All Boys Aren't Blue
There's the protest and the fallout from the protests BUT what about the in-between; which is the life that happened and happens in-between the headlines. An emotionally tattered father tries to raise his civic-minded teenage son in a nation of civil unrest and systemic racism.
Inspired by a true story. Anna is battling the beginning stages of dementia at an assisted living facility in the days following the statewide quarantine. No longer able to receive visits from her family, she is forced to spend time with them via Zoom, which proves to be difficult. Anna battles the loneliness of her everyday routine and her fading memory, as she struggles to find human connection through technology. Before she knows it, the only consistent thing in her life is her caretaker.
“An American Boy” is a realistic drama set in early 2000s Chicago. The story follows a musically talented young boy who is sent to live with his convert Muslim father after his mom discovers him dressing up as her. Inciting religious practices on the young boy, he is forbidden to sing in an upcoming school recital, which forms new trauma in his life.
Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love.
On his wedding day, Eric Fuller tries to clear his conscience and break things off with his secret lover Sarah, but she's not ready to let him go.
This near-future Sci-Fi drama explores love, letting go, and how the technology of today will affect the relationships of tomorrow.
A grief stricken teenager finds an unexpected way to mourn the loss of her first love.
Ashmina, 13, lives with her family at the outskirts of Pokhara Nepal. Forced to skip school, Ashmina helps her family make ends meet by working at the landing field, packing the parachutes of foreign pilots in return of small change.
Kenny and Pete have been best friends since forever. Neither had a sibling so they were more like brothers. Kenny was always quick to defend and help Pete. But after the unexpected death of Kenny's father, their roles switch dramatically
A Bay City peaceful protest turns and puts Vivian (Karrueche Tran) and her pregnancy in extreme danger, as a member of the BCPD goes rogue. Pete (Kristos Andrews) rushes to the hospital. R.J. (Najee De-Tiege) is arrested without cause. Xander (Dante Aleksander), Frankie (Bianca D’Ambrosio), and Regan (Chiara D'Ambrosio) capture critical events on video.
JoAnn Davidson (Meredith Thomas) is a very successful realtor. However, she is also estranged from her adopted son, Brandon (Albert Kong). After an interaction with a clothing store employee (Brianna Wheeler), JoAnn attempts to reconnect with Brandon during the holidays.
Javion is a dutiful and loving black father. He is the protector and provider of the family, including his wife, daughter, and grandmother. However, he is haunted by a secret that he continues to bury in silence. Not knowing how to deal with the trauma, he attempts to hide the behemoth inside him that is trying to break out. But not until tonight when he is finally overwhelmed, and he attacks his family while he ultimately comes face-to-face with his painful past. Only the prayerful hands of his grandmother can help channel his buried emotion from taking control.
A music video to the new single "Black Leather" by Leo*.
Is it fair for us to ask others to let down their walls while we refuse to be our most vulnerable selves?
A short Suicide Awareness PSA that explores the affects of police brutality/Coronavirus on the psyche.
Ali, a troubled yet imaginative boy, has one dream in life: to become a screenwriter. Neglected by his mother, brutalized by his stepfather, and bullied by members of the neighborhood gang; he longs for a safe space to simply write screenplays and immerse himself in the world of his imagination. As he searches for a safe haven, he discovers a magical cave. Nestled inside of the cave, he begins to write and draw prolifically. But as the violence from his stepfather and the local gang turn deadly, he must decide to either take a stand or lose his dream forever.
Crip gang members Chili, Mia, and Tracey ride their bikes down a picturesque street on the Northside of Long Beach when Chili spots Kiki, a fellow classmate. Mia reveals that Kiki has just lost her brother to police brutality Chili invites Kiki to join the gang. Kiki accepts but later reveals that she plans to go off to college setting off a series of unexpected events.
After surviving an attempt on his life, disgraced police officer Adam Hoffman seeks revenge and calls upon his partner and friend, David Carter. Carter is torn between his sense of duty to his department and his community. Together, the two confront their stained past and make decisions that will dictate the future of the force and the people they serve.
