In my late teens/early twenties I read a novel called the “The Stranger” by Albert Camus. It was a mind fuck to say the least. Presented in a way that was void of any concerns for relevancy or comfort, I experienced a bold character and idea that gave me permission to challenge and reassess every fundamental aspect of life. It was one of the most growing experiences for me at the time.
So, in an effort to explore the idea of absurdity/existentialism further, I saved up my income tax money, used a credit card, and then wrote and director this short film. I hope you enjoy. A big THANK YOU to my talented cast and crew. Plus film festivals, family, friends, lovers, and award committees for your time and recognition.
All I ask is that you please share, reblog, repost, and retweet this film with friends, family, networks, and blogs. Thank you.
James, an offbeat warehouse employee commits a seemingly irrational act with unforeseen consequences for himself.
A dramatic, award winning short film inspired by Albert Camus' classic novel "The Stranger"
Best US Short - Rome International Film Festival
People's Choice Award Winner 2010 Arizona Black Film Showcase
Nominated for the HBO and the Saatchi&Saatchi award
Costa Rica International Film Festival Selection
Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
Texas Black Film Festival Selection
2011 Urbanworld Film Festival Selection - Honorable Mention
Cinematography by Tomas Koolhaas