Paige Wood is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer. Since the start of her freelance career in ‘18, Paige has worked across a variety of different genres and mediums, from film and animation to video games and even children’s books, with nearly all projects rooted in the intersection of race and place in an attempt to address the same question: “how can we use narrative to subvert perspectives on what we are told is inevitable, fixed, or cannot be changed?” Paige’s approach to moving image and media-making is an ever-evolving framework shaped by working and learning in community with fellow BIPOC creatives, peoples of lived experience, and grassroots organizations to create transformational and engaging media.
Currently, Paige serves as the Supervising Producer for the Rise-Home Stories Project, which features over five radical change, narrative-shifting multimedia projects supported by The Ford Foundation, in addition to serving as an adjunct instructor at Wayne State University. Paige is a 2020 Kresge Artist Fellow, an alumni of Firelight Media’s 2018-2019 Impact Producer Cohort, as well as a 2019 Sundance Institute | Knight Foundation Program fellow.
Based in Detroit and working worldwide, Paige is inspired by the surreal, the all too real, and the trying times of early adulthood. As a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and animated storytelling, the guiding thought behind Paige’s own creative work is, “weird shit doesn’t just happen to white people.”