A genius behind and in front of the camera, Karena Evans is an actor, director, and filmmaker from Toronto. She's the mastermind behind Drake's star-studded music video for "Nice For What" — among other videos from the rapper — as well as SZA's "Garden." In 2018, she became the first woman to win the Prism Prize's Lipsett Award for her innovative projects. That same year, her work on Drake's "God's Plan" video gave her the merits of best director at the Much Music Video Awards and video of the year at the BET Awards. She was honored again at the 2019 BET Awards, earning the title of video director of the year.
Recently, she worked with Coldplay on the optics for their song "Everyday Life." Visiting four countries and taking seven days to shoot, Karena captured a stunning delineation of a world filled with rich cultures and communities. Additionally, she directed an episode of Starz's show P-Valley, which is set to premiere this Summer.
Where to follow: @karenaevans