MFA in Film

Terence Nance / Faculty

Terence Nance, VCFA Film Program

Terence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He comes from a family of artists. Terence studied visual art and his practice includes installation, performance, music, and moving images. Terence makes music under the name Terence Etc. The music draws on influences like Stevie Wonder, Kronos Quartet, Dilla, Leadbelly, and Thelonius Monk. 

His first feature film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, is an IFP Narrative lab alumnus and premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The album of the same title was released with the film in 2013. The film has garnered Terence recognition from Filmmaker Magazine, where he was selected as one of the 25 new faces of independent film. Oversimplification… also won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” The film has since been aquired for theatrical distribution by Variance film and premiered in theaters in April of 2013, and was followed by a DVD and Digital release by Cinema Guild.

In addition to his personal work, Terence is also an accomplished music video director having collaborated on short films and music videos with Blitz the Ambassador, Cody ChesnuTT, and Pharoahe Monch to name a few. Terence currently resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn – along with the rest of The Swarm and is currently developing his sophomore feature, The Lobbyist.

View Terence's gallery of work