Nehemiah Saycsar Fleurima
My name is Saycsar Fleurima and I am a filmmaker and singer based in San Francisco. My mom tells me this story of when I was a kid and she took me to see a play that her friend was stage managing, she asked me what I thought and my first response was "I want to be a producer". It's really something I've wanted to do since as far back as I can remember. I always loved performing and creating and was /still a very curious person. Evolving from music videos to longer scripted narratives, characters and how they interact with their relationships and environments really interest me - I want to immerse people. I try to bring my own life experiences, callbacks to history/culture, social/political critique into surreal and sensual settings set to some great music!
I am continuously inspired at home with my family and friends. Although my biggest inspirations- George Michael, Alexander McQueen, and Prince are dead - I’d want to be the kind of artist they’d want to collaborate with. Filmwise, I love Alejandro Innuarto, Aranofsky, David LaChapelle, Romaneck, Jake Gyllenhall, The Fifth Element, Moonlight. I try to challenge people to feel something, see something in a new way, or think deeply. I hope my work in the future breaks from normative narratives of the straight, white, christian man and becomes more elaborate in themes, sets, and characters.