Art + Design
Undergraduate degree, Visual Art
Terence Nance is a Northeastern alumnus, writer, artist, and director known for his film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty and the series Random Acts of Flyness on HBO.
Terence Nance studied visual art while at Northeastern. It was in this context that he started working on his first film, which would be later incorporated into An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, incorporated several different art styles, from animation to puppetry, in a story about Nance and his friendship – and almost relationship – with Namik Minter. In addition to writing and filming the movie, Nance also wrote the music.
Nance went on to create Random Acts of Flyness for Time Warner’s story incubator 150, which led to a full pilot for HBO. The first season, comprising six episodes, was described by Filmmaker magazine as an “uncategorizable blend of urban fantasia, bracing political satire, loopy comedy, art installation and superior mixtape.” Nance continues to work in different mediums, directing music videos, co-writing Space Jam: A New Legacy and writing and directing several episodes of season 2 of Random Acts of Flyness.