Moko Jumbie

Description

Amidst the ruins of a coconut plantation in rural Trinidad, Asha is drawn to Roger. Their taboo attraction grows, despite family disapproval, political turmoil, and mysterious hauntings from ancestral spirits.
 

Cast & Crew

Vanna Vee Girod
Jeremy Thomas
Dino Maharaj
Special appearances by: Rootsman, Kaisokah Moko Jumbies, Jah Roots Steel Pan Band 

Writer/Director: Vashti Anderson
Cinematographer: Shlomo Godder
Editors: Vashti Anderson/Eduardo Wong
Original Music: Rob Rusli
Producers: Vashti Anderson, Shlomo Godder, Richard Kim, Maite Artieda, Patricia Ramdeen
 

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Mosquito: The Bite of Passage

Description

A mosquito on her first hunting trip with her mother desperately tries to confess that she doesn’t like blood.
 

Cast & Crew

Alisa Reyes
Eileen Galindo
Philip Anthony Traylor

Director: Brian Vincent Rhodes
Co-Director: Teng “Eric” Cheng
Co-Producer: Ivan Bordas
Production Designer: Jean Paulo Lasmar
Director of Photography: Xing-Mai Deng
Composer: Gautier Galard
Sound Design: Randolph Zaini
 

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Night

Description

When Sue’s cousin Genelva visits her from Suriname, they go out to a fancy club with Sue’s two best friends. After having an unpleasant encounter with the club's bouncer at the door, the course of their night changes completely.
 

Cast & Crew

Rachel Hilson
Genelva Krind
Katherine Romans
Kelly McCready
Doron JePaul Mitchell

Writer/Director: Joosje Duk
Producers: Nicole Quintero Ochoa, Lily van Leeuwen
Cinematographer: Maria Rusche
Production Designer: Leticia Bianco
Editors: Hanna Park, Joosje Duk
 

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Oscar Micheaux

Description

Set in Los Angeles during Reconstruction, a producer of silent films, starring African Americans in leading roles, decides to make a photoplay of his own when he is denied distribution from Lincoln Motion Picture Company. The short is a teaser for the official feature biopic on Oscar Micheaux written by JD Walker and produced by Preston L. Holmes and Monica Cooper.

www.oscarmicheauxmovie.com

A USC School of Cinematic Arts Production.
 

Cast & Crew

Napoleon Douglas as Oscar
Kim Estes as George Johnson
Ashar Baker as Young Oscar
Anika McFall as Belle 

Writer and Director: Jamie Walker
Producer and Editor: Valentino Misino
Director of Photography and Production Design: Roy Arwas 

Sound Design: Jamie Walker
Sound Recording: Valentino Misino
Original Score: Amy Chen
Grip: Vincent Powell
Production Assistant: Njeri White 

USC School of Cinematic Arts
 

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Out Again

Description

Cat visits her parents for the weekend and is confronted with her mother’s inability to remember one key detail.
 

Cast & Crew

Robin Cloud
Shakirah DeMesier
Jay Potter
Madeline McCray

Writer, Director, Producer: Robin Cloud,  
Executive Producer: Refinery29
Producer: Jessica Devaney
Producer: Sania Jhankar
DP: Yessica Curiel Montaya
 

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Queen Sugar

Description

In the OWN drama “Queen Sugar,” the Bordelon siblings struggle to move forward with their lives as they strive to honor the legacy of their father following his unexpected passing. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) relocates to Louisiana, to help run the family business and take on the role as the only black female sugarcane mill owner. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) struggles to transform from a formerly incarcerated single father to a landowner in the eyes of his family while Nova (Rutina Wesley) finds herself torn between her activism and her desire to be loved.
 

