1 Angry Black Man

Description

Mike Anderson is a senior at the quintessential New-England liberal arts school, Frost College. And Mike is eight weeks away from graduation. On this particular day he has his African-American Literature class with his favorite professor. But today, Mike is feeling sadness. He’s feeling isolated. He’s feeling Angry.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Keith Stone: Mike
Daphne Danielle: Carla
Ramon Nunez: Eddie
Dahiana Castro: Michelle
Danicah Waldo: Rachel
William W Wallace: Kyle

Director - Menelek Lumumba
Writer - Menelek Lumumba
Producer - Hans Charles, Caroline Onikute
Cinematographer - Hans Charles

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8 Million Miles From Hintahood

Description

In the midst of an existential crisis, a Hip Hop visionary drops out of grad school and moves to the OG necropolis known as Hintahood-- where he hopes to uncover the mysterious roots of its revolutionary cultural energy.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Austin Purnell
Morgan Sydney-Hallums
Theron Jenkins
John G. Williams

Director: Justin Luis Denis
Writer/ Director: Justin Denis
Producers: Ashraf Rijal; Simone Moore
Cinematographer: Sam B. Jones
Sound Designer: Mauricio Escamilla

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21 and Done

Description

21 is a celebrated age for many young Americans, but if you're aging out of the Foster Care system, the countdown can feel more like a ticking time bomb. What should be an age for celebrating adulthood becomes a time of anxiety, desperation and danger for these young adults. Meet current and former Foster children facing these challenges and the organizations outside the system that are working to support them.

Cast & Credits

Director - Kiara C Jones
Producer - Jocelyn Scott
Executive Producer - Sandra Evers-Manley
Director of Photography - Kristina Nikolova Dalio
Editor - Gentrix Shanga
Composer - Greg Polzak 

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40 and Single

Description

40 and Single is an invitation into the tumultuous life of Ebaner Temple—a bi-racial, bi-sexual, single, bridal fashion designer. We witness her maneuver life in the African city of Accra, Ghana, where race and colorism have significant colonial roots and neo-colonial implications.   Ebaner’s life and the lives of her clients intertwine as they explore the new age of the African woman, her independence and her challenges in a patriarchal society.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
VANESSA WILLIAMS
MARIE HUMBERT DROZ
LEON ROBINSON
MIRANDA BAILEY
JOHN SAVAGE
NIKKI SAMONAS
ADJETEY ANANG
DEON MATTHEWS
RAMA BREW 

DIRECTED BY LEILA DJANSI
EDITED BY COTT SIMERLY. BEVERLY NUAKO
SOUND DESIGN AUSTIN ROTH
COMPOSER CLAYTON WORBECK
COSTUME DESIGN AWO AHIABLE
PRODUCTION DESIGN ALTBERT ADJEI
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY PIETRO VILLANI
PRODUCERS AKOFA DJANKUI. DINA VILLANI. LAURENE ADDY
LEILA DJANSI. 
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SERGE NOUKOE. GREG BERNSTEIN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS DAVE HARPER. AMANDA MARHSALL. LEON ROBINSON
PRODUCED BY NATHALIE ANANG
WRITTEN BY LEILA DJANSI DIRECTED BY LEILA DJANSI

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Are We Good Parents?

Description

When Lauren and Bill's 14-year-old daughter says she's going to her first dance with her classmate Ryan, they welcome the news with excitement...and hesitation. Lauren and Bill always assumed their daughter was gay, in the same way that most parents assume their child is straight (until given notice). Suddenly, they worry they have not provided an open environment that allows their daughter to be herself. Lauren and Bill do some introspection on their own parenting and ask, "Are we good parents?"

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Tracie Thoms
Sean Maguire
Gabrielle Skye Goodman

Director/Writer/Producer Bola Ogun
Writer    Hailey Chavez
Producer    Tatiana Olsak
Casting    Rachel Imbriglio
Editor    Meaghan Wilbur
DP    Ludovica Isidori
Production Designer    Anelisa Torruella

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Asian Mob

Description

Set in New York City, Asian Mob explores the dynamic between three competing powers, the Asian Mob, a crooked Commissioner and the city’s long-standing criminal empire, held by Harlem Nick. Suspense is driven by plot twists and misdirection, as intentions are not what they seem.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Jin Gates
China Mac
Noi Seng
Nick Storm
Tracy Wilder
Etan Hamilton
Jesse Murphy
Aviator Cross
Yaya Flawless
Styles P
Ashley Ilene
Philip Honor
Carlos Long
A1 Yeezy
Jamie H.J.Guan

