iRony

Description

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone. Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand-drawn animated film is based on the poem 'Seven Billion' written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards.

Cast & Credits

Writer/Director/Animator/Editor/Music Composition/Sound Design: Radheya Jegatheva
 
Narrator: Jay Jay Jegathesan

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It's a Party

Description

Successful Atlanta rap artist Cory Masters is late for his own surprise birthday party. While his friends anxiously await his arrival, each one individually addresses their own existential crisis. As the night drags on, hilarity ensues amongst the party-goers as they ponder life, careers, and relationships with Cory. Get yo' a** to the party.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Tone Bell
Tony Baker
Open Mike Eagle
Ego Nwodim
Carl Tart
Lamar Woods
Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Hayley Marie Norman
Phil Augusta Jackson
Chinedu Unaka

Director: Weldon Wong Powers
Writers: Lamar Woods & Weldon Wong Powers
Producers: Lamar Woods, Shanon Serikaku
Cinematographer: Carissa Dorson

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I Used to Love Her

Description

Caleb Jackson is a 28 year old hip-hop journalist, who lives in present day Los Angeles. He works at “Mighty Menace” - the online bible of all things hip hop, fashionable, and urban. Unfortunately, as a writer, his salary does not afford him the ability to pay his bills or rent in a timely manner. A friend tells him about an opportunity as a part time dating columnist at The LA Chronicles; which he ultimately takes. -Under an alias, he writes about his personal love life and his closest friends' romantic experiences as well; which create juicy details for his column.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
ROMEL ROSE
LIDIA MARTINEZ
KEVIN PALAFOX    
DAVID ROMO
YAZMIN MONET WATKINS
NEKIA RENEE
SAM JOHNSON
JOSH ODSESS-RUBIN
NIGEL COX
STEPHEN SIMON
LAUREN DAGGETT
ELLE SUNKARA
CANDACE CHAMBERS
DENISE YOLEN
CHARISSE FORD
CHASITY SAUNDERS
NICOLE STANLEY
ASHLEY WILKERSON
MARIE VIVO
CIARRA WALTERS

CREATED BY:
STEVEN CHEW

WRITTEN BY: 
STEVEN CHEW 

DIRECTOR: 
STEVEN CHEW 

EXEC. PRODUCER: 
STEVEN CHEW 

SUPERVISING PRODUCER: 
QUAN LATEEF-HILL 

PRODUCER: 
KRISTEN CARTER 

DIR. OF PHOTOGRAPHY: 
KEE HWANG
KAI STREETS 

EDITOR: 
WHITNEY WEIR 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: 
NICK BROOKS

ASSISTANT TO PRODUCERS: 
DESTYNEE MCMICHAEL

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: 
DIONN RICHARDSON

SET DESIGNER/ ART/ WARDROBE: 
MILANA EDWARDS

CASTING ASSOCIATE: 
DIONN RICHARDSON

SET PHOTOGRAPHER: 
ANISSA FOLLEY 

ASSISTANT CAMERA OPERATOR(S):
KWANZAA GOODEN
ERIC KAPTEIN 

SOUND MIXER(S):
ALLEN BROWN
STU CHACON
JOSE GALLO

POST SOUND MIXER: 
STU CHACON

COLORIST: 
KAI STREETS 

MUSIC SUPERVISOR: 
BRIAN ALLONCE 

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: 
NASIR FEREBEE
ROME MILLER
RHEA SHANNON

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Jinn

Description

Summer is a carefree, black teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a Muslim classmate, crossing the thin line between physical desire and piety.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Zoe Renee
Simone Missick
Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Hisham Tawfiq
Dorian Missick
Kelly Jenrette

Director - Nijla Mu'min
Producer - Avril Z. Speaks, Maya Emelle, Arielle Saturne
Director of Photography - Bruce Francis Cole

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Jitters

Description

Minutes before his nuptials, a neurotic young man locks himself away in the back room of a church, with the best man he knows. Recalling the woman of his past, he questions his choice.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
OTOJA ABIT
JASON PATRIC
WALKER HARE
ANGELIC ZAMBRANA
JONNY BEAUCHAMP

Director: OTOJA ABIT
Writer:OTOJA ABIT
Producers: OTOJA ABIT, IAN PHILLIPS
Executive Producers: CHRIS NOTH, JOE SCARBOROUGH, SHERRI JURGENS ROSS and OTOJA ABIT
Cinematographer: EYTHAN MAIDHOFF

