THE STAND

OVERSTAND Presented “THE STAND” in Partnership with Urbanworld & Ghetto Film School


2 PROJECTS…2 PITCHES…TONS OF POSSIBILITY!

Overstand connects storytellers through strategic advisory and consultative financing. Our approach is simple; we leverage relationships and resources to connect diverse storytellers and financial partners. During THE STAND, creative teams screen a short selection from their project and make a pitch to prospective investors. THE STAND provides a dynamic platform for live exchange for our network of investors and diverse filmmakers.

During Urbanworld's 20th Anniversary, THE STAND launched with 2 promising projects outlined below, with content creators pitching to a panel of potential investors and room filled with industry supporters.

 

PROJECTS

D-DAYS

Narrative Feature
Writer/Director: Tamika Guishard
Producers: Julius Pryor & Marttise Hill

Synopsis: D-DAYS is a dance driven story of three foster kids born in late eighties Brooklyn.  They embody the three main paths out of the “hood”…school, (military) service, or the street.  While overcoming adversity, they are forced to redefine “success: as young adults who encounter leukemia, post-traumatic stress, and suicidal guilt.  Through African rhythms and relationships wounds are healed, proving that forgiveness comes in many forms.  


THE ART OF DYING YOUNG

Interactive / Augmented Reality
Director: Shawn Peters
Producer: Barry Cole

Synopsis: THE ART OF DYING YOUNG is a place based interactive media tour and exhibition that uses augmented reality, virtual reality, and 360 audio to tell the stories of two young men memorialized by murals in the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant and South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It examines the place-making initiatives of their families, and tells a hyper-local, meta history of their neighborhood through the footprints of their lives. 


The Stand Program

PART I
D-DAYS Creative Team Presents & Pitches

INVESTOR PANEL

  • Kisha Cameron-Dingle, COO of Ghetto Film School
  • Leslie Fields Cruz, Executive Director, National Black Programming Consortium
  • Loren Hammonds, Programmer, Tribeca Enterprises
  • Tamir Muhammed, Director, Content & Artist Development, Time Warner/OneFifty
  • Jacob York, Chancellor, Electric Republic

PART II
THE ART OF DYING YOUNG Creative Team Presents & Pitches

INVESTOR PANEL

  • Leslie Fields Cruz, Executive Director, National Black Programming Consortium
  • Yusef Kassim, Managing Director, Blue Harbour Group, LP
  • Eliza Licht, Vice President, POV/PBS
  • Tamir Muhammed, Director, Content & Artist Development, Time Warner/OneFifty
  • Jacob York, Chancellor, Electric Republic