Lagueria Davis (2019) Lagueria Davis graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2007 with a BFA in Media Art. Since graduating, Davis has established herself as an award-winning filmmaker. “Maid of Dishonor,” a feature she co-wrote was a 2016 Nicholls Fellowship Quarter-Finalist, was a quarter finalist in the 2015 WeScreenplay Competitions. In addition, Davis has had four scripts place in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition: her feature “This Is Not A Love Story,” her short “Light In Dark Places,” and in 2018, Davis had two scripts place.
In 2018, Davis shot “Light In Dark Places,” which is currently on the film festival circuit, having won best short film at 2019 ClexaCon Film Festival. Recently, Davis was selected as a 2019 BAVC Media Maker Fellow with her current project in development, “Black Barbie: A Documentary.” In her spare time, Davis moonlights as a Line Producer for commercials, branded content, shorts, and feature films. Currently, Davis resides in LA where she’s on the board of the Alliance of Women Directors.
As a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow, Lagueria will continue working on “Black Barbie: A Documentary,” which charts the rise of the most iconic girl toy brand of all time and the 21-year struggle for the first Black Barbie, through the eyes of her aunt, Beulah Mae Mitchell, who spent 45 years working at Mattel.