72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?

Description

Caesar Winslow, 18, is the charismatic leader of his crew. Unlike his friends, he has a chance to leave Brooklyn and attend a prestigious university. But he's got big problems. His girlfriend dumped him, and guys in the neighborhood are already lining up to take his crown. Torn by his desire to experience a new world and fear of leaving the only world he's ever known, Caesar has 72 hours to steel himself.
 

Cast & Crew

Director: Raafi Rivero
Writer: Raafi Rivero (Based on a short film by Bilal N'dongo)
Producers: Vincent Harris and Stephanie Williams
Cinematographer: Shawn Peters

Principal Cast: 
Melvin Mogoli
Andrea Rachel
Erinn Westbrook
Bilal N'dongo
David Shaw
Enrique Andreas

 

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[RE] Defined

Description

Jae and Jess are from Brooklyn and have been friends since the 5th grade when their weirdness brought them together. Jae, who is now 13 years old, is awkwardly making his way through adolescence, and feeling the weight of being understood. He meets the new girl Elisa who appears to stir up the friendship. Jae is confused by Jess and what she is going through until she speaks her truth.
 

Cast & Crew

Director: Danae Grandison
Writer: Danae Grandison
Producer: Eva Minemar
Cinematographer: Edward A. Herrera

Principal Cast: 
Adjah John
Sage Spielman
Caresse Gordon
Jesse Means
Cathy Salvadon


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A Gentleman Always

Description

"A Gentleman Always" is the story of Lucius (Elie), an African­ American teen full of angst from his mother and father's abandonment and abuse, who is forced to move in with his wise, patient, grandfather (Cranford). Lucius, who has stolen his grandfather’s car simply to get attention — even more complex, to seek punishment from his grandfather resemblance to his father or mother, is instead met with a reckoning of lesson and love by his grandfather, who gracefully empowers Lucius with what it is to be a gentleman.


Cast & Crew

Director: Drue Metz
Writer: Drue Metz
Producer: N/A
Cinematographer: Golnor Fakhrai

Principal Cast:
Jéan Elie
Myles Cranford


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A Moving Image

Description

A Moving IMAGE is a multimedia feature film about Gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art. We follow Nina, a young stifled artist, as she returns to her community after a long absence - she is soon painted as a symbol of gentrification. As she struggles with her own complicity, we follow her mission to create a piece of art that can bring her community together. On her journey we speak to real people affected by Gentrification in Brixton, blurring the line between reality and fiction.


Cast & Crew

Director: Shola Amoo
Writer: Shola Amoo
Producer: Rienkje Attoh
Cinematographer: Felix Schmilinsky

Principal Cast:
Tanya Fear
Hussina Raja
Aki Omoshaybi
Yinka Oyewole


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A Silent Night

Description

Rosie discovers her husband has been unfaithful. Her life quickly spirals out of control leaving her emotions in turmoil as she leaves her marital home, taking her two small children, Kieran and Kyla with her. The siblings are propelled into a life of poverty as their mother adjusts to life as a single parent. Rosie enters a world of uncertainty and hardship in an unforgiving Inner-City London. In these heartbreaking final scenes, the film reveals what it really means to become a victim of your own circumstances.


Cast & Crew

Director: Gino Ricardo Green
Writer: Gino Ricardo Green

Producers: 
Gino Ricardo Green (Executive)
Noir Paris LA (Executive)
Heather Basten (Co-Producer)
Daniel Bailey (Co-Producer) 
Black Apron Entertainment Ltd, Jeremy Zimmermann (Casting Dir.)

Cinematographer: Glen Matthews

Principal Cast:
Cat Simmons
Jeffery Kissoon
Joshua Vaughan
Ella Cadby
Jay Sentrosi
Denese Ricketts


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After the Storm

Description

A busy mother tries to connect to her imaginative son in the wake of familial turmoil. "After The Storm" looks at those affected most by a struggle that's bigger than them all.


