2023 Chicken & Egg Award Recipient



Angela Tucker looking directly at the camera and smiling. She is wearing a denim jacket, a turquoise shirt, and purple and brown crocheted dreads. Black and white portraitAngela Tucker (she/her) is an Emmy® and Webby-winning filmmaker working in scripted and unscripted film and television. Her recent work includes NYT Critic’s Pick Belly of the Beast (dir. Erika Cohn); Webby winning branded series in collaboration with REI Co-Op Studios The Trees Remember and A New Orleans Noel’, a Lifetime holiday film starring Patti LaBelle. Past directorial work includes All Skinfolk, Ain’t Kinfolk, a documentary short that aired on PBS’ Reel South; Black Folk Don’t, a documentary web series featured in Time Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life”, and (A)sexual, a feature-length documentary about people who experience no sexual attraction that streamed on Netflix and Hulu. Her documentaries in production are The Inquisitor, about political icon Barbara Jordan and Steam (working title), about ancient and alternative health treatments spanning the globe. 

She was a Sundance Institute Women Filmmakers Initiative Fellow, and a recipient of Firelight Media’s inaugural William Greaves Fund. Angela is the Founder of TuckerGurl Inc, a boutique production company, and holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University. She is passionate about stories that highlight underrepresented communities in unconventional ways and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

The Inquisitor

As the US was reeling from the potential impeachment of Richard Nixon, Barbara Jordan–the first Black woman elected to Congress from the South—emerged to ask What does it mean to be Black and patriotic in a divided America?