Shauntay Cherry

is an independent filmmaker from Brooklyn, NY who serves as president of Heart of David Pictures (HODP).  HODP is a video production company that produces “cinematherapy”; spiritually-themed films that combine counseling with fine art to promote emotional/ spiritual healing and growth.  Cherry, who holds a BS and MS from Syracuse University in Television, Radio, & Film and Media Management, respectively, started HODP with a clear goal in mind; to “transcend the lines of a niche market and bring the human experience from a spiritual perspective to the mainstream audience”.  


Cherry’s films differ from projects currently in the market due to her unapologetic approach to truth.  She describes her content as being “raw, real and past the pretense often associated with religion”.  This theme is evident in her body of work which includes the short films, In the Garden (award-winning film at Kingdomwood Film Fest 2008), The Abortionist, STD, The Lady Killer, and her latest short film, Just Another Part of Me, which screened with 9 film festivals around the country.