Director Zen Pace’s debut narrative short FRAUD starring Dana Aliya Levinson (STARZ’s American Gods) and Babak Tafti (Showtime’s Super Pumped), subverts the crime thriller genre by centering marginalized characters grappling with identity, love, and immigrant experiences. Levinson also wrote this timely tale. The Tribeca Film Festival is FRAUD’s World Premiere and the film is screening in competition. First of all I would like to congratulate … Continue reading FRAUD Director Zen Pace “Both Shira and Andre are full, complicated human beings, and both Dana and Babak were able to bounce off each other and create layered meaning within the story”
Luis Gerard‘s THE WAKE shares the story of a young deaf boy Martin (played by Zander Colbeck-Bhola) who looks up to his older brother and follows him, even at times when he shouldn’t. Zander Colbeck-Bhola comes from a large deaf family. All the cast learnt sign language for this film. This is truly an amazing film. What was the inspiration behind this timely short? I wrote … Continue reading THE WAKE Director Luis Gerard “I read about the number of mass shootings in the US, so I thought of writing a film that revolved around the subject, but I wanted to do it from a different angle, a simpler one.”
“I am just trying to do what’s best for us”. A very familiar sentence for everyone but what would you consider the best for yourself? Having a great success in your career… comfort…legacy…silence…or legitimacy. The path you choose will determine who you will be in the future. Sadly, in today’s world not everyone has the privilege to choose. Black man and women are held back … Continue reading Roderick Lawrence’ SILENT PARTNER is an impactful short film about systemic racism and social justice
Berangere Mcneese‘s ‘Matriochkas‘ tells the story of 16 year old Anna who unexpectedly falls pregnant, focusing on the important topics of teenage pregnancy, female sexuality and mother-daughter relationships. We spoke to Berangere about the inspiration behind the film, the themes explored and the characters portrayed. Where did you gain inspiration for Anna’s character? I think Anna is like many of us. She’s a teenager and … Continue reading Exclusive interview with ‘Matriochkas’ director Berangere McNeese
Innocence combats the growing stereotype surrounding those diagnosed with down syndrome lack the intelligence of those who are not. When, in reality, the actual downfall in human nature is underestimating one’s abilities. Writer-Director Ben Reid and Co-writer Owen Gower fill audiences desire for mystery in this thought-provoking and enticing film depicting the perfect murder. The Down syndrome community is often wrongfully represented as individuals who … Continue reading INNOCENCE – Writer-Director Ben Reid and Co-writer Owen Gower fill audiences desire for mystery in this thought-provoking and enticing film depicting the perfect murder.