Adversity, starring Enrico Colantoni (Just Shoot Me, Veronica Mars) follows eight TV writers in a network diversity program who compete for a staff position while being led by a racist exec who's been demoted due to multiple sexual harassment lawsuits.
A young manny grapples with his conscience when he finds himself in the world of suburban drug dealing.
From Jayce Baron and Hailie Sahar (Pose), Beyond Ed Buck follows the tragic murders that took place by the hands of Democratic political donor, Edward Buck. The documentary expands the conversation in which Black trans and Black gay-identified men fall prey to the sexual fetishes and baiting of crystal meth that exist throughout history. These encounters often result in fatal endings for many innocent people who just so happen to live under the umbrella of being queer and Black in America.
Filled with real-life survivors, community leaders, and families who give heartfelt testimonials, Beyond Ed Buck is a call-to-action work of art meant to inspire change in the world surrounding us so that one day the value of all human life will be acknowledged as one race of people.
By a stream in the woods - a place between worlds - two women find each other ankle-deep in the water, letting go of what's past and wondering what will come.
BLACK AS U R poses to Black America a highly confrontational and much avoided question. Why do we as a people protest against racial injustice, but disregard the injustices experienced by black queer people? After all, we are just as black as you are. In this incendiary documentary filmmaker Micheal Rice takes the audience on a journey through the homophobia that characterizes many black spaces, both contemporarily and via an autobiographic look into his own upbringing in the south.
BLACK AS U R is the first step in confronting the African American community about queerphobia, via the seering stories of queer black people.
Blue is a short film about the struggle of being different.
Faith, Identity and Sexuality. Our questions go unanswered mainly because we don't ask. What if we asked what's in our head? Were you born this way? Nature vs. Nurture? What's your story?
BREAK/UP is a queer musical short film following three confidently flawed people who should definitely not be dating. Alex, torn between a toxic relationship and a fling, must come to terms with her own truth when she realizes a break-up might be exactly what everyone needs. It’s a bop-along musical story where it’s totally fine to burn bridges, especially when it comes to putting yourself first.
A college therapist who moonlights as a ride-sharing app driver meets a too turnt lesbian couple with too much tea (and other things!) to spill in the car.
The week before her Orthodox Jewish wedding, Elisheva escapes to a rented room in the hills outside of Los Angeles to clear her head. While dodging calls from her mother and fiancé, Elisheva begins to form a life-changing bond with Meredith, the eccentric divorcee who owns the house she’s staying in.
Crystal and Chelsea is a half-hour comedy pilot about Crystal, a psychic that scams white women into being less racist, learning how to navigate a friendship with her roommate, Chelsea, a
white woman set on having the “Pinterest perfect” life. Consider it to be “ Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 meets Miss
Cleo with sprinklings of Love Witch.
Jesse desperately wants to hold Derek's hand, but he soon remembers that a bus stop is not a safe space for public displays of queer affection. A suggestive glance between them becomes more than they bargained for. True love takes courage, but in LA no one is braver than a gay who eats carbs.
Taylor Armstrong is quite anxious about the impending arrival of their two twins - and tonight's gender reveal party doesn't make things any easier. Taylor has always had a rocky relationship with their father, who exudes toxic masculinity, and Taylor's male friends aren't much better, as they ruthlessly tease Taylor about Taylor's aversion to traditionally masculine activities like sports and hunting. As the pressure builds from Taylor's father and male friends during tonight's party, Taylor prepares to share the truth about their gender identity.
Masculinity can be particularly confining and confounding, and Taylor Armstrong's difficult journey in EXPECTING speaks to the traumatic experiences that many people who are born as biological men often have.
A Jared Milrad Film, starring award-winning actors Jack Settipane (LAST CALL with John Malkovich), Kiana Madani (THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA opposite Al Pacino and Evan Peters), and Mark Torres (DR. DEATH, DEXTER), with cinematography by Rafael Leyva (Disney's ULTRA VIOLET & BLUE DEMON, MARIACHI, THE OATH).
“FEVER” is a psychological thriller that follows Jay, who after a series of violent events, escapes his racist family to embark on a new life with his Black boyfriend, Andre. While taking a pit stop to celebrate Andre’s mother’s 50th birthday, Jay’s mental health unravels as he faces the realities of his interracial relationship and the dangers of his whiteness.
