is an award-winning filmmaker and LMU film professor who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Skinner wrote and directed four short films: Chimera, The Last Supper, Obscured, and Nigger, while studying film at USC School of Cinematic Arts. His sixth film, La Tierra Del Exodo, played in over 90 festivals worldwide and garnered a ton of awards and Best Screenplay, and Best Short Film. His seventh film, Frank Embree, took home the Grand Jury Award at the 2018 Hollyshorts Film Festival. His eighth film, Nightmares by the Sea, premiered at the Art Film Festival in Cannes. His ninth film, Things of Beauty Burn is on the festival circuit and his tenth film, The Sleeping Negro is set to be released in 2021.