Myself When I am Real

Mason Film Lab Myself When I Am Real, Spring 2017

Producing student Katy Crain with director, Nefertite Nguvu. Photo: William Dickson
Producing student Katy Crain with director, Nefertite Nguvu. Photo: William Dickson


A man and a woman see a therapist together in a last ditch effort to save their marriage. Their story has wider implications. Written and directed by Nefertite Nguvu.

Nefertite Nguvu, Director

Nefertite Nguvu
Nefertite Nguvu

Nefertite Nguvu is a graduate of New York's School of Visual Arts, where she obtained a B.F.A. in Film. Nefertite has written, produced and directed the feature In the Morning (Audience Award - Best Feature, Urbanworld) and several narrative shorts: I Want You, The End of Winter, and Myself When I am Real for the Mason Film Lab, and The Last Two Lovers at the End of the World for the AT&T Hello Film Lab.

Nefertite directed a ten-part web series featuring Queen Latifah for Cover Girl and Flavor Unit Entertainment entitled U.N.I.T.Y. Re-Ignited, Love Star, a mini music documentary, as well as an eight-part web series entitled Black America Again featuring Academy Award winning musician/actor Common for Universal Music and Freedom Road Productions.

In the Morning was also recognized with the award for Best International Film at the Terra Di Siena Film Festival in Italy, Best Narrative Feature at the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, and Best Feature Film and Best Overall at the Bronzelens Film Festival in Atlanta.

Awards and Festivals

Best Short Fiction Film, Newark Black Film Festival - Paul Robeson Award
Terra di Sienna Film Festival, Sienna Italy
Urbanworld Film Festival, New York, NY
Bronze Lens Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
BlackStar Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA
Black Harvest Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Rome Africa Film Festival, Rome, Italy

Behind-the-scenes video of working on Myself When I am Real