Phillip Youmans

Born in 2000, Phillip Youmans is a New Orleans filmmaker now based in New York City. His latest short film, Nairobi, made with Solange Knowles’ creative agency Saint Heron, and his latest documentary about Jon Batiste and the Stay Human band, will premiere this year. Burning Cane, starring Wendell Pierce, is Phillip’s feature-length debut and has its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25.


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What It Means to Humanize

By Phillip Youmans | April 24, 2019

What It Means to Humanize

The 19-year-old writer-director of Burning Cane on how his experiences with religion and the Black Panthers shaped his views on life and art.