February 28, 2021

Feedback from Kemiyondo Coutinho and Ester Lou Weithers

Strange Fruit by Deborah Jane Burke (musical short film)

Lashelle Robinson, a Wall Street executive travels back to the 1800s to rescue her ancestor, Inka, from a murderous lynching – all to lift the curse off her interracial marriage.  Told through rap, song, and dance.

Featuring Zakiya Young, Yemie Sonuga, McKenzie Mack, Phil Idrissi, Connor Sullivan, Leonard A. Thomas, Kevin Rindfleisch, and Kike Ayodeji.

Gordon Hill Uprising by Chance Parker and Casey J. Adler (drama pilot)

A compact humane drama, which shines a light on school reform and social disempowerment.

Featuring NayNay Kirby, Jahi Bogard, Lee Sherman, Christian Rayce, Eric B. Anthony, Leonard A. Thomas, Adam Cox, DonJuan Futrell, Suzan Mikiel, Chet Anekwe, Andrew Truong, and Inger Tudor.

Solomon’s Mood by Tryphena Wade (dramatic short film)

Two lovers chronicle their desire and quest for one another. Their close encounters and his boldness put them in close proximity to one another. Will they each recognize that the other is “the one”?

Featuring Edward Young III, sola bamis, Shinelle Azoroh, and Yemie Sonuga.