Cast & Crew

Rutina Wesley
Dawn-Lyen Gardner
Kofi Siriboe
Omar J. Dorsey
Tina Lifford
Nicholas L. Ashe
Dondre T. Whitfield
Timon Kyle Durrett
Bianca Lawson
Ethan Hutchison 

Executive Producer: Ava DuVernay
Executive Producer: Oprah Winfrey
Executive Producer: Monica Macer
Co-Executive Producer: Paul Garnes
Co-Executive Producer: Jason Wilborn
Supervising Producer: Carla Gardini
Supervising Producer: Anthony Sparks
Producer: Kat Candler
Co-Producer: Dana Greenblatt
Co-Producers: Christiana Hooks Mimi Won Techentin
Based on the book by: Natalie Baszile
Director of Photography: Kira Kelly
Production Designer: Ina Mayhew
Edited by: Shoshanah Tanzer
Music by: Meshell Ndegeocello
Story Editor: Davita Scarlett
Guest Starring: Sharon Lawrence Gayle King Alimi Ballard, David Jensen Reagan Gomez
Casting by: Aisha Coley, CSA
Louisiana Casting by: Tracy Kilpatrick, CSA
Costume Designer: Sandra Hernandez
Set Decorator: Owl Dwyer
Department Head Make-Up: LaLette Littlejohn
Department Head Hair: Nancy Morrison
 

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Quest

Description

Based on a true story, “Mills” is an abused 12 year old graffiti addict who is losing faith in integrity. Tim Moellering is a humble middle school teacher and football coach in Berkeley California who believes that there is no such thing as a bad kid, only a bad situation. The two form an uneasy friendship when Tim recognizes Mills unhealthy behavior is merely a cry for help. Keeping his promise, Tim is willing to sacrifice his reputation, job and relationships in order win the child’s trust. But Mills cannot trust until he learns to trust his struggle first.
 

Cast & Crew

Dash Mihok
Lou Diamond Phillips
Lakeith Stanfield
Betsy Brandt
Gregory Kasyan as “Mills”
Sepideh Moafi
Marlyne Barnett
Karen Kahn
Allen Maldonado 

Director: Santiago Rizzo
Writers: Darren Anderson, Tim Moellering, Santiago Rizzo
Producer: Santiago Rizzo
Co-Producers: Debbie Brubaker & Steve Sarno
Composer: Dylan Mattingly
Cinematographer: Florian Stadler
Editor: Cami Starkman
Production Designer: Miguel Perez

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Released

Description

Through a diary-like lens the new documentary series, “Released” presents autobiographical portraits of formerly incarcerated individuals as they walk out of the prison doors for the first time. During their first 90 days out of prison, each attempt to reconnect with their loved ones, establish their independence and begin the long, hard work of resurrecting their abandoned lives.
 

Cast & Crew

Docu-Series Subject: Kevin
Docu-Series Subject: Bruce
Docu-Series Subject: Kay
Docu-Series Subject: Michael
Docu-Series Subject: Jermaine
Docu-Series Subject: Sam
Executive Producer: Jon Sinclair
Consulting Producer: Shaka Senghor
Showrunner: Keayr Braxton
 

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Role Model

Description

19-year-old Jason does everything he can to be a good role model for his brother Jordan. Years of hard work in the face of adversity have paid off, giving Jason an opportunity to go to college and help his brother do the same. However, everything suddenly changes, as Jason is forced to choose between letting down his family and breaking the law.
 

Cast & Crew

Kai Nugent
Josh McGee
Angela Ashton
Cristal Coleman
Cristobal Gonzalez

Director: TJ Noel-Sullivan
Producer: Marley Finley
Cinematographers: Gabriel Perez and Mila Dorji
Assistant Directors: Kezie Nwachukwu and Kristina Cuello
Production Designers: Amani Hill and Joe Lybik
Sound Department: Erin Choi and Kellen Silver
Composer: Jordan Plotner
Publicist: Jazzy Fisher

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Sad Möbius

Description

A high school girl and a prostitute meet at the outskirts of the city after their first online encounter at an illegal suicide website. Suh-Yoon the high school girl has a class 2 hearing impairment and Hyunji the prostitute is tied up in knots with financial debts and drug matters. Both are perfect stranger to each other. They decide to take suicide to end their untold miseries...
 

