Shorts Program Four

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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Leche

Description

Nina, a 9 year-old outcast girl with albinism, finds herself the target of a jealous classmate's witch hunt.


Cast & Crew

Director: Gabriella Moses
Writer: Gabriella Moses

Producers: 
Raven Jensen
Anchorlight
Sydney Buchan
Erica Hart
Shelley Cheung
Davide Sorasio

Cinematographer: Davide Sorasio

Principal Cast:
Ava Clarke
Dasani Nunez
Jessica Pimentel
Massiel Mordan


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On Time

Description

Renee Johnson, a mother living in South Central LA, must make a difficult decision when she's late for her job interview.


Cast & Crew

Director: Xavier Burgin

Writers: 
Xavier Burgin
Tiara Marshall

Producers: 
Tony Ducret
Kendra Cole
Tim Astor
Angelica Lopez

Associate Producers:
Jenna Cavelle
Mario Rodriguez

Cinematographer: Mario Rodriguez 

Principal Cast: 
Inger Tudor
Araija DaCosta
Kevin Craig West
John Marrott
Louis Baker
Kathy Goral
Meredith Riley
Amani Starnes


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Peace The Policy

Description

One afternoon, Keith awaits his cousin, Keagan, who is late as usual to go play basketball. During the ride, the two jokingly roast one another and discuss sneaker releases. Suddenly, they are startled by a honk from an impatient driver who decides to drive past them, nearly causing a collision. Keagan reacts pigheadedly by tailgating the other driver, disregarding Keith’s pleads to stop. After a respite from the adrenaline, their conversation is cut short by a loud siren as the tricolor police lights fill their car. What unfolds next is a familiar scene that we've grown too comfortable witnessing.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Kervin Marseille
William Leonard

Writers: 
Kervin Marseille
William Leonard

Producers:
Kervin Marseille
Lilas Randrianarivony
William Leonard

Cinematographer: Justin Frabasile

Principal Cast: 
White shirt - Jelani Jeffries
Orange shirt - Romeo Willis
Male Officer - Reggie Altidor
Female Officer - Felicia Gorham


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The Jump

Description

Eric, a curious and jubilant child, believes that water is magical. In the water there is nothing he can’t do. But a life-changing encounter with bullies at a pool serves as a harsh reality check. Still haunted by the experience as an adult, only one brave act can assure Eric that magic still exists and that perhaps the magic has been inside of him all along.


Cast & Crew

Director: Jamal Hodge
Writer: Eric Lockley

Producers:  
Eric Lockley
Jamal Hodge

Cinematographer: Adam Richlin

Principal Cast: 
Matthew Jenkins
Bianca LaVerne Jones
Eric Lockley
Bryan Bencivenga
Kobi Frumer
Benton Greene


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Univitellin

Description

A modern-day Romeo and Juliet meet on a city bus. Of course they fall head over heels in love. Life is great when you’re in love however, unfortunately, your fate has already been sealed. A classic story in a far-from-classic, fresh, colourful and exceptionally effective reworking.


Cast & Crew

Director: Terence Nance
Writer: Terence Nance

Producers: 
Yohann Cornu

Cinematographer: Shawn Peters

Principal Cast:
Aminata M'Bathie
Naky Sy Savané
Badara N'Gom
Mama Faso


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