Cast & Crew

Director: Jessica Oyelowo
Writer: Jessica Oyelowo

Producers: 
Jessica Oyelowo
David Oyelowo
Jenna Pfefferle  

Cinematographer: Samuel Sullivant

Principal Cast: 
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Chiké Okonkwo
Caleb Oyelowo


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AMERIKKKA

Description

"Amerikkka" tells the story of a young African American girl's plot for revenge against the men who murdered her father during a time of segregation and racism. When protesting and secret meetings aren't enough, our main character resorts to violent tactics. Completely enraged by the cycle of violence, our main character risks her life to get justice how she sees fit. In the end, she must decide if she is going to go through with her plan or put an end to the cycle of violence that has consumed her people.


Cast & Crew

Director: Sheila Wilson
Writer: Lauren Kilbane
Producer: Kip Knight
Cinematographer: Steven Turco

Principal Cast:
Khloe Richardson
Aaron Christensen
Frances Wilkerson


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And Nothing Happened

Description

A young woman struggles to get through her morning routine in the wake of a surreal occurrence.


Cast & Crew

Director: Naima Ramos-Chapman


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Balcony

Description

In a neighborhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent immigrant who is the victim of prejudice and shame.


Cast & Crew

Director: Toby Fell-Holden
Writer: Toby-Fell Holden

Producers:
Ali Mansuri
Tom Kimberley

Cinematographer: Brian Fawcett

Principal Cast:
Charlotte Beaumont
Genevieve Dunne
Umit Ulgen
Simon Meacock
Natalie Caswell
Mika Simmons
Hebe Beardsall
Jack O'Connor


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Beatbox Boom Bap

Description

BEATBOX BOOM BAP AROUND THE WORLD takes us in the four corners of the Beatbox planet, lead by the artists who thrill the international stage. This unique trip alongside Rahzel and Kenny Muhammad in New York, Flashbox, Alem and BMG in France, to the Berlin’s world championships, reveals a blooming and singular art form, as well as its ancestral roots.


Cast & Crew

Director: Pascal Tessaud
Writer: Pascal Tessaud
Producer: Nadège Hasson
Cinematographer: N/A

Principal Cast: 
Alem
BMG
Alexinho
Doug E; Fresh


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Bird

Description

A college track star training for the Olympics is accused of a crime.


Cast & Crew

Director: Booker T. Mattison
Writer: Booker T. Mattison

Producers:
Courtney Jackson
Booker T. Mattison

Cinematographer: Beecher Reuning

Principal Cast:
Roderick Bradford - Mendelssohn Bird
Zeus Campbell - Antagonist #1
Tony Wade - Antagonist #2


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Black

Description

A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Billall Fallah
Adil El Arbi

Writers: 
Adil El Arbi
Bilall Fallah
Hans Herbots
Nele Meirhaeghe

Producers: 
Bert Hamelinck
Frank Van Passel
Ivy Vanhaecke

Cinematographer: Robrecht Heyvaert

Principal Cast: 
Aboubakr Bensaihi
Martha Canga Antonio


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Blessed

Description

When Kiona, a Native cop, is torn between her desire to be a mom and being a good cop after suffering another miscarriage, her mother tells her that Kiona’s body knows the choice she made but the Great Spirit will bless her with a baby, but not until she’s ready. Kiona lies and says she doesn’t want to be a mom. KT, is a young girl running from her criminal boyfriend, with his thugs hot on her heels. When she arrives at Kiona’s with evidence and a request, both Kiona’s maternal and professional skills kick in to save her family.


Cast & Crew

Director: Jennifer Derwingson
Writer: Stacey Parshall Jensen
Producer: John Hermann
Cinematographer: John Orphan

Principal Cast: 
DeLanna Studi
Daniella Garcia
Julia Vera
Reginald Vaughn Watkins
Ken Lally
Aleksandr Sountsov
Ryan Barry Michaels
Elizabeth Frances
Time Winter


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Born in Battle

Description

Oneka, a former 12 year old child soldier escapes into his own fantasy, a world far away from his nightmarish present. The life he seeks fades the tighter he grips. Fantasy twists back to reality; in front of his family, he has to make a choice - life, death, and the path that decision will take him.


