TED MELFI, WRITER/DIRECTOR
Sloan Grant Won:
2016, Science in Cinema Prize, San Francisco Film Society
Project Type: Feature
Length: 126 minutes
Field of Science: Space Science
Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial line and inspired generations.
Ted Melfi is an American screenwriter, film director and producer. In 2016, Melfi wrote, directed and co-produced Hidden Figures, for which he received Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.