FISHBOWL follows Natalie Song (17) as she returns home with her childhood friend, Joanne Cheng (18), to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Cheng household. Navigating festivities that were once inviting but now seem tinged with a foreign animosity, Natalie finds herself trapped between the burgeoning attraction she feels for Joanne and the unnerving attention placed upon them by both their families. Behind coded pleasantries and the gifting of an innocent goldfish as unwitting accomplice, Joanne's ever-perceptive mother, Deborah, blackmails Natalie into ending her flirtation with Joanne. Natalie drives back to school the next morning, contemplating Deborah's unspoken ultimatum.
Welcome to Florida, a place where a meth-addicted couple stole a motorized handicap cart from Walmart and drove it down the highway because they didn’t feel like walking to the bar; where a man beat his boyfriend nearly to death with a singing bass fish after arguing about what to have for dinner; where a cemetery groundskeeper called the police because he thought one of the corpses had climbed out of their grave; where the mall Easter Bunny beat the crap out of a kid for bullying another boy; a place where Floridaman and Floridawoman roam free.
After being triggered by an old memory of a past lover, Koi uses magic mushrooms to cope with residual feelings. New to psychedelics, Koi unknowingly enters an altered reality where their ego is broken down in real time. By the end of the trip Koi has an epiphany about what actually matters. Love.
A modern pop/R&B musical dealing with some of the most relevant issues of the day. College seniors Jamal and Trevor each think they have it all planned out until they have an unexpected encounter, but is their developing love enough to overcome their different backgrounds, paths, friends, and families?
Santino an undocumented immigrant, Trapped in Los Angeles by an enterprising criminal, works as a 'handyman' at an 'Anything Goes' Massage parlor to pay off his debt, But the Decadence of the business, his unstable boss, his family left in Mexico, and an underage girl (Grace) forced into prostitution push him toward violent ends.
Set in the near-future in the United States, Harmony is about a billionnaire entrepreneur named James who's launching a new tech company called Harmony. Amid rising societal tensions and violence between race, gender, and class, James wants to build a series of new communities that will, as he sees it, create more peace and harmony between communities. Tonight, to plan for next steps, James has gathered a diverse group of the brightest tech minds from his Stanford college days for an unforgettable dinner meeting.
One of those friends is Darrell and his wife, Mia. Fiercely outspoken and brilliant, Mia is a strong black woman and Ivy League-educated college professor who doesn't accept things at face value - especially ideas as audacious as Harmony. She's committed to questioning James' true intentions - and the seemingly blind eagerness of her friends - even if it causes tumult in her marriage.
In a future world where memories are handled like computer files, two lovers decide to undergo a procedure and have their entire relationship wiped from their brains.
Across all of the United States, there are only 21 gay bars for the women, non-binary, and trans masc community... this is the story of Lesbian Miserables.
A tale as old as time itself, ‘Let Me See You Clap’ is a music video that illustrates black love and culture before the stain of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. It encompasses the sound and sensuality of African culture of past and present.
From the perspective of Emmy-Award Winning Poet and Performer, Suzen Baraka, this short shares her story of growing up Black and Korean in America, and struggling with shame, helplessness and rage before finding pride, power and courage. MY ASIAN is a poetic rallying cry, highlighting the horrific miscarriages of justice that Asian-Americans and Asians in America are, and have historically been subjected to: from day-to-day micro-aggressions to actual acts of violence and terror against members of our community.
One Magenta Afternoon is a picture about a young African American boy, Les, and his Pop Pop, who use jazz music as a bridge into the world of the dead. Les tumbles through the visions and memories of 5 queer spirits from different times.
This film is for African American magic: for Hoodoo, Rootwork. This film is about the love between a Black grandson and a Black grandfather — for my own grandfather, a jazz musician and artist — this film is about a black youth’s connection to analog technology, the love for ingenuity & practical divinity. This work is for the child I never got to fully be and yet the child i was unashamed to be in the presence of my Pop Pop: the soft boy, the lavender boy.
One Magenta Afternoon is a short narrative afroqueer jazz fashion film, and proof of concept film for my original feature film script Lavender Boy.
When coming out of the thrift store isn't all you do. A new coming-of-age queer film follows Emily, a costume-wearing 25-year-old, on her journey through change, love, and discovering one's self.
Written by Australian, Jessica Rookeward. Our director, writer, DP, composer, and two actresses are Australian.
All actors are proud members of the LGBTQ family.
All rights of this film belong to Jessica Rookeward - creator and writer.
