2020 Year of the Nurse is a documentary about Black nurses and practitioners in Virginia, New York, and other cities across the country. This project provides insight into how they fought to save lives from the devastating effects of Covid-19. It also highlights how the medical professionals had to fight for their rights when faced with multiple challenges such as systemic racism, pandemic preparedness, work-life balance, and mental health issues while on the front lines.
A determined 40-year-old actress faces age discrimination and when she lands the break she's waited for, casting demands to know her "real," age before they'll hire her for the role, forcing her once again to face the reality that age dictates the rules for talent.
A young singer, Rashida, finds the magic of her voice on one wild night. Starring Eden Duncan-Smith (See You Yesterday, Roxanne Roxanne)
When a capable and hardworking young Black woman seeks advancement in her corporate career, she comes face-to-face with the gender and racial biases of her workplace. All the while, a broader climate of hate continues to grow.
Every family has one. A disgrace, a shameful dishonor, or a traumatic detail that is quietly tucked away under their grandmother's rug. 7 SHARP revolves around a very ordinary family of three generations: Gammy, Charlene and Kiki. They seem to be living a very ordinary life, facing struggles like most black families you find in Anytown, USA— until you take a closer look.
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 woman grapples with her sudden inability to speak which is triggered when reflecting on the former glory and fading light of her relationship.
At Your Service is a 30 minute, character-driven, situational comedy that embraces the varying and larger-than-life personalities of 6 restaurant workers. The work environment is a chaotic one that brings love triangles, interesting customers, and insane scenarios. Naive, angry, ditsy, cynical, laid-back, and dramatic characters combine their unique qualities in an attempt to provide the best service in New York City. One worker, in particular, is having a harder time than most, while simultaneously entering a new city, school, and workforce. She must relinquish past judgments of normality and accept the eccentric and exhilarating environment that surrounds her. In hopes of one day serving their dream career, they first must serve in a nightmare, at this spectacle.
A young manny grapples with his conscience when he finds himself in the world of suburban drug dealing.
Sydney is doing everything she can to meet the demands of being a new mom. She feels the pressure to bounce back, care for the baby, and be the best wife. Exhausted from a lack of uninterrupted sleep, a never-ending stream of dirty laundry, and pumping until her nipples are sore, Sydney decides to return to the office as a means to feel “normal” again. However, unable to secure childcare, she remains tied to the house. Turning to her husband Derrick for comfort, whose blind to her unhappiness, a depressed and seemingly alone Sydney loses the battle within herself.
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.
A woman who’s haunted by the ailing health of her postpartum sister is confronted with a fight to save her sister and ultimately, herself.
Blue is a short film about the struggle of being different.
A woman discovers her family’s magical, cathartic process of coping with death, all through her mother’s sacred china.
An unwelcome guest, who thinks she knows best, attends a book reading.
On the Friday before Halloween, Martin, a South LA Mexican-American rocker dude, feels like celebrating. He’s getting ready to finally move out and has plans to carve pumpkins with his new love, Lynn, a Filipina rocker girl.
At the last minute, Lynn asks to change their date to his place, sending Martin into a panic. Martin is embarrassed to be living at home with his depressed alcoholic dad, Lorenzo and the evidence of their deteriorating relationship is all around him.
Martin scrambles to hide the truth about himself and Lorenzo, but when Lynn arrives, things get out of control and Martin realizes he can’t keep it all a secret anymore. He’s forced to confront his dad and his own insecurities, learning that honest, vulnerable conversations are the only way forward.
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.
A young actress's audition for a major movie takes an unexpected turn.
Music Video for SOM's new song "Center" from their latest album "The Shape of Everything" out January 21st 2022.
A girl who isn't satisfied with her relationships with her family and friends participates in a trial that simulates the seemingly perfect life through Virtual Reality.
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.
In Guanajuato, Mexico, where you’ll find “aborto legal” scrawled on walls, a spirit named Daraluz lurks in the underground tunnels and comes up after dark to control the bodies of women. Its latest target is Mírame, a visual artist who wants the ghost out of her house before it takes over fully.