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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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Kyenvu

Description

 

An independent young woman lives through the taunts of using public transport on a daily basis. As she struggles to find her footing in a patriarchal society that entitles men to women’s bodies, she finds love in a bitter sweet moment.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast

Michael Wawuyo Jr.
Kemiyondo Coutinho
Okuyo Joel Atiku Prynce
Rehema Nanfuka
Andrew Kiyegga
Felix Bwanika
Yusuf Boxa Kaija

Director: Kemiyondo Coutinho
Executive Producer: Andrew Ahuurra    
Co-executive Producer / Producer: Moses Bwayo
Executive Producer: Kemiyondo Coutinho  
Executive Producer: Dianne Hoge   
Producer: Heddwyn Kyambadde    
Co-executive Producer / Executive Producer: Nicole Magabo
Executive Producer:  Peter Mukiibi
Producer: Gladys Oyenbot
Executive Producer: Carla Reimer
Executive Producer: David Reimer
Executive Producer: Patrick Thompson 

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Labor

Description

A surrogate mother faces a harrowing dilemma when she’s asked to abort the baby she carries for another woman.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Diana Elizabeth Torres
Francesca Inaudi

Directed by Cecilia Albertini

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Lazare

Description

Amy, a young orphan living alone in an abandoned cable car winds the key of her mechanical bird. The two friends go to a landfill to scavenge. They wander through the piles of scrap when Amy discovers a giant key. She winds up the old rusty mecanism. The pile starts to tremble and a gigantic hand arises from the garbage.

Cast & Credits

Directors : Mélisandre Hennuyer, Pierre Chupeau, Victor Besseau, Cassandra Haulot, Cyprien Beyaert Cyprien
Music : Lisa Chevalier
Voices :Elise Carret, Amy
Sound : José Vicente, Yoann Poncet – Studio des Aviateurs

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Let Them Die Like Lovers

Description

A body-jumping soldier grapples with the morality of her missions in this emotionally charged sci-fi thriller. Starring Mustafa Shakir (MARVEL'S "LUKE CAGE", HBO's "THE DEUCE") and Angela Lewis (FX's "SNOWFALL").

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Mustafa Shakir (BUSHMASTER on LUKE CAGE)
Angela Lewis (AUNT LOUIE on SNOWFALL)

Directed by Jesse Atlas

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Little Woods

Description

For years, Ollie (Tessa Thompson) has helped the struggling residents of Little Woods, North Dakota, gain access to Canadian healthcare: smuggling in their medications, sneaking people across the border for procedures and profiting from drug trafficking on the side. After she’s caught and put on probation, she plans to go legitimate but is driven back into the underbelly of their oil boomtown by her sister, Deb (Lily James).

Directed by Nia DaCosta

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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Mr. SOUL!

Description

From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
BLAIR UNDERWOOD (Voice of Ellis Haizlip)
HARRY BELAFONTE (Himself)
QUESTLOVE (Himself)
SONIA SANCHEZ (Herself)
NIKKI GIOVANNI (Herself)

Director: MELISSA HAIZLIP
Co-Director:SAM POLLARD
Writer:MELISSA HAIZLIP
Producer: MELISSA HAIZLIP
Executive Producer: BLAIR UNDERWOOD
Executive Producer: CHAZ EBERT
Co-Producer: DOUG BLUSH
Associate Producer: LEONARD JOSEPH
Cinematographer: HANS CHARLES

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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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New Phone, Who Dis? - Featuring Cyanca

Description

A regular guy named Flosslaraunt, bumps into a tree. A stack of money falls from the tree and hits his head, turns out it was a money tree. He shakes the tree, money rains on him and he becomes rich. With his new found wealth, he splurges, until a shady painter takes advantage of Floss's arrogance. When Floss realizes his money is gone, he goes back to the tree, but there is no more money.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Flosslaraunt: Muhammed Freeman
Fela Luti: Lute

Director & Writer: Alexander Hall
Steadicam op: Hudson Stafford
1st AC: Kiefer Andrew

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Night School

Description

Star Kevin Hart and producer Will Packer, who partnered for the hit Ride Along and Think Like a Man series, bring their signature style to Night School. The comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. Co-stars Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Taran Killam and Romany Malco join Hart on-screen for the film that Hart produces for his Hartbeat Productions, and Packer via his Will Packer Productions.

