Wyatt is a filmmaker and photographer living in Rockaway Beach, New York, and is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. She is a member of the Sublime Frequencies collective. She directed, produced, shot and edited Staring Into the Sun (2011), a feature documentary, 136-page Polaroid book, and CD of field recordings about tribal music and culture in Ethiopia, that was released by Sublime Frequencies in the summer of 2011. Her second feature-length film is about two religious pilgrimages in Haiti, The Pierced Heart and The Machete (2012). She recently collaborated with Bitchin Bajas (members of Cave) for a Vinyl/DVD release, Vibraquatic (2012), which included 3 films she made to correspond to their music. She was also a videographer for the experimental documentary, Below the Brain (2011), which explores the West Indies day celebrations in Brooklyn.
Wyatt’s other films include two documentary shorts, several music videos, and some animations. She also co-produced Treebop a children’s television show on CAT3 TV in Columbia, Missouri. Her films have been featured at the Milano Film Festival in Italy, the Picknick Im Kino Film Festival in Hamburg, the All Tomorrow’s Festival in England, the Arnhem Mode Biennale in the Netherlands and the True/False Film Festival in Missouri. She has also screened at the Barbican in London and her work has also been published in National Geographic, Capricious, Spin, Slate, Famous Magazine, Multimedia Muse, Tiny Vices, Elle and XLR8R.
The Pierced Heart & The Machete is a film exploring two Haitian Vodou religious pilgrimages that take place each year in mid-July. The first pilgrimage is for Èzili Dantò, Vodou goddess of love, art, and passion. Worshipers from all over the world descend upon the town of Ville-Bonheur, in the southwest region of Haiti, to worship, celebrate, and bathe in the sacred waterfall, where Dantò resides. The second pilgrimage is for Dantòs’ husband Ogoun, Voudou god of war, iron, and healing. His pilgrimage takes place at the end of July and is in the northern part of Haiti in the town of Plaine du Nord. Practitioners bathe in a mud pool and make sacrifices for Ogoun. The film explores through worship and celebration the similarities of each pilgrimage and the varying characteristics of these two spirits.