Mírame calls on a “musical exorcist” known for subduing the ghost with her song. But Daraluz exorcisms are illegal. So the exorcist must be discreet as she banishes the ghost from the home, hunts it through the alleys, into the underground tunnels of Guanajuato.
Set in the 90s in South LA, a family grieving the loss of their beloved family member packs up their home in hopes of putting the past behind them. Tanisha, a young, artistic rap fan, tries to hold onto a beloved camera to feel closer to her mom. Meanwhile, Nate, unable to navigate his grief, buries them in work in hopes of numbing the pain. When the news of the death of a musical icon breaks, Tanisha plans to attend a vigil. When she’s met with resistance from Nate, they’re both forced to confront the emotional aftermath of their own tragedy before taking the first steps to heal.
When a high-class businessman and a jaded sex worker find themselves together for a night, they realize that they need each other for more reasons than one.
On the day of her daughter's seventh birthday party, a long-suffering caretaker finds herself in a dark and uninhibited situation.
Highlights from my acting career.
When New York meets London by way of Africa. Can strangers with different backgrounds find common ground to build a future or will they return to the familiarities of their past?
have your ever been lost and found at the same time?
An Asian American woman’s one night stand takes an unsexy turn when breakfast the morning after comes with a side of fetishism. Caught in a moment of truth, she’s forced to ponder her options for how to respond to casual racism. Dismissal? Diplomacy? Violence? It’s all on the table.
“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.
For Sale is a short film that addresses mental health in the Black community by telling an intimate story through the lens of a young, married couple.
After a series of blackouts in the neighborhood, Joyce and Gigante, a couple of seamstresses, lose their refrigerator. They left in search of a new appliance.
Starring Sepideh Moafi (The L Word: Generation Q; Killing of Two Lovers) and Jamie Neumann (Lovecraft Country; Down With the King). On the night before she is set to leave New Orleans to audition for a high-budget television pilot in Los Angeles, Ashley must overcome her best friend and closest collaborator's attempts to thwart her ambitions as this sudden opportunity reveals the long-festering differences between the two of them.
Rudolpho Valentino, framed for murder, is on the run. Several people track his location to a small town, and it becomes more and more difficult to decipher who has his best interest in mind. Are any of these people really who they claim to be?
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.
A woman attempts to immortalize her dying grandfather using virtual reality technology, but her obsession with documenting drives a wedge between them.
Her, She is a visual love letter addressed to women seeking reassurance of their magic.
After recently being released from prison, Daniella learns that her little sister has been abused at the hands of her stepfather and has to decide if her duty to protect her sister is more important than freedom.
Set at the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, a weary mother's fears and desires for her mentally distressed son’s future hang in the balance while awaiting his arrival home. HOME SOON examines a family’s collective, and unprocessed trauma, which is often eclipsed by police violence.
HOME SOON is a snapshot of time capturing all that is, and all that was hoped for immediately prior to an all too familiar tragedy faced by many in Black communities across America.
Nina has not seen or heard from her son Troy since the previous evening. His girlfriend Simone pops over for an unexpected visit in an attempt to locate her love who has uncharacteristically “ghosted” her the night before. Our drama depicts a pivotal moment where both women, in an attempt to reroute worry, hash out their differences in how they love Troy in his absence. Their exchange reveals fears, hopes and conflicting desires all left unresolved until his anticipated return home.
The redefining declaration of inheritance made by African American artist.
Frustrated by her overprotective mother, 20-year-old Polina makes a spontaneous decision to leave a club with a group of guys and keep the party going. Upon arriving at their strange apartment, she quickly realizes that she's in danger and, even worse, there is no one to help her. This film explores how society often accuses women of being responsible for their own harassment - even when it's not their fault - and how women can internalize that accusation to blame themselves as well.