#NIGHTSCHOOL

www.nightschoolmovie.com

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Kevin Hart
Tiffany Haddish
Rob Riggle
Taran Killam
Romany Malco

Director:  Malcolm D. Lee
Writers: Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matt Kellard, Nicholas Stoller and John Hamburg
Produced by: Will Packer, Kevin Hart
Executive Producers: Malcolm D. Lee, Preston Holmes, James Lopez

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Otis

Description

A young calm, mentally unstable man attempts to convince his new buddy that they don't belong at a Psych ward by inciting an uprising, While trying to win back the affection of his ex-fiancée and daughter.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Alexander Etseyatse
Dwinsley Homere
Keithen Hergott
Murray Adams
Brian Hibbler
Jenelle Valle Simone
Paul Arthur
Bob Van Lindt
Synciere Smedley
Sarah Baskin
Bettina Goolsby
Jessica Perez

Written & Directed By Alexander Etseyatse
Produced By Ebony Lewis & Lily Johnson
DP by Rashad Frett & TJ Hellmuth

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Pa’lante - Featuring Hurray for the Riff Raff

Description

An estranged family attempts to reconnect in the aftermath of a post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico. The struggles facing the working class become the backdrop to their journey.

Cast & Credits

ATO Records
 
Song by Alynda Mariposa Segarra
Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa Aka Kris Merc
 
Starring
Mela Murder as Milagros
Kareem Savinon as Manuel
Amethyst as Baby Linda
 
Introducing
Kylie B as Maria
 
Director of Photography - Rudolf Costin
Editor - Michael Reuter EDITBAR
Story - Kristian Mercado Figueroa
Director Rep Reprobates - Doug Klinger
Production - BabyPanther
EP - Andrew Nisinson
EP - Avtar Khalsa
Producer - Yanira Figueroa Velázquez
Producer - Matthew Glueckert
Producer - Luis E Mendez
Assistant Director - Tiffany Stephens
Story Supervisor - Tiffany Stephens
Locations - Luis Mendez
Casting Director - Christina Morales
Driver - Daniel Maldonado
Event Organizer - Nora Cruz
Additional Locations - Balois Cora, Emily Iraola, Francheska Figueroa, Maria Justiniano
Puerto Rico Prep - Felipe Figueroa Jr. 
DIT - Peter Roman
EDITBAR
The Mill
Sound Lounge
Colorist - Josh Bohoskey The Mill NY
Art Director - Ramona Todoca
Type Design - Ionut Radulescu
Street Casting - Dennis Febo
Aerial Images - Drone Dogs
Drone Operator - Su-Jeng Sang
Drone Gimbal Operator - Gilberto Cruz

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Pa'lante

Description

Pa’lante (Forward), tells the brave personal stories of local Puerto Ricans five months after they were impacted by Hurricanes Irma/Maria and showcases an Apprentice Program led by volunteers that is teaching locals carpentry.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Bill Keegan
David Angelo
George and Daniel Torres
Rosie Perez
Ramón Rodríguez
Raymond Ortíz
William Bones
Wanda Soto
Cecilia Rivera
Alejandra Castrodad Rodríguez
Gabriela Fernández
Miguel Morales
Luis M. Benítez
Jose Gabriel González
Joseph González
James Noonan
John Delgado
Jose L. Pérez (Chegui) 
Neftali Pérez
Javier De Jesús

Director: Ramón Rodríguez
Producer: Ramón Rodríguez, Karina Silva
Executive Producer: David Angelo, Rosie Perez
Director of Photography: Karina Silva
Editor: Jesús Silva
Sound Mixer: Joseph Watson
Sound Design: Chris Fox
DI Colorist: Donald Freeman
Music: Luis Sanz

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Panic - Featuring Pablo Nouvelle and Fiona Daniel

Description

It has never been easier to fall in love with someone from a different culture than it is today in our globalized world. The early sentiments one feels towards someone who has been socialized differently are filled with curiosity and social pressure causing the irritation of knowing ones own true feelings of love. The music video Panic offers a close insight behind the scenes of a marriage between a western man and an eastern woman showing a broad diversity of emotions.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Nick Lobeck
Hanida Haryani

Artist - Pablo Nouvelle
Editor - Titus Bütler
Coloring - Ramon Königshausen
Director - Maximilian Speidel

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