Tuesday, February 20, 2018

28 Black Women Horror Filmmakers: Somica Spratley


Originally from Virginia, Somica Spratley now resides & works as a makeup artist in Birmingham, Alabama. Though mostly self-taught, she has received training from MAC Cosmetics, Ryder Makeup Labs, private instruction and continuing education in special makeup effects. She was featured as a beauty editor in Prysm Magazine, has contributed to numerous local films and music videos and is seasonally employed for events like Birmingham’s coveted Witches' Ball. In addition to makeup artistry, Somica studies film & media production and made her directorial debut at the 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival with her short film, Altschmerz which would go on to win Best Editing at the 2016/2017 Stormy Weather Horror Fest. As of September 2017, Somica is one of the elite who holds membership with The Unions Local 798 for makeup artists & hair stylists and strives to further develop her aesthetic as a genre-focused artist. (Source)


Altschmerz (2016)

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