1. What happens when a young black man comes face to face with his stereotype?

    Festivals:
    FILM AL FRESCO JULY 26th, 2013

    Starring Jarret Janako
    Directed by Shikeith
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  2. My first short film, photography by James Laxton, as always. Still my favorite. Written shortly after 9/11, wasn't actually made for another year because of the way things shook out in school. Inspired by three things: the marquee of a Tallahassee laundromat shortly after 9/11 reading "American Flags Cleaned Free," an image in my head of two people sitting atop folding tables, and my housemate at the time being obsessed with Napoleon.

    We were very young men when we made this film.

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  3. After meeting her African Refugee mother for the first time in six years, 8 year old Hawa is forced to coexist with a woman teetering on the brink of insanity.

    AWARDS//+
    Spike Lee Fellowship
    Panavision Equipment Grant
    Director's Guild of America Jury Award
    HBO Short Film Award
    Princess Grace Foundation Grant
    Puffin Foundation Grant

    +starring+
    Ellie Foumbi as GRACE
    Dennise Gregory as HAWA
    Ebbe Bassey as AUNTY
    Hisham TawfiQ as CHRIS
    Kehinde Koyejo as ADULT HAWA

    ++DOP: DANIEL PATTERSON
    ++Casting Director CHINYERE ANYANWU
    ++Sound Design Carlos STORM Martinez
    ++Original Score IAN MILLER
    ++Photography NIKITA GALE

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  4. Chris Dean’s heart stopped when he was two. He died but he came back. When Chris was five, his father was murdered, riddled by more than 20 bullets in a gang shootout. At age 18, Chris gained national attention when he introduced President Barack Obama at his high school graduation. Chris is an observer and philosopher who has always had a few things to say about life from his vantage point in South Memphis. He and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Alan Spearman walked the neighborhood for eight weeks observing and recording what became the script of As I Am. This film floats through this remarkable young man's landscape, revealing the lives that have shaped his world. Poetic and powerful imagery, captured by Spearman and cinematographer Mark Adams, combines with the young philosopher’s trenchant observations about life.

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  5. Director / Phil Andelman
    Production / Partizan
    Post Production / Royal Post

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