Chicago — At only 15 years old, Addison Belhomme has already co-directed a documentary, “One Step at A Time”, worked as a videographer with Chance the Rapper’s Social Works, and was a guest speaker for Michelle Obama’s Get Her There campaign, all while running her own business.
Belhomme is a Haitian American who grew up on the South Side. When she was younger, she put on plays and shows for her family and was involved in many things dealing with the arts. She’s always had a love for the arts, especially acting.
During the pandemic, when the world was shutting down, Belhomme realized she also had a love for film. When her in-person activities, such as her acting classes, were canceled, she began to try other things that might pique her interest, and film snatched her attention. It was around this time that she started making videos for art classes and took a block cinema class. From there, she began her business, Director’s Eye.
Meet Addison Belhomme, a student I met in Chicago last year with big dreams of becoming a filmmaker.
I hope you’ll check it out: pic.twitter.com/HHDuGDkcp2
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) October 20, 2022
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