Terrance Daye

Filmmaker / Poet


Terrance Daye is an award winning poet and filmmaker from Long Island, New York. His creative work reimagines traditional representations of black masculinity and male identity and invests strongly in destigmatizing mental illness within the black community. Terrance received his Bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College and his Master’s in Fine Arts in filmmaking at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Terrance is a two-time Spike Lee Production Fund recipient and a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow. His film, THE COLORED HOSPITAL: A VISUAL POEM, was shortlisted for the 44th Student Academy Awards. His most recent film project, SHIP: A VISUAL POEM was awarded a Short Film Jury Award for U.S. Fiction at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.