Cast & Crew

Director: Yangzom Brauen
Writer: Yangzom Brauen

Producers: 
Yangzom Brauen
Daniel Stanca
Gerold Wunstel

Cinematographer: Alexa Ihrt

Principal Cast: 
Roland Kilumbu
Krystel Roche
Aaryanna Nelson


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Brotherhood

Description

First there was Kidulthood, then Adulthood, now comes Noel Clarke's last installment "Brotherhood". With Sam facing up to the new world he realises that it also comes with new problems and new challenges that he must face and he will require old friends to help him survive new dangers.


Cast & Crew

Director: Noel Clarke
Writer: Noel Clarke

Producers: 
Noel Clarke
Jason Maza
Gina Powell
Maggie Monteith

Cinematographer: Aaron Reid

Principal Cast: 
Noel Clarke
Jason Maza
MIchael "Stormzy" Omari
Arnold Oceng
Shanika Warren-Markland
Cornell John


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Buried Deep

Description

A couple tries to find a winning lottery ticket in the middle of a blizzard. While trying to find a small slip of paper, in knee deep snow, under relentless conditions, tensions flare. But when the possibility of finding it actually becomes a distinct reality, mistrust and opportunism give way to greed then treachery. It's the only film shot entirely in New York City's biggest snowstorm on record, The Blizzard of 2016.


Cast & Crew

Director: Tim Naylor
Writer/Producer: Tim Naylor
Cinematographer: Gustavo Bechini

Principal Cast: 
Zainab Jah
Michael Stahl - David


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Chameleon

Description

Aiden is an undocumented migrant from Ireland living in Toronto. Labouring under the table, Aiden does his best to make a living and pass as a Canadian while trying to land an office job. When his girlfriend, Poorti, falls ill, he is forced to choose between risking his deportation and getting her the emergency medical attention she needs.


Cast & Crew

Director: Reza Dahya
Writer: Chris Cromie
Producer: Josh Ary
Cinematographer: Kevin C. W. Wong

Principle Cast: 
Jim Watson
Supinder Wraich
Parveen Kaur
Dewshane Williams
Cara Ricketts
Rosemary De Los Santos


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Chee and T

Description

Two Silicon Valley debt collectors, Chee and T, are tasked with getting their boss' nephew, Mayunk, presentable by day's end for his engagement party. Unfortunately, handling Mayunk proves to be anything but simple. He's hyperactive, brash, and something of a drugged out nut case.


Cast & Crew

Director: Tanuj Chopra

Writers:
Tanuj Chopra
Chee Malabar

Producer: Sohini Sengupta
Cinematographer: Smokey Nelson

Principal Cast: 
Dominic Rains
Sunkrish Bala
Asif Ali
Noureen DeWulf
Rebecca Hazlewood
Karan Soni
Bernard White
Scott Rogers
Himanshu Suri


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Class 15

Description

A cordial parents evening at a secondary school descends into accusations and chaos when a teacher finally meets the mother of his difficult student.


Cast & Crew

Director: Dean Leon Anderson
Writer: Dean Leon Anderson

Producers: 
Shereen Billings
Dean Leon Anderson
Cinematographers: 
Yana Rits-Cairns
Davey Gilder

Principal Cast: 
Sharon Duncan-Brewster
Anthony Houghton
Sophia Hall


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Class Divide (HBO Documentary)

Description

CLASS DIVIDE highlights the recent effects of hyper-gentrification in New York City’s West Chelsea neighborhood, focusing on an intersection where an elite private school sits directly across the street from public housing projects. The final film in a trilogy about economic forces affecting ordinary people from director Marc Levin and producing partner Daphne Pinkerson (HBO’s Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags and Hard Times: Lost on Long Island) this moving chronicle bears witness to the effects of rising inequality and stagnant class mobility.


Cast & Crew

Director: Marc Levin


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