Female Directors

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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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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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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Mama Said No White Barbies

Description

Toni, a 12 year old dark skinned African American girl, is uncomfortable with the skin she lives in. She imagines a world where she is beautiful but sees an image entirely different than herself. With the help of her best friend, Toni makes the decision to perm her hair in hopes of getting one step closer to achieving her idea of beauty, all culminating on the evening of the Fourth of July.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
July Winters
Alexis Carrington
Julian Sarin
Stephanie Anuwe

Director: Tiye Amenechi
Writer: Tiye Amenechi
Producers: Satchel Lee, Tiye Amenechi
Cinematographer: Sam Wolff
Editor: Babs Laco

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Myself When I Am Real

Description

Displayed through a series of vignettes: connected memories and dreams, the film explores the psychic terrain of two people struggling to rebuild a marriage, marred after tragedy strikes. Ruminations on trauma, memory, survival, alienation, depression and ultimately resilience are intertwined in this story about the fragility and complexity of human relationships. Written and directed by Nefertite Nguvu, ‘Myself When I Am Real’ stars JoNell Kennedy and Jacky Ido.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Jacky Ido
JoNell Kennedy

Director: Nefertite Nguvu
Cinematographer:Hans Charles
Producer: Lisa Thrasher

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