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Brothers from the Suburbs

Brothers from the Suburbs

Brothers From the Suburbs is a short-form digital comedy series that chronicles the highs and lows of three black teens coming of age in a suburban, white, private school community.
‘BFTS’ observes the largely unexplored, uncomfortable incidents common to suburban minorities—from placation and fetishization to everyday micro-aggressions and worse. 'Brothers From the Suburbs' is a story about friendship, social and cultural integration, and the universal quest for teenage identity.

Frederick Douglass Boulevard aka Food & Drink Boulevard aka F.D.B.

Frederick Douglass Boulevard aka Food & Drink Boulevard aka F.D.B.

Malcolm Jamal Turner, an African-American Harlemite and struggling music writer from the Ohio suburbs, is... ambivalent about the neighborhood's changing demographics (when not outright hostile). Armed with little more than white Americans' conditioned fear of black violence, Malcolm concocts a ludicrous scheme to de-gentrify Harlem.

Sauce

Sauce

From award winning filmmaker Dui Jarrod comes a provocative dramedy on BRIC TV about rising culinary star Moon Hampton, who seems to have it all - looks, skill and swag. That is until a damning story goes viral and he loses a coveted new executive chef position. Chef Moon decides to take matters into his own hands - for better, or worse, and concocts a sauce, infused with an illicit ingredient for his ailing Mom. Can Moon find the recipe for redemption with the help of his greatest loves – food, fame, and his soon-to-be ex-wife.

Soul City: Grace

Soul City: Grace

New Orleans, 1968. After the death of her mother, eight-year-old Althea is left in the care of her devoutly religious yet verbally abusive godmother, Grace. When the abuse heightens, Althea turns to drawing to release her pain. Unbeknownst to her, Althea's thoughts expressed through her art manifest far beyond the paper. After Grace suffers an untimely death, Althea is taken in by Grace's friend, a kind, fellow church-member. Years pass, and Althea moves with her own family into a new home. While unpacking, Althea’s daughter stumbles upon her mother's old drawings and unearths more than just memories of Althea's past.

Surina & Mel.

Surina & Mel.

Surina & Mel are our first gen, metropolitan, modern day Laverne and Shirley. This story tracks the life of a fun, unlikely odd couple: Surina, who’s brash and non-committal, and Melanie, who’s straight laced and type A. While Surina zigs, Mel zags, but they work as friends because they pick up the slack of each other. And most importantly, they’re always there for each other. Together, they unsuccessfully navigate their lives as grown ups, one micro-aggression at a item.

The Right Swipe

The Right Swipe

When best friends India and Margo team up to start a business fixing men’s dating profiles, they have only three rules:
One: They must use their powers for good.
Two: They charge on a sliding scale.
Three: They can’t sleep with their clients. Or date them. Or flirt with them.
Margo and India serve as romantic consultants to a a trans man, a queer poet, a hotep, and more – all while trying not to f*ck up their own love lives in the process.