Written & Directed by Hezues R
Produced by Carl Nelson
Casting by JT Talent
Music by Hailey "Silence” Campbell

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Blood Runs Down

Description

It’s the night before Ana’s birthday and Elize wants to make sure all is in order to give her daughter the best celebration yet. Weary from the never-ending job of single motherhood with no outlets for her own care, Elize searches for a place for her own peace and vulnerability. But for women like her, vulnerability comes with a price. When Elize undergoes a frightening transition, Ana must decide between saving her or protecting herself in this haunting account of inheritance, daughterhood, and demons.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast

Farrah Martin
Idella Johnson

Director - Zandashé Brown
Producer - Lauren Domino
Director of Photography - Zac Manuel
Editor - Jalea Jackson

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Brooklynification

Description

Brooklynification is an uncomfortable comedy series about gentrification in New York’s most storied borough. This diverse cast of characters take on the good, the bad, and the awkward as transforming neighborhoods face the unexpected encounters of Brooklyn’s rapidly changing streets.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Lizan Mitchell
Karl Williams
Felecia Harrelson
Lamar Cheston
Tallie Medel
Charlie Hankin
Tessa Hersh
Nick Feitel

CO-CREATORS: Christopher Poindexter and Keith Miller
PRODUCER and CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Joyce Mishaan
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Aziz Isham & Kuye Youngblood
 

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CÂM LẶNG (THE MUTE)

Description

A girl tries to find the answer about love before her big day, in a rainy night.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Pham Le Kim Ngoc
Dan Le
Nguyen Tan
Nguyen Lam Quynh Han
Vu Trong Tuyen
Le Ngoc Toan

Directed by Pham Thien An

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Casey

Description

Struggling to articulate her gender dysphoria recently mute Casey is badgered into going to a party with her best friend, Ryan. While walking to the party, the two friends witness the physical assault of a transgender woman. Ryan and Casey's friendship is tested when Casey must decide if she wants to stay with the woman or leave before the cops arrive.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Casey- Mikki Hernandez
Ryan- Antwone Barnes
Wayne- Hubert Escarpeta
Greg- Jumarcus Maso

Writer/Director: Shanrica Evans
Producer/Editor: Yannis Faidherbe
Cinematographer: Adam Kunsberg

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Coming to America

Description

Coming to America, is a romantic classic comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Eddie Murphy, as the lead character who plays "Prince Akeem Joffer," the crown prince of the fictitious African nation Zamunda. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos. Released on June 29, 1988, Coming to America tells the story of Akeem Joffer, who travels internationally from Zamunda to Queens, NY in search of his "Queen to be."

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Eddie Murphy
Arsenio Hall
James Earl Jones
John Amos
Madge Sinclair
Shari Headley
Eriq Lasalle
Frankie Faison
Vanessa Bell-Calloway
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Clint Smith

Crew
Director:John Landis
Producers: George Folsey, Jr., Robert D. Wachs
Screenwriters:David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein
Cinematographers: Sol Negrin, Woody Omens

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Cross My Heart

Description

An American teenage girl visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves. This film explores the culture of silence amongst women, the kinds of secrets we keep and who they're actually protecting.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Jordan-Amanda Hall
Jhada Ann Walker
John Chambers
Earle Brown
Dorothy Cunningham

Director : Sontenish Myers
Writer: Sontenish Myers
Producer: Elizabeth Charles
Cinematographer: Zamarin Wahdat

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Don't Be Nice

Description

The upstart Bowery Slam Poetry Team, made up of five young African-American, Afro-Hispanic and queer poets, prepares for the national championships. Mentored by a demanding coach who pushes them past their personal boundaries to write from a painfully honest place, the poets break down, break through, and compose their best work ever. Will their soul-searching pieces about police violence and the whitewashing of Black culture be able to compete against choreographed crowd-pleasers for the title?

