Shot in Los Angeles and directed by award-winning director/filmmaker, Charlie Buhler, the video takes viewers through a series of vignettes that highlight real-life Black heroes who live in and work for their communities. On creating the music video, Buhler says “Black Superhero” is a visual love letter to the Black community. It’s an ode to our strength, vibrancy, and joy. We have struggled, and yet we are still here, and not only are we here, but we are so much more than the adversity heaped upon us. I am grateful to Robert and the team at Loma Vista for trusting me with such a powerful and important song, and to everyone who came together to help bring the concept to life. It was a true labour of love.”
Born in South Dakota to an African American mother and Caucasian father, director and photographer Charlie Buhler strives to infuse her inherently multicultural point of view into all of her work. She is especially interested in using her unique perspective to normalize and bring nuance to experiences and narratives that rarely make it on screen: particularly those of women and people of colour. Charlie's first feature film, “Before the Fire,” received world-wide distribution through Dark Sky Entertainment, and is currently streaming on multiple streaming channels, including Showtime. Her newest documentary, “Rosebud,” is currently in post-production, and it follows the lives of 3 Native American hip-hop artists on the reservation in South Dakota. Her music video "Black Superhero" made its worldwide premiere in Times Square in January of this year. Charlie is currently developing multiple feature film projects with major networks. Charlie has received numerous accolades and awards for her work, including Best Music Video at the ADC Awards and Clio Music Awards, Best Innovation & Transformation in Film at The One Show, and a Webby nomination for Best Branded Content. Charlie's clients include: Robert Glasper, Target, Google, Snapchat, Calvin Klein, GE, Narciso Rodriguez, The New York Times, Andra Day, Kamasi Washington, and more.