'Ivar Tunnel: Shook Ones' is a darkly comedic social thriller that glimpses into the psyche and isolation of a black woman.
Leigh Jones has moved into a new neighborhood in Hollywood, just beyond the Ivar Tunnel. Since moving, Leigh is met with icy glares and chilling shrieks from her neighbors. Simultaneously, Leigh is bombarded with notifications from the ‘Neighorlie’ app about the insidious happenings in Holly-hood.
One trending post about a homeless white woman shakes something alive in Leigh: “Please be kind to the newly unhoused woman in Ivar Tunnel with dog”. To Leigh’s chagrin, the post is flooded with comments in support of the “Unhoused Woman” from her “well-meaning” neighbors.
Leigh takes counsel from her friend Nicole, who reminds Leigh that she “is the boogeyman” and that her neighbors are “Shook Ones”. That reminder, along with liquid courage drives Leigh back to the Ivar Tunnel, where she attempts to take matters into her own hands.
Izzy is a person who struggles with the decision to reconnect with an old friend. As she gives into her jealousy for her friend’s success, she makes a decision that her subconscious does not let her get away with so easy.
Her relationship with this person is splayed in front of her and she realizes that something isn’t adding up. Memories start taking a turn for the worse and she realizes why they aren’t talking to each other.
Only when she confronts her anxieties can she be released from her subconscious.
When a tween mermaid enthusiast discovers an ailing water creature, she uses a magical wish to change the fate of their existence...and her own. JORDAN engages the genre of fantasy and cli-fi (climate fiction) to shape a fairytale where everyone has agency and representation.
A former Priest searches for peace in a Thai Brothel.
LEGACY profiles gentrification, romance and inheritance as Jada Lane faces the complex decision to give up her New York City lifestyle or lose her father’s business and the continuation of his legacy in the community.
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.
Inspired by the cultural awakening to dismantle assault against women and conquer their own past trauma, two best friends of over thirty years attempt to rescue a young woman they believe to be in danger in a car share ride. When things take a bad turn, the aunties take matters into their own hands in this short, thrilling adventure.
Mateo & Cliff is a story about a Black homeless man in LA battling with mental health issues whilst struggling to survive in a society that is structured to enable his downfall.
Raised in a small racially divided town, Leslie, a white alcoholic, drug-addicted and vicious teenage mother falls for James, an African-American college student she meets at a fraternity party. Unbeknownst to James, she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a biracial baby girl. Burdened and left to raise two children, Leslie spirals into a world of chaos and alcohol abuse. Years later, James learns he fathered a troubled adolescent daughter and seeks to take custody. They battle to overcome her traumatic childhood as they bridge the gap between their two different worlds.
On the night of his wife’s funeral, a newly widowed father must help his teenage daughter when she gets her first period.
Logline: After an insecure folk artist seeks out skin whitening cream to cope with everyday life, she must race to reverse its terrifying supernatural side effects.
While painting a portrait of indigenous Aeta natives in the Philippines, Ciara Morena, an insecure folk artist, runs out of brown paint to complete her piece. At the art store, she hesitates to pick up the darker brown paint after thinking about her mother’s warnings about becoming too dark under the sun. To top it off, she overhears customers talking about tanning and skin whitening pills and faces a tenant who mistakes her for a facility employee due to her appearance. Fed up with the triggers and microaggressions, Ciara resorts to skin whitening cream after she sees an ad. When the cream arrives the next day, she tests it out and begins to hallucinate flashes of her ancestor, a Kalinga Warrior. As the side effects and hallucinations worsen, Ciara discovers a side effect of the product and must rush to the hospital before it erases every trace of her existence...and her.
A young lady screams in silence as she seeks salvation from the evil that surrounds her.
