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Lendl Tellington

Lendl Tellington

2021 MediaMaker Fellows
Headshot: Lendl Tellington, Director of ...that's why He made momma, 2021 BAVC MediaMaker Fellow

Lendl Tellington

2021 MediaMaker Fellows

Lendl is a versatile storyteller working across film, photography, journalism, and experiential art.

His practice centers the subversion of aesthetic traditions to more accurately depict the nuance within our experiences. He hones in on the seemingly humdrum existence behind popular history and present moment as means to contextualize the contributions of marginalized communities. 

 

...that’s why He made my momma 

In America, owning a home is the universal symbol of legacy. But what happens when you lose that home?

When their matriarch becomes ill, a filmmaker and his sister turn the camera on four generations of their family. As the siblings sift through memories and history, they must reimagine their  family's legacy after America’s latest recession.