Bubbly Brown Sugar tells the story of two soulmates meeting in their dreams and their parallel journeys to finding each other upon waking up.
In Bubbly Brown Sugar, lifestyle blogger and entrepreneur Jewel Patterson has always had psychic dreams that often times came true as a child. When she accepts the proposal for marriage from her longtime sweetheart, Gabriel Hamilton, her psychic dreams come back with such intensity, it throws her life upside down.
A black father goes on a journey to learn more about his kid who identifies as a transgirl. While learning about the struggles of trans people, he is faced with backlash about his support and parenting style. The father goes against his own beliefs and views of the world just to learn how to effectively support his daughter during her transition.
With his elementary understanding of courtship, 11-year-old Darius meets up with friends that conspire to play a popular “predator vs. prey” childhood game, targeted to take advantage of girls.
After a nasty breakup and fallout with her family, a young woman moves to Los Angeles and enters a cooking contest to meet a celebrity chef. There's just one problem: she doesn't have a kitchen.
Groomed by an older man with promises of love and protection, 16-year-old Savannah Jones' romantic expectations quickly fade as she finds herself trapped in the dark and devastating world of sex trafficking. Now called "Blondie," she stumbles her way through the hierarchy of girls, as she is forced to perform sexual acts for the wealthy. In the end, her efforts for rescue
A remorseful police officer struggles to cope with the fact he mistakenly killed an unarmed teenager while trying to make amends with his wife and the teens mother.
A therapist is gets the case of a lifetime. Little does she know that things start to get personal.
|CONNECT| is a compelling supernatural socio-political drama with sci-fi elements about a young black male named Vincent who is struggling with his ability to communicate with the dead. Once his ability becomes public as the sudden murder of a teenage shakes the community, he is forced to make a life altering decision.
When a first date takes a wrong turn it leaves a woman unhinged and forces a serial dater into a conversation that will change his life forever.
In the near future, the evolution of the internet has given way to a world in crisis; one where everyone's connected and no one is safe. Molly Solis, a cyber securities analyst, understood these dangers better than anyone and was determined to find a way to keep people protected... until she vanished without a trace. Now, friends and foes from her past are in a race against time to decipher cryptic messages she's left behind; tales that paint a grim picture of technology run amok. As the mystery deepens, they’ll discover the stories, and Molly herself, may be concealing information that could change the world, or destroy it.
After talking to Gina for months on Instagram, Anya
faces her teenage fears when she bumps into her at a friend's party.
Excerpts from short films, A Little Tied Up, Friends Be Like, and 1Chance.
Two Syrian refugee siblings receive official legal documents to permanently join their father in the United States. However, when the plane lands in JFK, they are taken into custody for interrogation by Custom and Border Police.
Janine forces her teenage daughter and her two besties to have an actual conversation by confiscating their cellphones for one hour. Meanwhile she texts her husband she wants a divorce.
Zachariah suffers from abandonment after losing his father in an accident. In order to support his younger brothers, he gets involved in a drug deal that lands him in prison. Through hardships behind bars Zachariah becomes spiritually enlightened. In Divide & Conquer, he struggles to maintain his father's legacy without falling back into a violent world.
Hindered by the severe weakness caused by ALS, activist/author Jim Clingman struggles to continue his fight for Black rights. Miles away at school, his daughter Kiah, isolates herself from the pains of his disease and unconsciously flees from her father’s prolific legacy. With a major paper due sooner than anticipated and a need to go home to take care of her dad, she’s backed
A 16 year old and her 10 year old brother find themselves homeless in Harlem.
A revolutionary businessman tries to conquer the world with $2,000
On May 3rd 2020, I was diagnosed with the Shingles virus. Which then developed into Bell's Palsy / Ramsay Hunt syndrome. This is a visual diary documenting my journey to recovery.
In this experimental thriller, a young man pursues the truth behind a local mystery no matter the cost.
