U.S. Narrative Features

Alaska Is A Drag

Description

Tough, but diva fabulous, Leo, an aspiring drag superstar, is stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska. He and his twin sister are trapped in the monotony of fist fights and fish guts. Out of necessity, Leo learned to fight back, which catches the attention of the local boxing coach. When a new boy moves to town and wants to be his sparring partner, Leo has to face the real reason he's stuck in Alaska.
 

Cast & Credits

Martin L. Washington Jr. 
Maya Washington
Matt Dallas
Christopher O’Shea
Jason Scott Lee
Margaret Cho
Kevin Daniels
Nia Peeples
John Fleck
Adam Tomei 

Director/Writer: Shaz Bennet
Producer(s): Melanie Miller, Diane Becker, Shaz Bennett, Jean-Pierre Caner
Executive Producer(s): P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes, Maya Washington, Michael Paolillo, Ryan Smith
Director of Photography: Alison Kelly
Production Designer: Michael Fitzgerald
Costume Designer: Lauren Silvestri
Editors: Jean-Pierre Caner, Lex Benedict, Brooke Sebold
Music: Maciej Zielinski
Additional Music: Alexis Marsh, Samuel Jones
Casting: Chanelle Desautels, Johanna Weirauch

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Bruce!!!!

Description

Bruce is an a**hole. And every a**hole has his day. 
 

Cast & Credits

Eden Marryshow
Mlé Chester
Jason Tottenham
Cesa Pledger
Jade Eshete

Director: Eden Marryshow
Screenwriters: Eden Marryshow, Jesse Wakeman
Producers: Sasha Lewis, Cesa Pledger, and Eden Marryshow
Executive Producers: Gene Pope, Sasha Lewis, and Eden Marryshow
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Covers

Description

The story of a young man from the streets of South Central who chooses between a life of mediocrity spent with the flawed people he loves, or a life of promise afforded to him via his ability to create modern R&B renditions of classic pop songs.
 

Cast & Credits

Tristan Wilds
Malcolm M. Mays
Kofi Siriboe 

Director / Writer: Malcolm M. Mays
Producers: Domonic Smith-Weston & Jerome Harris
Executive Producer: Tristan Wilds, Tamara Simmons, Stephen "GC" Boykins
Director of Photography: Corwin Garber

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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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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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The Price

Description

Seyi, a bright young Nigerian-American working on Wall Street, must navigate complicated family expectations, a turbulent romantic relationship, and a system of cultural complexities caused by class and race. With a dying father, a burgeoning romance with a white girlfriend, and dangerous new business opportunities, Seyi’s life is in a delicate balance. When his ambition drives Seyi to morally dubious waters, secrets threaten to erupt and shatter his world. Seyi must confront himself and decisions he has made, facing the crimes of the past in a desperate attempt to salvage the present.
 

Cast & Crew

Aml Ameen - SEYI OGUNDE
Lucy Griffiths - LIZ SLOANE
Bill Sage - JOHN KOCHER
Hope Olaide Wilson - FUNMI OGUNDE
Michael Hyatt - IFE OGUNDE
Peter Vack - ALEX MUELLER
Souleymane Sy Savane - AKIN OGUNDE
Craig Mums Grant - IJI
Tru Collins - ROBIN
Dana Drori - JOSIE MCGOWAN
Braian Rivera - JUSTIN GONZALEZ

Director: Anthony Onah 
Writer: Anthony Onah
Producers: Justin Begnaud, Kishori Rajan, Anthony Onah
Executive Producers: Lynda Weinman, Greg Brockman, Tom Dolby, Daniel Davila, Susanne Filkins, Abdi Nazemian, Jennifer 8. Lee
 

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Varsity Punks

Description

Senior A.J. MONTOYA (Cody Esquivel) is his high school’s star quarterback until he breaks his hand. In desperation, AJ realizes that his only shot at athletic glory is to team up with his longtime rivals -- the cross country team, quirky misfits lead by their feisty captain, ROSIE (Andy Bueno). Together, they have the potential to win big under the guidance of COACH MENLO (Efren Ramirez), a likable slacker who is chasing a big win of his own!
 

Cast & Crew

Efren Ramirez
Cody Esquivel
Andy Bueno
Noel Gugliemi
Raquael Torres
 

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