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Ablution

Description

The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

Everyday Waleed washes his disabled dad, Khaled, for prayer as a part of their Islamic religious obligation. But, when Khaled suspects his son is gay he's torn between accepting him or living on his own unable to pray.
 

Cast & Credits

Jay Abdo
Omar Al Dakheel
Austin MacKinnon 

Director, Writer & Producer: Omar Al Dakheel
Producer & DP: Xing-Mai Deng
Producer & AD: Itai Forman
Associate Producer: Tim Jacobi
Editor: Avi Glick
Production Designer: Arman Gosparini
Composer: Murat Selcuk
Supervising Sound Editor: Zheng Jia

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Atone

Description

Glenn Clark is a high profile and respected minister, in some of the most dangerous areas of Los Angeles. He counsels at risk youth and adults dedicating his life to getting them back on track.  Amidst his stellar reputation, a stranger from the unknown emerges and asks Glenn to atone for a dark secret he’s hidden for decades. No man is above God's law... We must Atone.
 

Cast & Credits

Shaun Baker
Richard Gant
Deborah Lacey
Naiyah Scaife
Jeffrey Rolle Jr. 
Shaquann Nesbitt
Carlos Heredia
Saudia Yasmien
Malik Barnhardt
Monica R. Cooper

Director/Writer: Damion L. Smith
Producer: Monica R. Cooper
Executive Producers: Damion L. Smith, Rhonda R. Conley
Director of Photography: Tony Aaron II
Associate Producer: Rhonda R. Conley, Tony Jacobs
Editor: Gilly Rudolf
Music: Jeffrey Alan Jones
Production Sound Mixer: David Spates
Best Boy/Gaffer: Lance Mitchell

Make Up Artist: Hadley Rose Kennedy
Hair: Ken Rich
Script Supervisor: Lillian S. Lee
Key Art Concept: Saudia Yasmein
Production Assistants: Imani Higgins, Sidney Breedlove, Aamar Blair, Naurah Blair
Swing/Set PA: David Dortch
Key Set PA: Jovan Thomas
Visual Effects: TBD 

Sound Designer: Jeffrey Alan Jones
Colorist: Gilly Rudolf
Web Design: Christopher "Corp" Felton
Assistant to Monica Cooper: Koi Martinez
 

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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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Coach Jake

Description

At 70 years old, Martin "Coach Jake" Jacobson is the most winning high school coach in New York City history. Both on the soccer field and off, this season may be his toughest yet. With a rapidly advancing liver disease and age taking its toll, his legacy as a winner is on the line as the clock on his life and career begin to wind down. A documentary by Ian Phillips.
 

Cast & Credits

Director: Ian Phillips
Producer: Ian Phillips
Executive Producer: Derek Cribbs
Director of Photography: Ian Phillips
Editor: Cedar Daniels

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Cocoon

Description

1997 China is a place of transitions. Control of Hong Kong has just returned to the mainland. Western values are beginning to impact traditional Chinese values.

At this time, 11-year-old Qingqing is also in a place of transition. On the cusp of adolescence, she lives with her mom in the peaceful city of Wuhan. Her father, who works in Shenzhen (China’s first special economic zone) comes home only once a month. Qingqing and her friends are beginning to discover the opposite sex, and each other.
 

Cast & Credits

Jinger Li
Jing Yang
Yuan Xu
Zhe Gong 

Director: Mei Liying
Screenwriters: Mei Liying, Xu Zhang
Producer: Xu Zhang
DP: Jon Keng
Editor: Yifan Zhang
Music: Pantawit Kiangsiri

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Fractured

Description

The Park Family suffers the consequences of untreated Mental Health Illness. They are thrown into chaos with the events that occurred with their son. - Inspired by a True Event.
 