Based on a True Story. Leslie Wagner-Wilson, trapped in Jonestown, a controlling, destitute settlement run by an increasingly manic Jim Jones, has grown increasingly disillusioned. Leslie’s husband Joe however, has risen through the ranks of the People’s Temple cult and, despite knowing of his wife’s unhappiness, is determined to keep her and their son in Jonestown. As conditions at the settlement deteriorate, Leslie grows more desperate, and along with a few other People’s Temple members, take a big risk for a chance at freedom, not knowing whether or not they’ll make it out alive.
OFFBRAND is a Music Video/Short that speaks on people pretending to be someone they're not. In today's age there are many people pretending on the internet. However in real life more often than not, there are consequences sooner or later. In other words.. Stay true to who you are and don't pretend to be something you're not.
Jiuming who suffers from eating disorders for years finds herself deeply trapped in an indecent love affair; While restraining her desire for food, she refused the irresistible love...
A bride records a podcast episode during her bachelorette party.
Amid the pandemic, Alexis successfully found her true love despite quarantining alone. Today, for modern love segment, a TV reporter interviews Alexis about the new long distance romance. Our reporter soon finds this love story may not be the "real" story.
Stevie, a dark skinned “color obsessed” black woman, buys a “beauty cream,” which unlocks an evil ancestral spirit, whose power grows from her darkest fears.
"The Pulpit: Prelude" is about small town politics and the challenges faced by progressive leadership. The film sheds light on the violence and prejudice in a variety of faith communities and the challenges of seeking help from institutions like law enforcement.
This short film is a prelude to a feature-length Thriller of the same name. "THE PULPIT" will return.
Inspired by a True Story.
Raw. Regal & Real is is the dynamic life of a college student by day, Graffiti artist at night witnessing a glimpse of lives in her daily commute on New York City’s Transit Subway. The show centers around this female graffiti artist family history, and the collective of people she meets on her journey.
Reasons follows the life of a young and single mother, Mercy during the late 1950s in rural Georgia. Mercy lives with the difficulty of not having her daughter's father in their lives and struggles with abandoning the illusion of having “the perfect family.” In a time and place where women had very little authority over their lives, she is willing to sacrifice her own happiness to give her child the family life she has always longed for.
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.
Three teen foster girls - Kid, Anna, and Jules - all have reasons for hating their group home. Kid is about to age out at 18 and has nowhere to go. Anna is having difficulties dealing with her hospitalized mother's recent overdose. And one of the male group home workers is sexually preying on Jules. Kid plots their escape to go in search of her biological mother, in hope of finding "home."
A sultry succubus steals the belongings of an unsuspecting man to quench her insatiable thirst for his soul. 😈
When recruits from an abandoned 1980s covert training program start showing up dead, the CIA rushes to find out why. With an apparent mole in the agency and suspected Russian involvement, they enlist Scout, one of the few spies they can still trust, to track down the abandoned program's most promising trainee, Roger. Seemingly a nobody who works as a professional cuddler, things get messy when Scout sees Roger associating with a Russian gangster, and eventually has to save Roger from an attempt on his own life. Scout must decide if Roger ultimately can be trusted with the truth about the CIA and about his own forgotten past.
The story is about union of a couple in love by getting assistance from a joint effort of music and nature performed in Persian miniatures from ancient land of Iran
A southern belle and a Colombian singer live a happy life together in New York City, but their lives are threatened as secrets about their relationship are revealed.
Sebari Milach is an awareness film aimed to show the dark ritualistic practices of female circumcision illegally practiced in Africa. This film touches on a true story about a young Ethiopian girl who gets tricked by her mother into getting circumcised at a ritual purification ceremony shortly after her sister passed away from the same practice.
A short narrative film that takes place in war-torn Yemen and follows a young deaf girl, Saleemah who has one major love in this world; her camera which her brother Aqeel introduced her to. Aqeel works as a news reporter and is unable to take her out to film because he is preoccupied covering the war. Frustrated, Saleemah wanders out of the house during an impending air strike. To make matters worse, she loses her hearing aids.
A teen influencer rebrands her social identity as she struggles to contact her incarcerated mother.
A former party girl turned mom and her bestie struggle to come to terms with her new lifestyle.
