Nia Fairweather is an award-winning Actress (The Roe Effect, Paralysis), Writer and Producer of OORDEEL, the viral filmic adaptation of her acclaimed monologue of the same name whose work has been featured at the Cannes Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, UrbanWorld Film Festival, Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival and BlackStar Film Fest; on HBO, Nickelodeon, Cinemax, CBS, AspireTV, BET, Centric and Creative Control.
Nia employs awareness, empathy and vision to write and perform impactful stories that take audiences on poignant journeys through critical social issues; from prostitution in Thailand in 'My Thai', the scars of childhood abandonment in 'Mommie Dearest' and homelessness in ‘Sparrow’.
Currently, Nia is developing New Amsterdam, the feature film adaptation of OORDEEL and gearing up for the launch of UNTITLED, a short story series.
A firm believer in the importance of giving back and community, Nia is a volunteer and supporter of A People’s Concern (formerly LAMP Arts), an arts studio and creativity center serving LA’s Skid Row community, GLIDE’s Meal Program, United Way’s HomeWalk to end homelessness and in 2016 founded OCTO Collective, a group of creatives whose mission is to foster community through thought provoking projects, conversations and experiences.
As recipient of the 2016-2017 Creative Arts Practice Fellow at Omi Gallery @Impact Hub Oakland, Nia assisted with the production and installation of ‘Surviving Pending Revolution: Comrade Sisters’, ‘The Nasty Women Oakland’ and various artist’s exhibits and events.