Cast & Crew

Mark Daugherty
Yong Kim
Chris Yejin
Ami Park
Jessica Montville
Gillian Cooper
Jacqueline Marie Alberto
Justin Kress
Christopher Collins
Robert Shearer
James Han 

Director/Writer: Arnold Chun
Producer/Writer: Esther Moon
Executive Producer: Cecilia Choi
Executive Producer: Luci Kim
DP: Alejandro Lalinde
1st AD: Amy Kay
2nd AD: Jason Hedy
Composer: Samuel Kim
Make Up/Hair: MJ Lee
Production Designer: Alicia Minette
Costume Designer: Grace Yim
Sound Mixer: Vic Bouzi
Gaffer: Robert Olivea Jr
Production Coordinator: Susan Kim
Script Supervisor: Anna Moon
Set Decorator: Tiffany Jiwon Yoon
Editor: James Milton
 

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Know Your Worth

Description

Halima tries to break all ties with her unfaithful boyfriend. While he pleads for her to come back she discovers her power and strength without him; the downfall in their relationship becomes her ultimate triumph.
 

Cast & Crew

Halima Edozie-Akinlade
Nick Garcia
Melissa Jones 

Director: Emily Gurland
Director of Photography: Nina Gofur
Producer: Audrey Thomas
1st AC: Julia Kupiec
Gaffer: Sam Wolfson
1st AD: Kamau Wainaina
Editor: Julia Kupiec
Sound Designer: Danielle Kimball
Colorist: Martin Blanco
Art Direction: Hannah Murphy
 

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Lunch Time

Description

A 16-year-old girl deals with the responsibility and harsh bureaucracy of having to identify the body of her mother.
 

Cast & Crew

Khorshid Cheraghipour
Rouya Bakhtiari
Siavash Cheraghipour
Peiman Naemi
Amir Tahdiri

Director: Alireza Ghasemi
 

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Milwaukee 53206

Description

MILWAUKEE 53206 chronicles the lives of those affected by incarceration in America's most incarcerated ZIP code. Through the intimate stories of three 53206 residents, we witness the high toll mass incarceration takes on individuals and families that make-up the community. The film not only examines Milwaukee’s ZIP code 53206, but also illuminates the story of people from across the United States who live with the daily affects of mass incarceration.
 

Cast & Crew

Beverly Walker
Dennis C. Walton
Chad S.A. Wilson
Muhibb Dyer 

Director and Producer: Keith McQuirter
Producer: Katie Taber
Producer: Adam Miller
Line Producer: Michelle Budnick
Executive Producer: Nick Stuart
Executive Producer: CarolAnne Dolan
Director of Photography: Derek Wiesehahn
Editor: Paul Lovelace
Editor: Jason Pollard

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Missio - Can I Exist

Description

Separated during childhood due to the color of their skin, two friends are reunited years later during the Baltimore City race riots of 1968.
 

Cast & Crew

Everett (Child): Trent Jolie
Morgan (Child): Mason Duane
Everett (Adult): Jeremy St. James
Morgan (Adult): Henry Smith
Morgan's Son: Tre Whitney
Everett's Father: Cory Frith
Police Officer #2: Brian Villalobos

Writer/Director/Producer/Editor: Jeff Ray
Producer: Peggy Schott
Director of Photography: Taylor Washington
1st Assistant Camera: Morgan Bond
2nd Assistant Camera: Taylor Camarot
Gaffer: Jack Langlois
Production Assistant: Joey Basham
Digital Colorist: Connor Pickens
Post-Grain Removal: Nickolas Grisham 

Special Thanks...
Dustin Meyer
Deby Lannen
City of Taylor, TX
Taylor Camarot
Fran Duane
Theresa Clark
Matthew Brue
David Butler
 

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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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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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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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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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TALES: Trap Queen

Description

Inspired by the lyrics of Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” this episode of Tales tells the story of devoted love: Crystal (Michelle Mitchenor) discovers that her boyfriend -- the love of her life – Reggie (Lance Gross), is running drugs out of the strip club they own together. Despite her initial hesitation, Crystal decides to join forces with Reggie in order to secure their dream future.
 

Cast & Crew

Michelle Mitchenor
Lance Gross
Jessica Parker Kennedy
J. Alphonse Nicholson
Bleu Davinci
Jermel Howard
Woody McClain
Holly Morris
Tammy Rivera