Cast & Crew

Director: Kiho Song
Producer: Kiho Song
Producer: Kang San Kim
Writer: Kiho Song

Cast: Ellen Kim
Cast: Lee Seul Ah
Cast: Ok Soon Jang
Cast: Hanmi Choi
Cast: KS Kim

Director of Photography: Hansol Lee
Assistant DP: Jung Guen Moon
Color Grading Advisor: Calvin King Herrmann

1st AD: Hoyong Kim
1st AD: Yea Ha Kim

Director of Audiography: Soo Yong Choi
Sound Design: Soo Yong Choi
Sound Mixing: Kiho Song
Art Design & Costume: Ji Yeon Lee

Editor: Kiho Song

Production Coordinator: Yoon Moon Choi
Production Design: Joon Lee

Grip: Young Ju Kim
Grip: Seungyeon Song
 

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Search Party

Description

Search Party is a short film about Donna Greene, a mother living in the Grant Housing (Harlem) projects, hosting a surprise party that is interrupted by an uninvited guest—the Police. The Police are on a manhunt looking for an unidentified suspect in the area. Unfortunately, Donna has a gut feeling that the man they’re looking for is also the honoree of the surprise party: her son, Sean. Donna fights hard to drive the police away, because she knows once she lets them take over the party both her life and her son Sean’s will be changed forever.
 

Cast & Crew

Donna: Rosalyn Coleman Williams
Sean: Brandon Michael Hall
Officer James: Benton Greene
Officer Kegan: Neil Holland
Peaches: Sharon Hope
Terrell: Travis Raeburn

Producers: Ryan Pederson, Kristin Frost
Co-Producer: Ellie Foumbi
DP: Andrew Ellmaker
Editor: Daniel Gross
 

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Shadow of Man

Description

In a bar in Tokyo, a man arrives at the counter. He notices a woman and decides to approach her.
 

Cast & Crew

Shogen Itokazu
Lee Shinyong
Rumiko Kimishima
Shu Kakizawa
 

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Shine

Description

SHINE exudes the power of brotherhood, love and redemption.

RALPHI MATAS returns to Spanish Harlem to develop commercial real estate in the Barrio he left behind after his father RAMON passed away. Ralphi encounters his estranged brother JUNIOR, who forces him to recognize everything he left behind. 

As Ralphi confronts his past, his tenacious boss LINDA pursues the lucrative development deal that threatens to dismantle his beloved Barrio and childhood memories. 

Ralphi is determined to reclaim what he has lost as a voice echoes in his mind: “we are connected from the very first beat to the very last echo.”
 

Cast & Crew

Jorge Burgos
Gilbert Saldivar
Kimberli Flores
Jadi Collado
Musetta Vander
Alysia Reiner
David Zayas

Producer: Anthony Nardolillo
Producer: Sandra Varona
Writers: Anthony Nardolillo, Corey Deshon & Ahmadu Garba
Director: Anthony Nardolillo
Co-Producer: Erika Sabel Flores
Co- Producer: Christin Scholten
Associate Producer: Jessica Ramirez 

Director of Photography: Pedro Avila
Production Designer: Luie P Garcia
Costume Designer: Stacey Jordan 

Additional Music: Bret Mazur
Music Supervisor: Paul Stewart
Original Score: Eduardo Reyes Napoles
Editor: Paul Buhl
 

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Silence Radio

Description

Nayla is a foreign student living in Europe.  She has been a jazz enthusiast all her life, and she currently hosts a jazz radio show at her university. One night, an older man from her past asks her to appear on the show to talk about the political situation in their home country.  She is inclined to refuse him, but she acts cautiously, knowing that to upset the zealous man could have dire consequences.
 

