The Silent Child centers around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
|Principle Cast||Rachel Shenton, Rachel Fielding, Maisie Sly|
|Run Time||20 minutes|
|Premier||August 8, 2017|
Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
This movie was more situational than scripted. Nothing seems to be discovered or solved by making this movie. The production quality is similar to a documentary.
|Principle Cast||Shinelle Azoroh, Bo Mitchell, John Brockus, Michael Brown|
|Director||Reed Van Dyk|
|Screenwriter||Reed Van Dyk|
|Editor||Reed Van Dyk|
|Run Time||21 minutes|
|Premier||South X Southwest 2017|
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.
A funny SNL type skit with a clever “Who’s on First” routine. A few plot flaws mar its complete success.
|Principle Cast||Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman, Eliza Logan|
|Run Time||13 minutes|
|Premier||Los Angeles Short Film Festival 2016|
At 2:30 a.m. on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year-old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year-old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on the true story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Louis Till.
This short has a feature length feel. It is well acted and the cinematography is very good. The ending with the reporter was interesting.
|Principle Cast||L.B. Williams , Joshua Wright, Dorian Davis, Jasmine Guy|
|Director||Kevin Wilson, Jr.|
|Screenwriter||Kevin Wilson, Jr.|
|Run Time||13 minutes|
|Genre||Short, History, Drama|
|Premier||Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival 2017|
For a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.
This is a powerful film. It has high production quality and an excellent cast. The prevailing message is very important in today’s world.
|Principle Cast||Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahad Ahmed|
|Screenwriter||Julia Drache, Alexander Ikawah|
|Run Time||22 minutes|