filmmaker + musicmaker + writer

Whew, chile! Im making creative cornbread meant to nourish, honor, and amplify the souls of black folks in the South.

About

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                                                  zaire "zyyear" love

Zaire Love is a multi-disciplinary artist, filmmaker, TEDx speaker, and entrepreneur from Memphis, TN. Her work is an ode to being black and southern in America because the black South has always had meaningful “cornbread” to share. Her mission is to honor and amplify the stories and voices of the Black South. 

She is a graduate of Spelman College, Houston Baptist University, and the University of Mississippi where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from all institutions.Zaire is currently a freelance filmmaker, music maker, documentary photographer, and creative director. She recently founded the ideation and film agency, Creative Cornbread

corn•bread

knowledge, facts, and authentic art that raises the consciousness of those who partake. 

what i've been cookin' up

INDIE MEMPHIS | BLACK SCREENWRITER FELLOW | 2020

SOUTHERN DOCUMENTARY FUND | RESEARCH + DEVELOPMENT GRANT 2020

WALTER ANDERSON CURATORIAL FELLOW  2020

CROSSTOWN ARTS RESIDENCY | MEMPHIS, TN | FEBRUARY- MAY 2020  

MAGNIFYING GLASS FELLOWSHIP OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL | DECEMBER 2019  

SOUTHERN FOODWAYS ALLIANCE FILM INTERNSHIP | JUNE 2019 

GRADUATE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP | JUNE 2019 

RURAL PROJECT GRANT | INDIE GRITS | DECEMBER 2018 

BLACK CREATORS FELLOWSHIP | INDIE MEMPHIS NOVEMBER 2018 

my company

Creative Cornbread tells stories and creates experiences through film, ideation, and culture to amplify voices and messages to reach people sitting all the way in the back.