Category archives: 2019

  • Heroes

  • 6:00 by Arch Yee in Student LOGLINE Heroes explores the identity crisis of a hero who realizes his damsel no longer needs him. TEASER For the princess with Daddy issues and for the daddy with Princess issues. SUMMARY Told in fairy-tale-esque format, a man swoops up a vulnerable princess off the street and brings her home for sex and comfort. However, the next morning, the princess te[...]
  • Just Keep It 100

  • 7:30 by Bryan Bostic in Shorts Gus(Tevin Jackson) and Angela(Yazzmyn Shelby) meet up after finding each other through online dating. They both find out some lies were told. The only thing left for them to do is keep it 100 with each other. Director Biography - Bryan Bostic Bryan Bostic is a filmmaker and Deputy Sheriff for Los Angeles County. He was born and raised in South Centra[...]
  • Agwe

  • 10:00 by Ina Sotirova in Shorts On a utopic Caribbean island, a young priestess must overcome her insecurities, defy tradition and step into her power to save her people from impending danger. Director Biography - Ina Sotirova A storyteller and explorer passionate about the world's diverse cultures, their unique traditions and expressions, Ina is an internationally published journ[...]
  • Don't Expel the Blacks

  • 5:00 by Princess A Hairston in Shorts <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/286992824?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen></iframe> Don't Expel the Blacks is a short film about gentrification in Brooklyn. Residents in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn explain the effects gentrification has on their co[...]
  • United States vs White Men

  • 5:24 by Princess A Hairston in Shorts The year is 2050 and the dynamics of power have changed hands. White Men are being interrogated for humanitarian crimes across the US. United States vs White Men showcases the new world order of adapting to various cultures and all races through interrogation. In order to change society, white men are now on trial and are forced to deal with their ina[...]
  • COLOR BLIND

  • 20:00 by Max Philisaire in Student A bi-racial black woman struggles with her journey to self discovery while trying to live up to her father's expectation. Director Biography - Max Philisaire MAX PHILISAIRE (Director) is a Los Angeles based producer, director and screenwriter. He is a U.S. Military combat war veteran best known for his mental and spiritual approach to life. Phili[...]
  • A Craftsman

  • 13:25 by Sanford Jenkins in Local (Bay Area) + 25 Miles Overcome with grief, a rural woodworker builds a coffin. Director Biography - Sanford Jenkins Jr. Sanford Jenkins Jr. is a writer and filmmaker, and a graduate of Morehouse College and USC School of Cinematic Arts. His work has screened at Camerimage, Palm Springs, and BlackStar film festivals, has been published by Violet Sum[...]
  • My Brother Wes

  • 15:10 by Reggie Luck in Student, Shorts Wes (10), has always looked up to his older brother Dre (13) and has always wanted to be included in his older brother’s group of friends. As a playful prank to try and deter his younger brother from bad influences, Dre tries to coerce Wes into stealing some sodas and snacks at the local bodega, not unlike a scene in one of their video games, thinki[...]
  • Tabu

  • 14:12 by Justin Spray in Shorts Tabu, a school girl in rural Tanzania, is desperate to go to school to improve her chances in life but the risks she takes to get here, threaten the very thing she cherishes the most: her education. This narrative fiction was created from the testimony of young women and made by first-time filmmakers in the community of Lindi, Southern Tanzania in collab[...]
  • The Reckoning

  • 12:48 by Chris Reese in Shorts In order to save his own life, a gangbanger being held hostage must appeal to the empathy of his kidnapper. Director Biography - christopher malcolm reese Chris is an actor that is also a writer, producer, and director. He has had his films play in several festivals across the country, and his short 'The Conversation' received the Special Achievement in [...]
  • Snowball

  • 13:43 by Paul Rivet in Student Andre Willis wants nothing more than to be taken seriously as an actor. There’s just one thing. He’s black and that’s all that the casting directors see. Sick and tired of stereotypical roles and typecasting in Hollywood, Andre decides to audition for a television remake of "Glengarry Glen Ross" in whiteface. After landing the role, the show becomes a sensation[...]