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Lauren Whitehead
Ashley August
Timothy DuWhite
Noel Quinones
Sean "Mega" DesVignes
Joel Francois
Jon Sands

Director: Max Powers
Producers
: Nikhil Melnechuk, Cora Atkinson
Cinematographer: Peter Eliot Buntaine

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El Chata ( The Sparring Partner)

Description

Although Samuel has plenty of talent to be a boxing champion, he seems destined to receive blows like a punching bag. Joe, his former coach, who is training a new prospect, decides to put him to test. Unable to feed his family and with temptations all over him, what he can only think about is getting back on the ring and prove himself and everybody else, that time in prison has changed him, and that he is determined to recover his family and win back his son affection.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
 Samuel………Alexon Duprey
 Susana……….Mariana Monclova
 Samuelito……José Gael Valentín
 Fabi…….Camila Monclova
 Papillón…..Modesto Lacen
 Joe…….Carlos Miranda

Director: Gustavo Ramos
Writer(s): Gustavo Ramos Perales
Producer(s): Gustavo Ramos, Carmen Diaz, 
Associate Producer: Annabelle Mullen
Cinematographer: Willie Berrios

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Flavor of Life

Description

Frank, a stern and self-respecting man who runs a struggling upscale Mexican restaurant named Hacienda Grill, has an unexpected visitor. His estranged grandson Albert has nowhere to go after serving a two-year sentence for a drug-related crime. After some initial friction between the two, Albert’s diligence and work ethic wins Frank over. Frank starts teaching Albert the wonderful art of Mexican cuisine and lessons in life itself as they struggle to keep their beloved restaurant open.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Pepe Serna
Erick Lopez
Lorena McGregor
Roberto Sanchez
Eddie Martinez
Julia Vera
Rene Moran

Directed By: Rajesh Golla
Produced By: Rajesh Golla & Sandra Varona
Edited by: Dustin Brown
Cinematographer: Roberto Correa, A.M.C
Composer: Miles Bergsma

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Frank and Lamar

Description

Frank & Lamar are longtime best friends and black men who rely on each other to navigate the overwhelmingly white workspace of prestigious, progressive education. They struggle to explore their own personal growth while trying to help grow the minds of the youth they teach. From work obstacles to the pressures of maintaining relationships with the women they love, a time-honored friendship is put to the ultimate test: adulthood.

Cast & Credits

Anthony Gaskins
Carl Foreman Jr.
Iman Richardson
Daniel Le
Tessa Claire Hersh
Natasha Vaynblat
Evan Hoyt Thompson

Crew: 
Fred Soligan (Director)
Anthony Gaskins (Co-Creator) 
Carl Foreman Jr. (Co-Creator        
Zak Ray
Giovanni Colantonio
Sam Weiner
Katy Cecchetti
Devin Ershow

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French Fries

Description

When Sydney James, a recovering foodie and architect on a serious deadline, comes home to find that her carefree husband, Jason, a VR creator and miniature artist, is having an impromptu guys’ night of drinking and BBQing, she winds up escaping to a hotel to work in silence, pissed that her husband has once again left her out of the loop. When Jason leaves the party to come find her, they wind up getting into a huge fight that unpacks the myriad of problems plaguing their marriage, which have resulted in resentment, stress, weight gain and many sexless months.

Cast & Credits

DIRECTOR - Janine Sherman Barrois
PRODUCER - Khaliah Neal
LEAD ACTOR - Carl McDowell
LEAD ACTOR - Rebecca Jones
CINEMATOGRAPHER/DP - Carmen Cabana

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F*N Your Life Up

Description

A man wakes up, alone in an apartment with no way out. His only means of communication is via a web chat device. He works with his closest friends to figure out how he got there and why there’s a dead body in the bathroom.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Derrick King
Lauren Daggett
Kendall Johnson
Israel Dixon

Directed by: Fredrick Leach
Written by: James Peoples
Produced by: Dennis Dorth, Shama Davis, and Justin Morrison
Cinematographer: Justin Morrison

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Hunger

Description

When "Paco" goes to the dangerous part of the hood to get his fix, B-swag gives him a lesson in what it takes to satisfy a woman.

Cast & Credits

Principle Cast
Alberto Bonilla
Luke Forbes
Omar Capra

Director: Wesley Wingo
Writer: Alberto Bonilla
Producers: Alberto Bonilla, Rashad Chambers
Editor: Christopher Picone

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I Am My Own Mother

Description

An adopted woman on the cusp of childbirth, reinserts herself back into the life of her biological mother and siblings, unsettling the entire family unit.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Dionne Audain
Baadja_Lyne
Délé Ogundiran
Conphidance
Celai West

Written, Directed, Produced by Andrew Zox
Produced by Kimberly Parker
Cinematography by Andrés Gallegos
Production Design by Christina-Marie Fernandez
Edited by Arash Maleki 

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