Malika Weeden is a film editor, director, and image maker with both formal and on-the-job training.  With a background in cinema, dance and the fine arts, Malika injects a unique rythm and perspective into each project that she is a part of.

Malika just finished editing, A Ballerina's Tale, a feature length documentary and 2 year project about trailblazing African-American ballerina, Misty Copeland.

A Ballerina's Tale marked Malika's theatrical debut as a film editor. (IFC Films, 2015.)

The film was directed and produced by critically acclaimed author and filmmaker Nelson George who followed Copeland from a career threatening injury to her recovery. The film takes a candid look at the ballerina's stance on race, body image, and her daily life as a dancer at the elite level in the classical the ballet world.

Malika's work has appeared at film festivals, on television, in theaters and in galleries. She has directed, edited and shot music videos, short films, short documentaries (Sons of an Illustrious Father, Markéta Irglova, Marc Carroll for Bjork's One Little Indian Records). She has also co-produced and edited two short documentaries about Grammy and Tony Award winning artist, Markéta Irglova (Once) with filmmaker Zohreh Shayesteh in conjunction with her recent album release.

Malika is currently directing a music based project about the late great Cuban sonero Miguelito Cuni in collaboration with his son, Miguel Cuni, Jr who is also a musician and resides in Havana.

Malika is based Brooklyn, New York. 

For inquiries please contact:

malikaweeden@me.com