Bellagio Residents/

Elissa Blount Moorhead

August 2023 Cohort

Bellagio Residency: August 2023

Project: “Quitting America: Explorations in Black Fugitivity”

Elissa Blount Moorhead is an award-winning artist and visual storyteller exploring the poetics of quotidian Black life. She is a recipient of the Sundance Institute | Comedy Central Comedy Fellowship, USA Artist Fellowship, Saul Zaentz Innovation Fellowship, Ford Foundation/Just Films/Fellowship, The Baker Award, and the Creative Capital Award. She is also the creator of fiftyTWO, an episodic dramedy developed at the 2020 Sundance Episodic Lab. Elissa came to Bellagio in August 2023 to work on a surrealist multi-channel film installation that explores the African American expat movements and the context that fuels them.