Darlene has a date with the cute boy from Tower Records, but her best friend Nisha points out that he may expect a kiss. Darlene has never kissed a boy, and neither has Nisha. But that doesn't stop the best friends from embarking on a kissing lesson that includes cherry lip gloss, Leonardo DiCaprio and some unexpected feelings.
THE FIXER is a crime, thriller about an extorted Mafia enforcer who must partner with the femme fatale hired gun who murdered his wife in order to save his daughter and liberate himself from a sadistic Los Angeles crime boss.
Thaddeus is a happy boy who lives with his mother and half-sister in a small house. Because of a brain injury, Thaddeus has a difficult time communicating with people but still sees the beauty in his surroundings.
Before the day of his mother’s birthday. He wants to give his mother a special gift by saying Happy Birthday to her. After Thaddeus falls down and hits his head in the bathroom, he can suddenly understand the human language. On the day of his mother’s birthday, his sister mocks him because she doesn’t want her boyfriend to know Thaddeus is not a normal boy. And, his mother turns a blind eye to his sister’s behaver.
The malicious words are full of Thaddeus’s head. He decides to stick the pencils into his ear, and the world is finally quiet.
Foreign Puzzle is an intimate documentary that captures the journey of an inspiring Mexican American dancer as she communicates the impermanence of life through dance while juggling the roles of a recently divorced parent of a 6-year-old, a choreographer and a primary school teacher amidst intensive treatments for breast cancer.
After the death of her mother, Kayla, a bitter woman who had a torn relationship with her family, comes back home to settle her mother’s will when she meets an unexpected visitor that forces her to confront her past.
In 1999, Novato, California, an 8-year-old girl named Jessie is enjoying what little time she has left with her best friend, Lucas. The two of them have difficulty conveying it, but they’re both aware as to what is about to happen. The trailer park they live in will be closed, and the whole community will be forced to evacuate, as a result of the MTBE water contamination. For Jessie, this means facing an unwanted change and learning to say goodbye to that which tethers her to her little pink trailer.
The Gaze is a hilarious and raw, heartfelt dramedy tracking the career of Jerome Price, an openly queer black actor, as he fights to rise above the labyrinth of systemic racism and inequality in the entertainment industry in hopes of being able to shine under a gaze that sees him as equal and free. In Season 1: “...No Homo” we are introduced to Jerome as he meets the play and the
White American Theatre festival that forever change the trajectory of his career and life in the arts.
A young boy tries to escape his past by isolating himself in the woods where he soon discovers the true meaning of life and his identity.
Devin, a concerned neighbor finds himself in the middle of a crisis when he suspects his neighbor, Ashley may be getting abused by her boyfriend. He is faced with a decision to further investigate the suspected abuse or to take the advice and not intervene in the situation.
Maya is a cover band singer in a Las Vegas casino-hotel lounge trying to connect with her daughter who is growing up in the Philippines without her. Wrestling between her passion for songwriting and becoming a pop-culture photocopy for an un-listening audience, she realizes that music -- the one thing that keeps them distant – can also bring them closer together.
A cinematic short about the very famous comic character Harley Quinn (known from Batman). Kistune – The Master of Fire, Master of Fear confronts Harley with one of her toughest decisions. She has to choose between her new life with Poison Ivy and her old life with Joker. A journey through the dark psyche and anxieties of Harley Quinn begins.
The redefining declaration of inheritance made by African American artist.
Struggling in a dying town, Dean is a conflicted young man trying to navigate the complexities of caring for his cancer-ridden brother while maintaining his own dreams.
When his brother's insurance finally dries up, Dean finds himself with little choice and enlists his brother to help him rob a store, setting off a chain of events that cannot be undone.
The Ice Cream Stop is a story of DR. Mike Harris and the strong love he and his wife share as they are about to be new parents. The love is so deep and rich, he will go through any lengths to take care of his family. During an act of love, the Harris family is shattered within 30 minutes when Harris is pulled over in the middle of the night.
