M. Asli Dukan


M. Asli Dukan is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist who works primarily in the genres of speculative fiction as a subversive and liberatory artistic practice. She has screened at numerous film festivals around the country including, the Newark International Film Festival, the Imagenation Film and Music Festival, the Langston Hughes Film Festival and the Blackstar Film Festival. In 2017, her mixed-media, augmented-reality installation, the “Resistance Time Portal”, which centered Black radicalism in a futuristic narrative, made its debut in the Distance≠Time exhibition at the Icebox Project Space. She has been the recipient of several grants, awards and fellowships, including a 2016 Transformation Award from the Leeway Foundation, a 2016 NBPC 360 fellowship from Black Public Media, a 2018 Philadelphia Independent Media Finishing Fund and a 2018 Flaherty Seminar fellowship. In 2018, she completed Resistance: the battle of philadelphia, a near-future web series about a community’s struggle against surveillance and state violence. She is in post-production on Invisible Universe, a documentary about Black creators in speculative fiction and in development on the anthology horror film based on the book, Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson. She holds an MFA from the City University of New York and currently resides in Philadelphia.


Skin Folk | feature anthology wip | teaser trailer

Skin Folk is an anthology horror film in development based on the work of award winning SF writer, Nalo Hopkinson. The project is being produced by M. Asli Dukan of Mizan Media Productions. In conjunction with Miguel Jerez, Ms. Dukan will also be directing one of the three shorts that make up the feature length project. This teaser trailer includes the cinematography of Olive Demetrius, sound by Andrea Williams, the wardrobe design of Joanne Petit-Frere and the make up and special effect make up of Marisha Roxanne Scott.

Producer | Director: M. Asli Dukan
Editor (trailer): Miguel Jerez