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Cydney Fisher grew up on a small farm in Middlesex, Virginia. She and her younger brother would spend their days climbing trees, picking grapes and running through cornfields. In high school, she soon realized that she no longer belonged in her small hometown. Her mother always emphasized the importance of higher education and taught her to be fearless. At the age of 18, Cydney moved to Atlanta to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies at Spelman College. While an undergraduate student, she delved into photography and film, and made a few short films and a documentary about women of color and their experiences with online dating. One of her teachers encouraged her to apply to film school, and a year later she did. In her short time at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Cydney has enjoyed learning how to perfect the art of storytelling. She recently co-wrote a 546 film, Beads, which was produced by USC in the fall of 2016. In addition, she recently finished producing another 546 film this spring entitled A Craftsman. As a filmmaker, Cydney believes that USC is the perfect space for her to form a sturdy foundation for her future.

 

 

 

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