BEST SHORT FILM, 2012 Charlotte Black Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION, Reel Black Men Film Festival, 2012
Directed and Produced by Kevin Coleman
Produced by Derrick Phillips
Executive Produced by Markell Jones
Associate Producer, Keith Watkins
Written by Reondo Minor
Cinematography by Hannah Radcliff
Original Score by Marley Magner
Edited by Derrick Phillips
Osi is a nice guy trying to do the right thing. He is friends with Reggie the toughest guy and girlfriend stealer in a neighborhood of North St. Louis. Reggie allows Osi and his druggie girlfriend Alyssa to sleep in one of his cars in his backyard since Osi recently lost everything in a fire. Osi tries to protect Alyssa from the day to day struggles with her drug addiction. Reggie has his eyes on Alyssa who isn't completely honest with Osi about Reggie and their past encounters. Alyssa quickly sends their already troubled lives down a rabbit hole of betrayal when she falls into Reggie's trap who baits her with drugs. Osi now must confront Reggie about his obsession with Alyssa which may jeopardize his quest for a better life.
The film is a look at an inner city community where words are rarely used to solve problems. Enough killing! What if we walked away instead of fighting when there’s conflict.