A workaholic TV news editor finds out he is dying and dedicates his remaining days to making a movie about the meaning of life for his estranged wife and their soon-to-be-born son.
All seven episodes of the first season have been completed. Provided here is the pilot episode. The rest of Season 1 can be viewed on the website with the password: kg1 https://incompletenesstheseries.com/season-01
A black faculty member takes a calculated risk to motivate an underachieving student. In this 13 minute short a black professor must cross the line of acceptable academic protocol while placing his faith in the unwritten code of silence.
A young, black couple’s anniversary takes a bittersweet turn when a police officer pulls the husband over on a questionable traffic stop. Inspired by true events.
John, is a drama that examines the life of a man living with a physical disability as he embarks on a journey of self-acceptance, confidence and love.
Joseph cannot stand being the center of attention for his birthday. None of his friends listen to his concern, so instead of jumping on a boat with them, he abandons the fun and meets Gonzo, who gives him a mission : recover a jacket he forgot in a former lover’s hotel room. But when Joseph finally succeeds, he’s only left with a jacket, marbles and an address. Once arrived at
With the struggles of adulting looming over their heads, Ally, Gigi, and Yaya must also learn and accept their newfound powers while defeating an evil source after their bloodline.
In this intense drama by Haitian-Canadian director Joyce Fuerza, a reserved elementary school teacher, Rosa, finds her life upended when she comes across an abused student, Kamila. As she sees her younger self through the eyes of Kamila, Rosa’s attempt to stop the cycle forces her to make an unexpected decision; an action that brings back disturbing memories.
A reel of a few short films, skits, and series featuring Larry Adigun.
Wayne, a struggling method actor, inherits the city’s last porno cinema from his estranged father Al. Seeing this as an unconventional opportunity to reconcile with the father he barely knew, Wayne absorbs himself in the underworld of the adult cinema business.
Upon hearing that her grandmother has passed away, Kaashi, a young Indian woman who left town to study abroad, comes back to her home with the intention of performing the funeral rites herself, to honor the only family member who believed in her.Kaashi will defy the century- old traditions to honor her grandmother’s last wish, and perform the last rites.
Janine and Lula are having a routine granddaughter and grandmother day out when a stop at a local gas station does not go as planned.
L & X (Life & Times) of a Single Angeleno chronicles the comedic struggles + mishaps of dating as an #eldermilennial in Los Angeles.
As told through the beautifully flawed lens of three best friends, Paige, Logan and Bodhi, L & X gives a raw look into the joys and pains of navigating life, love, and career in the city of dreams.
Young lovers escape to a vacation home to save their relationship.
The City of Corrientes in summer. On the shores of Paraná, in the shadow under General Belgrano Bridge, thousands of families compete for space for their umbrella and chaise lounge. Priscila, a 7 year old girl no one pays any attention to, sets out in pursuit of an elusive toy vendor, getting further away from her family and closer to adventure.
A Romantic comedy about 2 men finding love after a hook up. Although their connection is seamless, they can't escape the issues affecting their blossoming relationship. Spencer and Jayden walks us through the stages of their petty unconventional love story.
The Magical Root is a true story about a transformational time in the life of Frederick Douglass. It was the day he decided he was no longer a slave -- but a free man in a slave's body.
Queen Makeda enters her throne room full of splendor and glory. Her power equals her beauty. And has just return from her visit with King Solomon.
In this dramedy mini series, 20-something year old Sheena is ready to move on from her small city of Alexandria, LA and head to New Orleans. She has a great relationship with her cousins, Ayana and Giselle, with whom she lives with. Her parents, Darnel and Niecey, have been married since she was born and from Sheena's perspective, they are the epitome of a loving relationship. Everything is on track until a blow up between Darnel and Niecey occurs at
her little sister Ainsley's birthday dinner. Later, Niecey reveals that they're getting a divorce. This news unlocks an old memory that sends Sheena on a journey of self-discovery. Niecey and her mother, Hazel, are also forced to revisit the past as information is unveiled; sending Niecey on her own journey of self-discovery. Sheena's family isn't who she thought they were and now she's left trying to put all the pieces back together.
