by Khaled Ridgeway
Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm
A twenty-something African-American foodie (DEVIN), currently on vacation, uses a Yelp-like app to locate a 5-star reviewed local diner. After narrowly beating their closing time, Devin finds himself the lone customer to a too-eager-to-please Chef (PAUL) and waitress (RITA), both Caucasian. His dining experience soon goes from awkward to bizarre to downright scary, ultimately leaving Devin to contemplate whether he should challenge their coveted 5-star rating.
Director Biography – Khaled Ridgeway
Ex-Telemarketer turned award-winning writer-director, Khaled Ridgeway insists his blood type is ‘H’ for Hustle. A Syracuse University and USC Alum, he’s been featured on The Huffington Post, IndieWire’s Shadow & Act, Blumhouse.com and is the recipient of several honors, including Grand Prize at the Hollywood Screenplay Contest. His short ‘Bullied’ won the Best Director prize at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival, the prestigious James Bridges and Jack Larson Fund, and screened at both the Bahamas and Cleveland International Film Festivals, to name a few. In 2016, Khaled produced and co-wrote the fantasy-comedy series ‘The Discovery of Dit Dodson’ for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s New Form, and in 2018, he received the Ryan Murphy Half Directing Fellowship at FOX.