Web Originals Showcase

Saturday, June 17 | 10:00 AM | LOEWS HOTEL

In competition for the Best Web Original Award, presented by Xfinity.


THE BEGINNING AND ENDING OF EVERYTHING

10 min |

SAT 6/17 | 10:00 AM | LOEWS HOTEL

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Angelita returns home from prison in hopes of reuniting with the young child she left behind. When she discovers the child is nowhere to be found, she goes on a quest to find the baby, her hope, and her reason for living.

Creator: Ya’Ke | Writer: Ya’Ke | Director: Ya’Ke | Producers: Ralph Lopez; Kelly Gray; Ya’Ke | Principle Cast: Monica Peña; Mikala Gibson; Josslyn Meads; Gregory “So Ru” London Jr.

BROOKLYN. BLUE. SKY.

10 min |

SAT 6/17 | 10:00 AM | LOEWS HOTEL

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Brooklyn.Blue.Sky. is a web series about two execs who reluctantly come together to create a pilot for a ‘Netflix and Chill’ TV competition.

Creators: Rhavynn Drummer, Dui Jarrod | Writers: Rhavynn Drummer, Dui Jarrod | Directors: Rhavynn Drummer, Dui Jarrod | Producers: Rhavynn Drummer , Dui Jarrod, Antwan Jones, Patrick Ryan Morris | Principle Cast: Jenelle Simone Valle, Michael Oloyede, LA Rivers, Roland Lane, Maggie Bell Caplis, Adiagha Faizah, Nicollete Ellis, Shannon Wallace, Ahni Bright, Donovan Christie Jr., Briana Swann-Christie


CREAM X COFFEE

10 min |

SAT 6/17 | 10:00 AM | LOEWS HOTEL

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When Dionne, a pro-Black activist, falls for Ryan, a charming white guy, her idea of love changes drastically. She’s accidentally down for the swirl.

Creators: Nakia Stephens | Writer: Nakia Stephens | Director: Shiquita Williams, Maya Carr | Producer: Nakia Stephens, Jairus Burks | Principle Cast: Danielle Maner, Will Jeziorski, Artrece Johnson, Devan Demarcus, Amaris Samuel, Alexa Rachelle

THE DISCOVERY OF DIT DODSON

10 min |

SAT 6/17 | 10:00 AM | LOEWS HOTEL

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14-year old Dit Dodson travels to New Orleans and discovers that she inherited magical healing powers…only they wind up getting her into a world of trouble.

Creator: Kelley Kali | Writers: Kelley Kali, Yasemin Yilmaz, Steve Griest, Khaled Ridgeway | Director: Kelley Kali | Producers: Khaled Ridgeway, Rachel Byrd, David Paul, Anton Downing, Kelley Kali | Principle Cast: Halima Lucas, Colleen Pal Fonseca, Ric Maddox, Julian Starks, Laura Walker, Cece Antoinette


NEW FATHER CHRONICLES

4 min |

SAT 6/17 | 10:00 AM | LOEWS HOTEL

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A father confronts his 1-year old daughter about her inability to sleep through the night and financially contribute to the family.

Creators: La Guardia Cross | Writer: La Guardia Cross | Director: La Guardia Cross | Producer: La Guardia Cross, Karen Marie Mason | Principle Cast: La Guardia Cross, Amalah Cross


With a special presentation of

AMERICAN KOKO

Coming to ABC

Created by ABFF Alumni, Diarra Kilpatrick, Winner of the 2015 ABFF Best Web Original

SAT 6/17 | 10:00 AM | LOEWS HOTEL

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A satirical comedy that follows Akosua “Koko” Millard, as she investigates and solves race problems in a post post-racial America. As a member of the Everybody’s A little bit Racist Agency, her team of specialists will tackle any case but for Koko the hardest case of all may be her own. She was recently cured of “Angry Black Woman Syndrome.”

Season 1 follows the case of a high school drama teacher who writes a stirring, gospel musical about Harriet Tubman, only to find out that the only black girl in his class cannot sing.

Season 2 has the agency investigating chef John Williamson, who hires the agency after he’s accused of killing an unarmed black teen. John swears he’s not racist and asks for a certification to prove it.

“JuVee Productions continues our mission to be inclusive and this project fits perfectly with our vision.”

– Viola Davis, Academy Award Winning Actress. President and CEO, JuVee Productions, producers of American Koko.