THE YOUNG OSCAR MICHEAUX (Based on true Events)

Directed by: J.D. Walker


J.D. Walker


J.D. Walker is a director, writer, producer, and teacher who won the
Sundance Film Festival Pitching Contest for her second feature film about Oscar Micheaux. The biopic will be produced by Monica R. Cooper and Preston L. Holmes (Malcolm X, 1992). She has been featured in The Huffington Post, Shadow and Act (IndieWire) and countless other magazines about her first feature called The Postwoman. Walker has a B.A. in Drama from S.F. State and a Ph.D. in African American Literature from Howard. She teaches film on the college level and can be reached



In 1918, Oscar Micheaux became the first independent Black director to produce a feature length film. He was also the first Black director to a produce a talkie. During a span of nearly three decades, Micheaux produced over 40 feature length films and wrote over 7 novels. “The Young Oscar Micheaux” is a short film is produced in advance of a biopic about Micheaux, which celebrates his life, achievements, and journey to get his feature films distributed in the racist south.
Written, produced, and directed by Sundance pitching contest winner, J.D. Walker, “The Young Oscar Micheaux” is about a courageous and fiercely determined boy desires to make race movies after witnessing the brutal lynching of his people after Emancipation. 


TWITTER: @MicheauxMovie
STARRING: Akili Moree and Ike Uzoma