about dream hampton

dream hampton is an award-winning filmmaker and writer from Detroit. Her most recent work, “Surviving R. Kelly”, Lifetime Television (2019), broke ratings records and had wide and far-reaching impact.

hampton's film and tv credits include: Executive Producer: “Surviving R. Kelly”, Lifetime TV (2019), “Finding Justice”, BET (2019), “It’s A Hard Truth Ain’t It”, HBO (2019), “The Burial of Kojo” (2018). Director: "Treasure: From Tragedy to Transjustice, Mapping a Detroit Story" (2015); Director: "Black August" (2010); Director: "I AM ALI" (2002); Co-Executive Producer: "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty", Netlfix (2013); Co-Producer: "BET Black Girls Rock" (2010-2015), "BET Honors Awards" (2010-2015), "Behind the Music: Notorious B.I.G." (1999, Emmy), Associate Producer: "The Russian Winter" (2012). She directed the music video “QueenS” for TheeSatisfaction which NPR named one of the most stylish music videos of 2012.

Since 1990 hampton’s articles and essays have been published in more than a dozen anthologies and in newspapers and magazines including, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Detroit News and NPR. In 2010, she collaborated with Shawn Carter on the New York Times bestseller, “Decoded”.

hampton was a 2014 Kresge Artist Fellow and was the 2015 Visiting Artist at Stanford University's Institute for Diversity in the Arts where she taught "From Moments to Movements; New Media, New Narratives” a course on 21st century activism and organizing.