Cast & Crew

Shahana Goswami
Mahipal Singh
Philippe Ohrel

Original Music: Denis Volte
Cinematographer: Gregory Rodriguez
Production Design: Valerie Elder Fontaine
Sound: Alexis Jung & Martin Sadoux
Editor: Matylda Dymek
 

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So Far From God

Description

Determined to find her father in the U.S., a rebellious Mexican teen risks her life to make a perilous solo journey hiding in a truck with 15 undocumented immigrants and a limited air supply.
 

Cast & Crew

Angie Hernandez
Carlos Trevisan
Aaron Aguilar
Yuny Parada
Walter Alvarez
Burtis Cutler

Producer/Writer/Director/Editor: Bret Polish
DP: Mike Buchbauer
AD: Adam Abdelmaksoud
Sound: Klaus Shipman (Sound)
Production Design: David Hartwell
AC: Austin Michael
AC: Quran Squire
AC: Tati Masokhina
AC: Logan Fulton
AC: Dawson Taylor
Gaffer: Andy Fronczak
Key Grip: Elise Dean
Make-up: Beatriz Sosa-Prado
 

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Something More Banal

Description

In an unusual working morning, people sit and wait, contemplating life, and the dead man hanging in front of them in a Mexican factory.
 

Cast & Crew

Siari Montes De Oca Schulz
Christian Franco
Paula Parducz
Jaime Menéndez
Francisco Labbe 

Director: Shalini Adnani
Cinematographer: Joan Vicente Durà 
Producer: Michael Graf
Production Designer: Tayub Sunny Hussein
Editor: Gabrielle Gozo
Sound Recordist: Albert Josiah
Composer: Eduardo Andrade
 

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Sophia

Description

The short-film Sophia, is a modern fairy tale of sorts, it conveys the universal story of how easy it is to become a prisoner of one’s own illusion.
 

Cast & Crew

Director, Writer: Zsofia Opra-Szabo
Music, Sound: Gregory Mulyk
Producer: Eva Colmers
Set, Puppet, Lighting Design: Zsofia Opra-Szabo
Editor, After Effects, Special Effects: Zsofia Opra-Szabo
 

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Speaking Tongues

Description

In many cities in Mexico, a big number of young people are getting devoted to the art of Rap.  They live for Rap and nurture from it. Who are these Mexican rappers? What do they find in this culture that society is not giving them? How has this intense relationship with words and language transformed them and helped them survive in this country that doesn’t offer any opportunities?
 

Cast & Crew

Director: Kyzza Terrazas
Producer: Carlos Sosa, Kyzza Terrazas and Laura Imperiale
DP: Alberto Anaya and Israel Cárdenas
Editor: Yibrán Assuad
Direct Sound: Emilio Cortés
Sound Design: Alejandro de Icaza
Cast: Tanque, Menuda Coincidencia, C-Kan, Jin Beast, Serko Fu, Tino “El Pingüino”, Aczino, Mike Díaz, etc. Among others
 

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Stay

Description

A recovering addict struggles to remain sober. He meets and spends a weekend with young woman, who brings hope into his life, but she cannot stay.
 

Cast & Crew

Shogen
Ana Tanaka
Natsuhi Ueno
Shima Ohnishi
Shoichi Honda
Kenji Iwaya
Michiko Kodama 

Cinematographer: Jeremy Goldberg
Editor: Yukako Shimada
Casting Director: Ko Iwagami
Unit Production Manager: Toshio Hanaoka
Sound Mixer: Makoto Takaoka
Wardrobe: Jun Minei
Make Up/Hair: Reve Taku Zen Ryu
First Assistant Director: Coltrane Rabinowitz
Executive Producer: Gudni Gudnason
Co-Executive Producer: Rob Schwartz
 

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Suitable

Description

Brandy, a high school tom boy, comes to terms with her sexuality when she decides what she’ll wear to the prom.
 

Cast & Crew

Kelli Jordan
Tiffany Tenille
Joseph Santos
Derick Anthony

Writer: Rochee Jeffrey
Producer: Ashley Chrisman
DP: Dennis Zanatta
Editor: Melanie Annan
Composer: Jaques Brautbar
 

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