can visit the Filmmaker of the Month section to learn more about Lawrence and previous Filmmaker of the Month recipients.