A Young Sketch Artist visits a well renowned psychiatrist as his life begins sprawling out of control after years of Physical and Verbal Abuse has taken a toll on him.
Adapted from the acclaimed play by Daniel Talbott, MIKE & SETH explores the long-standing relationship between two childhood best friends. When Seth, the best man, arrives to town for Mike and Emily's wedding, the boys spend one last night alone. Seth is haunted by memories of his and Mike's complicated past. The night reveals secrets, privilege, and fear of what's to come. Are we deserving of our desires if we can't face our betrayals?
When a recently separated couple meets up at their favorite bar, the reunion awakens feelings of bitterness, remorse, and love. This short film is based on the real-life experiences of its director and writer Michael Landry.
filmTOY Studios presents “NILE: A Visual Embodiment of a Sonic Experience.” A non-linear short film that exhibits the various memories of a son’s journey to rebuild his connection to his late father. A five-part story told through imagery, poetry, dance, and music - based on the song “Nile” by Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar.
Lawrence Norrington, "a coke-nosed, good for nothing, trust-fund fuck," joins a video conference with his company, only to be unexpectedly shot in the face. Cock sure Detective, Harry Styles, jumps in the whodunit to crack the case wide open.
It's a normal day at the office for therapist Sarai Winters, or is it? After her first client asks for advice about harming her husband, Sarai gets a call that changes the trajectory of her day -- and maybe life. See how Sarai navigates her clients while dealing with personal misfortune.
Two cousins, Cootie and Pinch, are recruited to retrieve a notorious criminal’s, Malloy, gun that he has hidden inside of a diner. Once the two cousins arrive they find that the gun is missing as the diner is full of patrons they must figure out who may have taken the gun and return it to Malloy or face deadly consequences.
When well-minded young father, Paul, takes his two children to the park, he impulsively confronts another young father after the two men’s children get into a physical altercation.
Leon's thought and emotions are so impaired due to drug abuse that contact is lost with external reality.
During the darkest day of his life thus far, Mike Cole, must face his most challenging insecurity.
Inspired by "Untitled: in response to Emergent Strategy," a poem by Tamisha A. Tyler, the film follows Ricki in their first week of moving to a new city. We see them navigate their identity as a queer child of immigrants while confronting feelings of homesickness.
Rules to Rule is an exhilarating short film that brings you into an underworld of crime through a colorful crew of thieves who operate on a strict code. When one of their own betrays the group, adherence to the rules becomes more than a guide to the perfect score - it’s a necessity for survival.
Struggling to communicate, a girl finds herself in a familiar cycle. To break the cycle she makes the decision to choose herself and her own peace of mind.
Love is amazing...til it's not! Shhh is a narrative short film that explores the varying ideas of ideals in a relationship. Can Becks and Marcus really come together and "hear" each other, or are they destined not to stay together?
Ronnie Maxwell, a self-conscious gay black man, catfishes his way into finding love while navigating life as a millennial. It’s a show about friendship, figuring out life along the way, and understanding the actual value of self-love.
During the height of a pandemic, Jakayla Brooks struggles to accept her big sister Taniya’s positive
test result. But as the severity of the infectious disease becomes clear, she embraces her ill sister’s
request to create a list of ways to find joy during sorrow.
So OCD is a silent film that follows a 20-something with severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder through a typical night out...well, typical for her. She is social and enjoys going out with her friends, but instead of being able to go home at the end of the night and go to bed, she has to spend hours finding resolution for all the triggers she encountered along the way - people touching her at the bar, sitting on restaurant benches, handing off her credit card, etc. Ashamed to share how difficult seemingly inconsequential activities end up being for her, she quietly handles them at home. Alone.
