The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers-West (BAD West) was formed in July of 2003 as a collective of documentary filmmakers of African descent working and residing on the West Coast. Since its inception we have continually held monthly general meetings providing industry speakers, information on resources for production, funding sources, festivals, and distribution; as well as screening works-in-progress and completed docs for feedback and discussion. Our members are diverse in experience, and range from recent film-school grads to experienced documentary filmmakers with award-winning features produced for major broadcast outlets.
Angela is a native of Detroit, Michigan, with more than three decades in the Entertainment Industry, and has covered the roles of producer, actor, writer and director. Most recently Straight Outta Compton. Gibbs joins the cast of Black Jesus, created by Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks) and Director, Mike Clattenburg, (Trailer Park Boys). In addition, Gibbs is a recurring character on ABC Family's, The Fosters and led the cast in the spin off Web series, Girls United. An acting coach and teacher, Gibbs' client list is impressive. She is most proud of her work with Oscar winning director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Gibbs coached for Mr. Inarritu on both his films, Birdman and The Revenant. While attending the American Film Institute, Gibbs cast a second year film that won an Academy Award nomination, Last Breeze of Summer. She also received AFI's Mary Pickford scholarship for directing. In 1998, Gibbs traveled to Ghana and directed the documentary, Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win, in support of the Ghanaian Woman's Empowerment Movement. Again the film was short-listed for the Academy nod and was the opening night piece for the Pan African Film Festival. Gibbs is working on two feature films she will direct.
International Documentary Association (IDA)
California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators
Education is a Civil Right Committee