The behind the scenes making of a short film made by young college students to reclaim their royal inheritance during the beginning of a divided racial and political era of American history. The film is a witness of students bonding together to create unity, creativity, and advocacy.
Rewriting Hollywood is a global podcast featuring celebrities, creators, and influencers discussing inclusion and social impact in Hollywood, hosted by Jared Milrad, who worked for President Obama and founded Movikarma, a nonprofit organization supported by Warner Bros. Discovery and Lionsgate that empowers underrepresented creative talent. With the help of special guest hosts along the way, Jared interviews directors, writers, actors, producers and other changemaking creatives who are breaking barriers and overcoming adversity to have their stories told and voices heard. Join the conversation on Rewriting Hollywood to empower inclusive, impactful storytellers and harness the power of story for good.
In El Paso, Son stands in the shower, his cinnamon skin glistening, as he prepares for his father’s funeral. Memories flood into his head of the contentious relationship between a gay Latinx man and his religious Dad, as he journeys to a funeral in the times of COVID.
A 37-year-old woman with Down syndrome runs away from home and embarks on journey from Kalgoorlie to Perth.
Based on their play "Lavender Men," playwright-performer Roger Q. Mason explores questions of identity and vicious cycles of addiction in their short film "Taffeta." As a toxic phone sex relationship spirals out of control, the titular Taffeta must confront whether they will be able to break out of the destructive habits and crippling loneliness that have haunted their life.
This is the inspirational story of Nathan Seely, a black carpenter who, against all odds, built an extraordinary ten-foot-wide skinny home in the Village of Mamaroneck, New York, during the Great Depression.
A murdered Youtube influencer comes back to life to exact revenge, using her Murder Mystery platform to expose her fellow influencers, (and former BFF and boyfriend) as her murderers.
A limited series and podcast discussing all measures and propositions on the California 2020 General Election ballot
All Boys Aren't Blue
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Claire-ity is a satire about a wealthy ultra-conservative woman from Malibu. After her husband leaves her for a Progressive activist, Claire teams up with the most powerful lobbyist on the West Coast to create in Claire, the sort of candidate who will stop at nothing to succeed. Claire-ity satirizes the Left and the Right, wackiness ensues.
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.
In a world where physical distancing is strictly enforced during a years-long pandemic, Eric Jones (Alex Skinner) looks forward to his frequent video dates with Kat Hunley (Kiana Madani) a tech wizard who does consulting projects for the government. Eric's last girlfriend, Sarah, was killed by the virus, so he values his time with Kat. A nonprofit advocate, Eric's also intrigued by Kat's penchant for taking risks, and tonight, she has a crazy idea: meeting up "IRL," or In Real Life.
Eric really wants to see Kat in person - so he agrees to her plan. They meet at a local bar with a Clean Air Space System (CAS System). Despite initial nerves, Eric is pretty smitten by Kat, and after a few drinks, the two decide to take an even greater risk: go to Eric's place.
Once there, it turns out that Eric and Kat have dangerous secrets to share - secrets that are best kept at a safe distance.
Through the eyes of four individuals that identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, we see their push for social justice and racial equality, advocating for ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER while also showcasing the cultural impact the BLACK LGBTQIA+community has brought to the mainstream media but underhandedly has been forgotten.
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.
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.
Kapaemahu reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary dual male and female spirits within them.
Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of both male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. The stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden – until now. Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, Kapaemahu brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.
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.
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.
POZ ROZ is a provocative dark comedy series that explores the life of 20-something Rozzlyn "Roz" Mayweather after an HIV+ diagnosis rocks her already shaky world.
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.
Blair and Brandon Dottin-Haley of the #BLAIRISMS sit down with #SAVAGES of the culture to talk about their journeys and how they are using their legacies to make an impact on the world. Veterans of the #SAVAGECHATSERIES include the iconic Vanessa Williams, April Ryan, Kenny Lattimore and Faith Jenkins, along with Erika Alexander, Kim Coles and T.C. Carson, the ladies of En Vogue and so many more. The #SAVAGECHATSERIES is a space for fellowship, laughter, inspiration, reflection, healing and levity, a place where people are celebrated and given their flowers while they have the opportunity to see and smell them.
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.
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.
Tiny Laughs is the story of two people meeting at the cusp of monumental inner and outer change. Valentina Rojas and Jeff Chan are first generation dreamers who are taking their talent and determination into overdrive in their respective fields. Jeff's wanted to be an actor since he was five years old, but as the son of physicians, he was strongly encouraged to follow a path of
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.
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.
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