Executive Producer: Irv Gotti
Producer: Ron Robinson
Producer: Joy Kecken
Co-Producer: Darcell Bryant
Co-Producer: John Bryant
Associate Producer: Darien Baldwin
Line Producer / UPM: Les Franck
Director: Benny Boom
Writer: Sara Feinberg
Writer: Joy Kecken
Director of Photography: Tommy Maddox
Production Designer: Ry Small
Art Director: Matt Jones
Casting Director – LA: Leah Daniels-Butler
Casting Director – ATL: George Pierre
Costume Designer: Provi Fulp-Ramphal
Hair Department Head: Derek J
Makeup Department Head: Christelsie Johnson
1st AD: Marlon Wall
Script Supervisor: Aaron Rosendary
Sound Mixer: Serena Reichenbaugh
Location Manager: Christopher Askew
Stunt Coordinator: Mark Hicks
Post Supervisor: Kristen Walter
Editor: T David Binns and Tristan McClain
 

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The Middlegame

Description

A life-long addict, stuck in the routine of his simple life, escapes his enabling mother's control and ventures into the big city to make amends with his estranged daughter, who in turn must decide whether to believe her father's newly found sobriety or to cut ties inevitably as she is drawn back into the family dysfunction.
 

Cast & Crew

Craig ‘muMs’ Grant
Kelly McCreary
Lynda Gravatt

Writer / Director / Producer: Kristen Hester
Producer: Amenya Makuku
Producer: Justin Foran
Producer: Eric Freidenberg
Co-Producer: Liz Destro
Executive Producer: Kelly McCreary
Director of Photography: Aaron Katter
Editors: Eric Freidenberg & Leah Tuscano
 

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The Paris Project

Description

Writer- Director Tamara P. Carter (THE LEFTOVERS) introduces an experimental drama about a Brooklyn based artist who moves to Paris to get married and start a new life. As a harrowed past catches up to him, he enters the depths of Paris' underground art and spiritual drug scenes to settle a score.
 

Cast & Crew

Director: Tamara P. Carter
Producer: Quentin Daniel
Executive Producer: William Beaman & Tamara P. Carter
Co-Executive Producers: Terence Nance & Baff Akoto
Director of Photography: Shawn Peters
Additional Photography: Adam Bial
Editors: Sarah Al Atassi & Kristan William
Music: Jon Bap 


Starring: 
Terence Nance
Marie-France Alvarez
Nia Andrews
R. Elle Niane
Oceane Cairaty
Mathias Minne
Ike Bailey
Amlan Larcher
Sarah Al Atassi
 

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Vernon Walks

Description

Vernon, a brilliant young black lawyer in London, discovers that the only reason he has been assigned the most important case of his career is the color of his skin.
 

Cast & Crew

Production Company: Paramount Channel with the colaboration of Morena Films and in association with Harold Entertainment. 
Producers: Rafael Portela, Álvaro Longoria, Marta Gila, Miguel Escribano, J. Andrés Florido, Rachel Gold
Filmmaker: Santiago Zannou
Scriptwriter: Ray Loriga
Composer: Roberto Eugenio
Cinematography: Marc Gómez Del Moral
Sound: Emanuele Gabbi, Fernando Ariaga, Federico Pájaro
Edition: Jaume Martí 
Art: Giulia Scrimieri, Javier Tapia
Hairstylist: Chloe Edwards, Elizabeth Wic
Makeup Artist: Chloe Edwards, Elizabeth Wic
Vestuario: Giulia Scrimieri, Claudia Pérez
Cast: Amron Adams, Neil Roberts, Milly Thomas, Dominic Kinnaird, Will Holden, Susan Flack, Christian Romero, Teresa Olaibi, Patience Mensongue
 

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Victor & Isolina

Description

In the Unique style of Hybrid animation...Living apart, Victor and Isolina (now in their 80's) answer questions about their life-long, complex and arduous relationship, posed from behind the lens of their documentary filmmaking Grandson. An adorable, touching, poignant love story in a funny "he said/she said" account.

Cast & Crew

Victor & Isolina as themselves
Director: William D. Caballero
Producer: Elaine Del Valle
Producer: Louis Perego-Moreno
3D Modeler: Chang Kim
Set Design: Seth Burney
Artist: Amy Yamashiro
Handwriting Artist: Ray Ray Mitrano
Production Assistant: Kate Kiesel Caballero

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Word is Bond

Description

Lyricism is the foundation of hip hop music. Word is Bond explores the nature of lyricism and those who practice the art form. From up-and-coming artists, to some of the most legendary figures the game has ever known.
 

Cast & Crew

Director: Sacha Jenkins
Producer: Peter Bittenbender
 

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