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Corey Hughes, Travis Levasseur, and Marcelline Mandeng

Born Richmond, VA 1991

200 Nam Nam

Runtime 11:50
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Experimental remake of the 1999 Robin Williams feature film comedy “Bicentennial Man”, starring Marcelline as “Nam Nam,” a robot who wanders the earth for 200 years trying to become human so they can die.

Production Credits

Collaboration between Corey Hughes, Travis Levasseur, Marcelline Mandeng.
Corey Hughes as producer, Travis Levasseur as DP, and Marcelline as Nam Nam.

Music by: Will Schore, Jared Brown, Eva Moolchan, and John Jones
Audio Mix: George Cessna
Assistant Director: Emily Bach
Costume and Set Design: Marcelline and Helen Jackson-Adams
Production Assistant: Stephanie Wallace
Extras: June Culp, Emily Bach, Lola Borovyk, Danielle Bouchard, Doug Lowell, Delayna Good, Sierra Chaladchalaem, Maggie Daviet.


Corey Hughes is a Baltimore based filmmaker creating short films and music videos floating between narrative, documentary, and experimental tendencies. His short films have screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Slamdance, Maryland Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, and Locarno Film Festival, where he was awarded the Pardi di Domani Special Jury Prize.

Travis Levasseur is a new media artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. His multimedia installations have been exhibited at Big Law Country Club in Brooklyn, NY, and Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, MD. His single-channel video work has been screened at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA, Macao Milano in Milan, IT, and the Borscht Film Festival in Miami, FL. He has received fellowships at the Elsewhere museum in Greensboro, NC, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. In his free time he likes talking to electronics about their feelings.

Marcelline Mandeng is a Cameroonian born Black trans fem multidisciplinary artist based out of West Philly. As a cultural producer, they employ a variety of media such as performance, sculpture, video, music production and writing to archive deeply transformative aspects of their personal narrative centered around unearthing the divine, a process that began as an undergraduate at the Maryland Institute College of Art back in 2015. In their community based practice, they use this archive to trigger deep internal healing in other Black trans/non-binary folks as a reminder of the spiritual dimensions imbued in this identity. They've exhibited works at Macao Milano, Italy; Karma International in LA; MoMA PS1 in New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and Headlong Studios in Philadelphia to name a few places.