An ode to George Flyod, STOP KILLING US is infused with deep reverence for our ancestors who senselessly lost their lives during slavery.Though abolished, hate for black life is reflected in their lives continuously being cut short by those sworn in to protect and serve. We set out to highlight Black love, using that love as our guiding light. OUR LIVES MATTER.
When fiercely independent Monika moves back to New York from Los Angeles determined to make it this time completely on her own, the last thing she ever expected was to meet Trent with an open heart and open arms.
$TACK$ is a film that holds a mirror up to the audience offering them an opportunity to see the truth within themselves. Upon first view almost everyone misses the stinging social commentary and myriad of clues teasing the audience as to what’s truly unfolding on screen. Purposefully daring them to confront the judgments and assumptions in their own minds.
A young woman, Mackenzie, is a talented singer who seeks to distance herself from her past through songwriting and a twelve step support program. Meanwhile, her estranged father, Ray, an LAPD detective about to retire, tracks her down. The delicate opportunity for the two to reconnect is fraught with obstacles when Mackenzie's ex boyfriend, Fox, suddenly appears on the scene. After Ray is forced to step in to protect his daughter from Fox, he takes her back to their old home where forgiveness becomes possible.
After the death of their father, two estranged brothers must now run the family's law firm as one. In the process, they battle relationships, identity, and the costs of protecting a legacy.
Music video performed by Hip Hop/R&B artist Johnal West
'The Ticket' series follows the story of an L.A. entrepreneur who is being stalked by power hungry meter maids. The discovery of their secret society exposes us to a world that we could never prove existed.
Upon discovering she has the dance audition of a lifetime, Cahira's internal battle with schizophrenia threatens to destroy it.
TRYING HARD follows the intimate story of Maki Bonifacio as a young gay professional from the Philippines working and living in Nashville, Tennessee. Maki attempts to navigate dating in the U.S., while trying to overcome insecurities and familial pressure amidst the challenges brought forth by his sexual orientation, race, and status as a foreign worker.
After a series of conversations with his 8 year-old daughter about the current racial climate, Emmai was inspired by watching her make BLM signs and use art to express her feelings. Being a witness, he was moved to find creative ways to augment the voices that often get overlooked. Emmai and Makayla take ASL classes together and to this day, is important to their relationship
Quincy has been finding it difficult to cope with the death of his younger brother, who was wrongfully shot and killed by a police officer. When the officer is acquitted of all charges, he loses the little hope he had left in the justice system and in himself. As Quincy is pushed to face his emotions and navigate his new reality, he is presented with an opportunity to take matters into his own hands to try and give his brother the justice he deserves.
#WASHED – EPISODE 207: Dark Reality Pt. 1
"The heart wants what the heart wants… the heart is stupid"
Determined, focused, and ready for action; Carmen makes sure Mya has a good time with Trent, but Mark has a new plan to get her back. Amber dreams receive a rude awakening. Khloe seeks help from… Eric?
Donnie pursues his passion "acting" with the help of his agent Michael. He fails in one casting after the other until he decides to give up his dream. A final casting request comes in
for the role as the main actor. It's a free improvisation about the life of Wilhelm Bartelmann, the inventor of the beach chair. So Donnie takes on this task where fiction and truth seem to mix..
Based on several incidents of murder in the LGBTQIA community in Jamaica, WINSTON unpacks how societal homophobia can affect the psyche and culture of the population.
Winston is a young man left without options by the society he strives to live in.
Ahmaud gets tired of the racism that controls our world, so he uses a VR headset to escape to a better reality. But he quickly realizes that it is not what he thinks and he has to try to escape.
YOU, ME, US...
An anthology series focusing on two individuals living on the
edge of suspense, family drama, and crime, while at times
feeling like complete strangers to each other. In every
installation of this series, we see the desperation to work
through their troubling circumstances while managing their
relationship the best way possible. Leaving the audience with
the unique opportunity to learn and grow with them along their journey.
Compilation of theatrical and commercial work from actor Zach Porter.