Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani Mentor on Project Greenlight


All ten episodes of the Max Original docuseries PROJECT GREENLIGHT debut THURSDAY, JULY 13. Executive produced by Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Issa Rae and produced by HOORAE, Alfred Street Industries, 3 Arts Entertainment and Miramax Television, this season features selected director Meko Winbush, showcasing her journey making the feature film GRAY MATTER, produced by CatchLight Studios, which will premiere on Max on the same day.

A reinvention of the critically acclaimed original Miramax Television and HBO series, PROJECT GREENLIGHT focuses on the next generation of talented female filmmakers who are given the chance to direct a feature film. Executive Producer Issa Rae along with Kumail Nanjiani and Gina Prince-Bythewood serve as mentors throughout the season. PROJECT GREENLIGHT pulls back the curtain on the filmmaking process from start to finish, offering a unique, 360-look into selected director Meko Winbush’s experience as she directs her first feature film, GRAY MATTER.

Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Montrel McKay, Sara Rastogi, Jax Clark, Meko Winbush, Jeanette Volturno, Yolanda T. Cochran and Celia Khong.

The science fiction thriller directed by Meko Winbush centers on Ayla and her daughter Aurora, who both possess superhuman abilities. As Ayla attempts to train Aurora how to navigate these abilities, a tragic incident finds Aurora in control of her fate, and forces Ayla to confront the truth of her past.

GRAY MATTER cast: Jessica Frances Dukes, Mia Isaac and Garret Dillahunt.

More From LATF USA

Scroll to Top