Web Series

In competition for the Best Web Series Award.


AVANT GUARDIANS

USA 22 MINS
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A woke dramedy that covers a range of social justice topics such as mass incarceration, trans/homophobia, and bullying. The Guardian Angel to the 12 year old future 3rd Black President, Razz, is mandated to go to therapy with an ArchAngel, Dr. Hanniel.

Directed by: Clarence Williams, IV | Produced by: Alesia Etinoff, Kendra Chapman | Written by: Alesia Etinoff | Starring: Alesia Etinoff, Zainab Johnson

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THE YARD

USA 13 MINS
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Set on the campus of Booker A&T, a fictional historically black university, The Yard, is an animated sitcom that follows the comical adventures of five freshmen. Together these flawed students are about to get their first taste of the real world and experience numerous missteps as they navigate college and life.

Directed by: John “Dr. Teeth” Tucke | Produced by: Ron Hurd, John Tucker, Marshall Dean | Written by: Marshall Dean | Starring: Fonzworth Bentley, Montrel Miller, Shaina Farrow, DJ Baby Yu, Korey Bryant

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KELOID

USA 44 MINS
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The story revolves around know-it all teenager Keloid, who is born with super abilities he neither wants nor is able to control and his strong-willed, overprotective mother, Marielle. Together they must find a way to survive Keloid’s adolescence, while maintaining secrets that keep them safe, and hiding from mistakes in their past that haunt them.

Directed by: Huriyyah Muhammad | Produced by: Huriyyah Muhammad | Written by: Huriyyah Muhammad | Starring: Reynaldo Piniella, Kenna Jackson

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BROOKLYNIFICATION

USA 20 MINS
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Brooklynification is an uncomfortable comedy series about gentrification in New York’s most storied borough. This diverse cast of characters take on the good, the bad, and the awkward as transforming neighborhoods face the unexpected encounters of Brooklyn’s rapidly changing streets.

Directed by: Keith Miller | Produced by: Joyce Mishaan | Written by: Christopher Roy Poindexter | Starring: Karl Williams, Felecia Harrelson, Lamar Cheston, Tallie Medel

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I AM NOT CHARLOTTE

USA 19 MINS
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Charlotte, a college student, discovers she is in love with Jake and is convinced that inviting him to dinner will seal the deal. Charlotte takes advice from a few people that she knows all too well to help her win over her crush.

Directed by: Jean Pierre Chapoteau | Produced by: Michelle A. Daniel, George Cartwright | Written by: Yani Simone | Starring: Yani Simone, Darriel Violenes

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