YOUNG CREATORS SHOWCASE

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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Kinto

Description

Kinto lives on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, wiping the windscreens of passing cars at stoplight intersections to earn money. Ambushed and beaten by a group of other street boys, a desolate Kinto embraces his identity when he makes an unexpected act of kindness.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Sekai Smart-Macaulay
Justin Hadeed Awn

Director: Joshua Paul
Writer: Joshua Paul
Producers: Saeed Thomas, Leslie-Ann McDowell
Executive Producers: Tomlin Paul, Joshua Paul
Cinematographer: Gareth Cobran

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Same, Old.

Description

While running an errand for someone at the corner store, Lina sees a friend she lost, Farah. Reacting impulsively and sneaking out of the store to avoid Farah, Lina makes the choice to go back to speak to her.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Rand Faris
Hana Chamoun

Crew 
Writer, Director: Haya Alghanim
Producers: Haya Alghanim and Claire Brooks
Director of Photography: Tony Yang
Editor: Haya Alghanim

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Silvia in the waves

Description

Noa struggles to honor the identity of his recently deceased parent while his mother tries to uphold the appearance of a conventional family. Grief and fantasy entwine to reveal the complex relationship between history and erasure, identity and memory.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Henri Pardo
Patricia Dorval
Sullivan Ouedraogo
Philippe Thérien
Maxime Olivier Potvin

Director – Giovana Olmos
Cinematographer – Vjosana Shkurti
Production Designers – Stephanie Burbano & Christophe Chamberland
Editor – Pablo Pugliese
Sound Designer – Dave Duong
Composer – Adam Daudrich
Underwater Cinematographer – René Arseneau

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Sugar

Description

Sugar criticizes society's beauty standards and the misogynistic society present in Latin America. The film is about Tanya, an 11-year-old Latina who reminds us to live life in a carefree way, and who represents that which we've lost with the chaos and anxiety of this world This project heavily represents the Hispanic and female community. We want to tell the story of girls who have grown up in a misogynistic ambiance where female empowerment has been discouraged. Sugar tells the story of the inner child we all carry within but have suppressed as we've become more aware of ourselves.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Yoseline Barrios
Valeria Maldonado
Angelique Barrios
Zailee Madrigal
Andrea K Torres
Elaine Collado
Aurelio De Anda

Director: Emiliana Ammirata
Writer: Emiliana Ammirata
Producers: Santiago Cervantes, Gia Rigoli
Cinematographer: Nicole Doiron
Editor: Taylor Currie

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Three in Stride

Description

Three sisters hurdle their way from homelessness to track and field glory without missing a beat.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Rainn Sheppard
Tai Sheppard
Brooke Sheppard

Director: Sasha Whittle
Executive Producers: Aziz Isham, Charlie Hoxie and Jonathan Lief
Cinematographer: Chris Raddatz
Director and Producer: Sasha Whittle

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Woke

Description

A man and a woman meet on a hot day in the park in the city of Atlanta. Sunny is a Pakistani-American wannabe rapper. Rebecca is an African-American political activist. He lends her a hand escaping a pissed-off security guard, and the two quickly find themselves caught up in a furious debate over the intersection of art and identity. Do you owe anybody your music? Your time? Your love?

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Venk Potula
Kiah Alexandria Clingman
Jockv McKissic
Neal Kotval

Director/Editor/Producer/Executive Producer Venk Potula
Writer/Executive Producer Leland Frankel
Director of Photography Jason Cermak
Casting Director Indra Dattagupta

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