In this coming of age, zombie film, pre-teens Yaya, Jared and Dre begin their day slanging water on the corner until they are forced to survive a zombie outbreak. On their journey, lives are lost, dreams are killed, and new realities are accepted. How will these kids navigate a world they aren’t meant to survive and how do they hold on to their innocence during the process?
A limited series and podcast discussing all measures and propositions on the California 2020 General Election ballot
What if Black people couldn't have been killed during the time of slavery in America? Mirabelle, an enslaved 25 yr old black woman, finds herself in a world of supernatural powers fighting the forces of evil to deliver the oppressed into a new age of peace.
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.
A grief stricken teenager finds an unexpected way to mourn the loss of her first love.
Jenny is a Nice Girl with big dreams — to someday become the kind of reporter that once peopled Richard Nixon's nightmares. Her reality is a miasma of low pay, constant layoffs, and one very persistent Internet stalker. When the cops turn out to be profoundly unhelpful, Jenny and her hacker roommate, Lisa, decide to take matters into their own hands.
Backwards God tells the story of how man made God in his image. The film interweaves elements of ecology and spirituality to retell the book of Genesis through a womanist lens.
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.
A safe space where Black women reveal their struggles with mental health, including how the "Strong Black Woman" stereotype impacts their mental wellness and healing.
This candid short doc features interviews with Black women who have or are currently experiencing a mental health crisis; insight from Black therapists regarding the particular mental health challenges Black women face; resources to cultivate healing and tools to identify self.
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.
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.
To cope with homesickness, a Filipino grandmother in Los Angeles spends her savings on annual care packages for family in the Philippines. Over a month, she scours for the best deals at stores to buy necessities and ship boxes in time for Christmas. Though she feels grateful for her time in America, she must decide if she can live much longer away from her family.
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.
After a night of partying with a certian someone, Ella wakes up in a random luxury home which turns out to belong to the infamous Italian mafia boss, Tony Patranelli. Things take a twisted turn when she finds herself in a morbid situation, leading her to meet some of the “goodfellas” along the way. Is she in danger? Is this all part of “the plan”? Or is this just a … prickly situation?
“Cactus” is a dark comedy that tests your judgments about who somebody is and how actions can sometimes show maybe not your stereotypical view of ones character. Things can turn out funny when you assume the worst.
As two friends unravel their true feelings for each other, their focus is immediately shifted to survival when their love is haunted by the spirit of a bitter hotel owner.
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
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.
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.
As a child Nancy Willis dreamt of joining the circus, longing for freedom and adventure. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and a prognosis not to live beyond her twenties, the now 65-year-old artist invites us into her world. Combining hard hitting memories of societal discrimination with the depth and beauty of everyday moments, she opens up about vulnerability, self-exploration, family and maternity. This is a stark reminder of the treatment of disabled people, but also a remarkable story of a woman who refused to be broken by society’s limited expectations of her. The narrative meanders seamlessly between the grounded and the dream-like. A rich tapestry of artwork, observation and archive, illustrates the challenges of physical deterioration, but also the infinite possibilities of imagination.
A haunted, sexy Las Vegas penthouse dweller explores the darker side of the city and its many addictions.
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.
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.
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.
A 16 year old and her 10 year old brother find themselves homeless in Harlem.
Three mature imperfect Black women on a quest to dismantle a ring of abusive men. They're fueled by their own darkness from their past and present dysfunctions which cower over their lives and motivate their actions. It is Irreverent, Funny, Action-oriented, and Emotional.
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.
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.
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.
High Risk: The Unfiltered Truths of Minority Pregnancy is a documentary that explores the lives of several individuals that have experienced complications with conceiving, giving birth and postpartum depression. This project follows people of color on their journeys to parenthood through varying methods including assisted reproductive technology. The piece explores the health and emotional challenges that Black people face in the United States related to childbirth.
The redefining declaration of inheritance made by African American artist.
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.
Darkness is upon the world and light is almost fading. Two elves, the last of their kind, will fight against the doom of the world.
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.
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 woman who has been dumped twelve times in a row, discovers to her dismay that she has a loser in love gene. To break the curse, she must get back together with all 12 of her exes and, in turn, break up with them in this brilliantly deconstructed romantic comedy.
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.
Childhood best friends Nyla, Casey and Eran use a popular social media app to spark a night of adventure. The randomly generated coordinates lead them to a location where their manifestation are said to come true. It's just a harmless app right?
Navel Gazers is a dark comedy that takes place in the inevitable future where humanity has become so engrossed with their mobile devices that their spines have developed permanent and inheritable curvatures – a society that is perpetually navel gazing. One woman longs to break free of her screen and experience the world with her own eyes. But when Polly decides to make her drea
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.
“Prepared" provides a glimpse into the world of Black female empowerment under the guise of haircare, self-love, and a fictitious self-help book titled "Hey Sis, Be Prepared."
On the eve of the 2020 election, a posse of six progressives ride into red country armed with heart, humor, and naiveté, what they really need is heavy artillery. A frightening prescient look at the weaponization of Whiteness in America; their dreams of getting the vote out are quickly slashed—death is their final ballot entry.
Things start to unravel for Dr. Rhonda Mitchell when a video of her chasing a patient goes viral, she decides to dump her on again, off again boyfriend and the team suggests bringing in another doctor.
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.
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?
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.
A down-trodden middle-aged suburban woman hears a powerful message while washing dishes and gains power to stay the course.
Speak Truth 2 Power is a light-hearted dramedy created by N-Spired Productions' one-woman team as part of a 24-hour film challenge to encourage Covid-drained mankind to "stay the course."
Starting a new chapter in her life, Grace moves to New York City, only to find that her apartment isn’t ready and she must find another place to stay for the weekend. The owner of this “room,” Pierre, is quite entrepreneurial, decking it out with fine Egyptian cotton sheets and bold yellow accoutrements. However, the room isn't what Grace expected.
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.
Miranda is a 1st-generation Salvadoran-American indiepop singer with a growing online following. Miranda’s at a nightclub to meet with some label representatives who are “interested in her music” - and instead finds herself connecting with Cristina, an immigrant from El Salvador who is also the bathroom attendant at this club.
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.
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
Upon discovering she has the dance audition of a lifetime, Cahira's internal battle with schizophrenia threatens to destroy it.
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
#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?