Noel Braham's Bio
NOEL BRAHAM is a writer, director, and producer who was recently nominated for two Daytime Emmy awards for his latest project, WATCHTOWER - Outstanding Special Class Directing and Outstanding Special Class Short Format Programming. A powerful dramatic short film, Watchtower follows a (homeless) veteran, turned Hollywood Blvd superhero impersonator, who tries to normalize her chaotic life, despite her strenuous living circumstances. The project was also screened at the 73rd Cannes Film Festival (Shorts Corner).
A survivor of homelessness, and stark advocate for disenfranchised communities, Noel uses his creative platform to weave elements of social justice into his work, as well as using his voice to diversify traditional landscapes into his own world view. This concept is best realized in his project, STAR WARS EXILE, which was nominated and won in the Disney/ Lucas Fan Film Awards for Best VFX and Best Choreography - an honor Noel 0holds close to his heart as an avid sci-fi junkie. You can find Star Wars Exile on StarWars.com.
Noel’s philanthropic accolades include the role as founder and co-director of the Micheaux Film Festival - a multicultural film festival that champions avant-garde and diverse independent filmmakers who create thought- provoking and entertaining content, operating outside of Hollywood’s traditional financing system. The festival is annually held at Regal Cinemas LA Live: A Barco Innovation Center, one of the most technologically advanced theaters in the country.
Still eager to give back to the industry, Noel serves as a judge for the Daytime Emmy awards as an active member of the National Television Academy.
Noel lives by the belief, “Our self-image is so powerful, it unwittingly becomes our destiny.” A quote from Oscar Micheaux and testament to Noel’s philosophy.