Animation Shorts

PRIZEFIGHTER

PRIZEFIGHTER

Prizefighter tells the story of legendary heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight boxer to win the title and hold the crown, from 1908-1915. It spans the period between 1910 to 1946, recreating his infamous 'fight of the century' with Jim Jefferies, the great white hope, to his untimely death following a blatant act of racial discrimination at a secluded roadside diner. And touches on the tumultuous relationship with his first wife, Etta Duryea, whom was white, signifying the brashness of Johnson's character to blatantly defy such taboos and racist norms in early 20th century America.

SUBSTANCE

SUBSTANCE

Based on True Events; Jason, the oldest of two boys loves his home but battles with wanting to change the deteriorating community and the desire to leave it behind. Tension turns to anger as Jason and his brother John battle over the decision to embrace the drug culture while simultaneously endangering John's daughter. Her symbolic gesture will change the future of the family and change her father’s SUBSTANCE.

Unalienable Rights

Unalienable Rights

During the 70’s and 80’s there was an organization that forged communal-ism and voiced the struggle for civil-rights. The MOVE organization led by John Africa, a philosophical man able to lead a group of Philadelphians with hopes of achieving humanistic utopia of connecting as one with nature and rid the land of racism and police brutality. Also during this time talk-radio personality, Mumia Abu-Jamal, a MOVE supporter and Black Panther, covered many MOVE trials throughout his career and asked John Africa to represent him during his trial for allegedly killing a Philadelphia officer during a traffic stop involving Mumia’s brother.