The Present Director Farah Nabulsi, “Apartheid is alive and kicking”

Quanda Graves talks with the talented director Farah Nabulsi, about her award winning film The Present. Farah Nabulsi’s The Present is heartwarmingly stirring: It’s about a family who must pass through a segregated and alarming checkpoint just to buy their weekly groceries. It is charging and captivatingly sad. The Present shows us that while we can just take a drive or walk to our stores without a scratch … Continue reading The Present Director Farah Nabulsi, “Apartheid is alive and kicking”

FILM REVIEW – The Present “Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer”

Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer for her realistic fiction film motivated by the tragedies endured by the Palestinian people. Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer for her realistic fiction film motivated by the tragedies endured by the Palestinian people. Her newest short film The Present,  starring distinguished actor Saleh Bakri, invites audiences along to … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – The Present “Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer”

Jamil McGinnis & Pat Heywood’s short film Gramercy – Review

Depression is grief that silently suffocates its victims with a feeling of sorrow that’s challenging to communicate, hard to accept, and difficult for loved ones to comprehend. Directors Pat Heywood and Jamil McGinnis, give voice to the silent demon in Gramercy, a story following a young man battling depression, who returns to his hometown in New Jersy searching for meaning.  Easily hidden behind a forced … Continue reading Jamil McGinnis & Pat Heywood’s short film Gramercy – Review

Alex Anna’s Short film Scars – Film Review

“We are greater than the sum of our parts.” ―John Green, “Looking for Alaska” Through the graceful union of live-action and animation, Alex Anna’s short film ‘Scars’ takes us on an intimate journey of the woman behind the scars, and how each mark of her body tells its own story.   Alex Anna proudly brings to life the journey of her life through the medium of … Continue reading Alex Anna’s Short film Scars – Film Review

Brian Lawes LOST KINGS a nerve-wracking cinematic experience

Director Brian Lawes scores a nerve-wracking cinematic experience with this live-action short that explores the moment in a young boy’s life when a few ill-fated decisions made out of solemn duty to his younger brother, spiral out of his control. Lost Kings takes an effective narrative approach to dramatizing the heart pounding experience of trying to evade capture. We are introduced to our protagonist Zuri (Dash … Continue reading Brian Lawes LOST KINGS a nerve-wracking cinematic experience