Tags archives: african american

  • Stay

  • Directed by: Jackson Kroopf A meditation on anxiety and identity in the workplace, Stay is the story of Lorraine Delaney, a young, black lawyer who just lost her first job in a corporate firm. For weeks, Lorraine lives in a state of crisis, lying to the people she loves most. Stan Ashberry, her white building manager, seems to be the only one to take notice, as he begins to see her around the a[...]
  • PUDDIN'

  • Directed by: Tiana Marenah Puddin, a young woman of 17 desires to leave the pressures of her single-parent household to become a nun in the 1960's. She is rejected because of a technicality, and as a result, Puddin experiences a crisis of faith. Blinded by youthful inexperience, she experiments with her own sexuality, in the end coming back to an understanding of family. https://vime[...]
  • SCAPEGOAT

  • Directed by: Khadif Sanders A Chinese store owner is robbed after arguing with a customer he racially profiled. The owner is shot and the customer must then decide if he will intervene. When the thug begins to assault the wife the black man takes action, and after a tussle with the thug it is revealed that the thug is also Chinese.
  • JUMP

  • Submitted by: Anthony Harper Set in a small town in Virginia, JUMP tells the story of Allen Knight, a teenage boy whose family structure places him in a role beyond his years. Responsible for his handicapped mother, Rivera, whose troubled past holds unresolved tension in the house, Allen finds refuge in his passion for the environment. However, Allen's acceptance into the college of his cho[...]
  • Hacked

  • Directed by: Daniel E. Williams Adrian Carmichael, a successful executive at a burgeoning technology firm, earns a sought after promotion for all of his contributions to the company. When his credit card is declined at a local coffee shop, a surreal chain of events occurs that completely unravels his life.  
  • Two-A-DAYS

  • Directed by: April WilsonMichelle Parker, 15, loves football. She looks up to her father, a former football star. At the beginning of her sophomore year, she decides to try out for the high school football team to the chagrin of her older brother, Stephen, the star quarterback. Throughout tryouts, Michelle and Stephen's relationship is challenged as she learns what it takes to make the team and ho[...]
  • The B Word

  • Directed by: Jermaine Spencer The B Word' is a cinematic short narrative depicting two sisters on conflicting paths, both leading to a destructive cycle of fear, blame and uncertainty. The story is set around the disease of 'Bulimia Nervosa', and how it's debilitating factors can transform a sisterly bond into one of dysfunction; ultimately becoming unhealthy and toxic. This short is a fict[...]
  • Vimp

  • Directed by: BRYANT WARD An Ex-Pimp re-enters the world of fast money and beautiful woman, but there's something very strange about the woman he encounters.  
  • Perfect Day (16m, U S A)

  • dir. by Derrick L. Sanders Desmond, an intellectual loner in a volatile high school, has devised a plan to reveal his affections to Aasha, the class beauty. He secretly writes her love sonnets, depositing them in her locker between classes.  Then, in the midst of the day’s chaos, he discovers he has his own secret admirer. All other concerns fade as he makes his way from clue to clue, ho[...]
  • Balancing Act

  • Submitted by: Kristine Stolakis Balancing Act tells the story of DeMarcello Funes, a 22-year-old emerging circus performer. But Funes is no ordinary clown: he teaches a forgotten history of African American performance and its ties to the circus arts. A circus artist brings to life a forgotten history of African American performance.Growing up, fellow students bullied Funes for being m[...]