This series centers around Nicole, a New York transplant, as she finds herself in therapy after quitting her job. This is where she realizes that she has more to address than what led her there. We follow Nicole through her therapy sessions as she tries to find her way back, but does she really want that?
Cat Brewer directed and produced the feature-length documentary Sign the Show, which highlights the challenges and barriers faced by the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community as they fight to gain access to live entertainment specifically music, comedy, and theater.
Brewer served as an educator for the past 22 years with no background in the film industry but had a wild idea to create a documentary that advocates for an often underserved and marginalized population of 40 plus million people in the US alone. She purchased a camera and traveled across the United States interviewing people like Kelly Clarkson, D.L. Hughley, Waka Flocka Flame, DJ Whoo Kid, Camryn Manheim, André 3000, Chuck D., Ani DiFranco, Matt Maxey (DEAFinitely Dope), Julie Rems Smario (LEAD-K), Nyle DiMarco and so many more in hopes of bringing about a conversation and awareness to the things that hearing people often take for granted.
Cat Brewer hopes her film will create a cultural shift in entertainment by making open access the norm because she believes no one should have to fight to get access to things that bring them joy.
Athena Barnes is interrogated by Detective Ray Sanger in a small town police precinct. Alone together, Athena uses her special abilities to reveal the real reason she is in this place with Ray and take him on a journey that will only end when she achieves her main goal: revenge for the wrongful death of Gil Landry.
A 37-year-old woman with Down syndrome runs away from home and embarks on journey from Kalgoorlie to Perth.
A woman gets put in the hot seat and interrogated, only to find out that she is having a nightmare.
Seph, a perfectionist high schooler, struggles between wanting to become valedictorian to win the validation of her father and following her true dream of dancing. When GPAs are posted, Seph’s rival takes the top ranking while she is just below him as salutatorian. Seph quickly abandons her morals, learns of her family’s dark past, and must live with the guilt of her wrongdoings while under the darkness of her father’s shadow.
Tahriib uses the extraordinary power of storytelling to slip away the mask of anonymity shrouding the 1.8
million refugees who’ve entered Europe since 2014. Through their own words and in their own voice, refugees
detail their previous lives, dangerous journeys, and attempts to integrate into Western culture, their
unique narrative serving to emphasize our shared human experience.
Each interviewee tells a story that takes them from fear and initial hope, through physical, mental, and
emotional devastation along the way, ending with relief at having survived the trip, trepidation at taking on the
challenges of integration, and a renewed sense of hope for the future.
A mix of dramatic clips showing the acting skill and range of Tamara S. Hall.
A girls' night becomes deadly when a woman, on the cusp of either a mental breakthrough or breakdown, finds out her friends and boyfriend have betrayed her.
A middle-aged lobbyist battles institutions of systemic oppression while her own substance use straddles the line between therapy and abuse.
Terrorism and global pandemics have made destination travel a luxury of the past. Virtual reality "Getaways" have become the only escape. Devon becomes addicted to the VR travel experience, believing she is receiving a message from within the system.
An isolated Black woman struggles mentally -- and physically -- against the news of COVID-19 and police brutality she sees online. An adaptation of the Book of Ecclesiastes.
Virginality is an episodic series that chronicles the story of Jade Michelle Mason, a 30-ish overtly religious, single virgin who navigates adulthood with her millennial friends while finding her power in identity through her career and her untouched sexuality. While her career is being put to the test, her only logical resolution is not going to church and asking God for help, but trading in her V card for a newfound liberty and possibly great consensual sex.
Vlada is a pizza delivery girl who lives in Haifa and dreams of becoming a famous DJ. Within a five-hour shift, we get a glimpse into her world full of pressure where she's willing to do whatever it takes to find the money for a flight to perform at a festival in London.
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.
Told exclusively through hands, 'who are you?' shares the story of two elderly lovers who meet for the first time. It isn't long before they learn their time together is limited.
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?
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