Nzingha Stewart was born in Brooklyn, raised in Atlanta and lives in LA. So it makes sense that she has the perfect blend of hustler spirit, southern charm and schmoozing skills. The NYU-grad used all three while interning at Def Jam and worked her ass off when she found her niche in music videos. She went on to direct videos for Erykah Badu, Missy Elliot, Jay Z, and Kanye West to name a few.

Fast forward a decade and Stewart has added to her resume directing and producing for Kevin Hart, executive producing Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, and most recently, writing and directing With This Ring starring Eve, Regina Hall, Jill Scott, and Brooklyn Sudano. The film shotcaller took a moment between projects to share her creative process and favorite movie scenes with HANNAH. She officially our fave, till death do us part.