Director Biography – Ariyan Johnson (TRIGGERED)

Ariyan Johnson, a native New Yorker, is a graduate from La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she studied dance, she holds a B.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology and an M.A. in Applied Theatre. Ariyan creates strong female perspectives within the African Diaspora culture specializing in theatrical methods and… Continue reading Director Biography – Ariyan Johnson (TRIGGERED)

Short Film: TRIGGERED, 13min., USA, Experimental

Cell phones. Social media. Our lifelines to the outside world. Daily we’re barraged with images, words and video that trigger our emotions. But what happens when it’s one post too many and the emotional dam breaks? TRIGGERED takes us on a visual rollercoaster of music and movement, processing the emotional impact of social media from… Continue reading Short Film: TRIGGERED, 13min., USA, Experimental

Director Biography – Kiah Clingman (EAVESDROPPING ON THE ELDERS)

Kiah Alexandria Clingman is a passionate content creator who merges her corporate skills with her creative talents. Her biggest accomplishment to date is producing a webseries, Outlandish, that has over 400,000 views on YouTube and was considered by Issa Rae Productions for Season 2 distribution/production. She is a 2020 Southern Producers Lab Fellow. Director Statement… Continue reading Director Biography – Kiah Clingman (EAVESDROPPING ON THE ELDERS)

Short Film: EAVESDROPPING ON THE ELDERS, 18min., USA, Drama

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Short Film: SINS OF THE FATHER, 15min., USA, Drama

A seemingly ordinary morning in South Central Los Angeles proves to be anything but ordinary, as Derrick, a gang unit police officer, and Freddie, a high school student, are both caught up in the violent whirlwind of militarized policing and gang violence.

Director Biography – Botis Seva (CANT KILL US ALL)

Botis Seva is a dance artist, choreographer and director working within the realms of contemporary dance, physical theatre and hip hop. Botis Seva is entrenched in hip hop dance theatre but experiments with form, structure and theatrics to reinvent choreography. Borrowing techniques from film, text, art and other dance languages, Botis’ focus is on making… Continue reading Director Biography – Botis Seva (CANT KILL US ALL)

Short Film: CANT KILL US ALL, 8min., UK, Drama

Unravelling one man’s mental unrest as he navigates the turbulence of dealing with two global pandemics. A theatrical experience combining Hip hop theatre and film from dance experimentalist Botis Seva, CAN’T KILL US ALL reveals the deterioration of one man’s emotional sanity and physical stability as he confronts life in lockdown. From reflecting on childhood… Continue reading Short Film: CANT KILL US ALL, 8min., UK, Drama

Winning BLACK Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: Home Health Chronicles, by Jason Henderson

The story is centered around Dr Sincere “Seven” Hart , a physical therapist, who is a home health provider in the National Capital, Washington DC. Sincere traverses the city evaluating and treating patients on a Friday during the Pandemic. Jason has the craziest day on the job. With the pandemic, he and his lady are… Continue reading Winning BLACK Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: Home Health Chronicles, by Jason Henderson