2019 Web Series

The following are the 2019 official selections in the Web Series category. Each film will compete for the Jury Award Best Web Series, presented by Verizon Media. Winners will be presented during the “Best of the ABFF” Awards Presentation on Saturday, June 15, at 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 15 | 2:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 17


BLACK GIRLS GUIDE TO FERTILITY

2018 USA 20 MINS

SAT 6/15 | 2:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 17

Ava is a 37-year-old romance novelist who faded into obscurity after finding love-and now finds herself on the rise again after self-publishing a diary detailing her fertility woes.

Directed by: Crystle Roberson | Produced by: Sonhara Eastman, Ronald Eastman II, Carmen K. Jones | Written by: Sonhara Eastman | Cast: Raney Branch, Monyetta Shaw, Ali Amin Carter, Cindy Jefferson, Nicky Buggs, Jamir Vega

KING ESTER

2018 USA 20 MINS World Premiere

SAT 6/15 | 2:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 17

A bold-living trans woman must decide whether to stay or leave New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches.

Directed by: Dui Jarrod | Produced by: Angelica Ross, Caralene Robinson, Ryan Robertson, Jon Mallow | Written by: Dui Jarrod | Cast: DeJaye Joseph, Angelica Ross, Janet Hubert, Dane Edidi, Martin L. Bradford, Lindsey G. Smith, LJ Scott, Roland Lane, Omar Washington


LITTLE APPLE

2018 USA 14 MINS

SAT 6/15 | 2:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 17

For Apple, a 9-year-old Harlem girl, a new school year brings new enemies, new special abilities and a new neighborhood in the midst of natural and supernatural conflict.

Directed by: Riley S. Wilson | Produced by: Riley S. Wilson, Lisa Cortes, Okema T. Moore, Angel Lenise | Written by: Riley S. Wilson | Cast: Milan Williams, Gabrielle Eitienne, Erin Ferguson

OTIS

2018 USA 20 MINS

SAT 6/15 | 2:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 17

A mentally unstable young man struggles to win his old life back.

Directed by: Alexander Etseyatse | Produced by: Ebony Lewis, Lily Johnson | Written by: Alexander Etseyatse | Cast: Alexander Etseyatse, Dwinsley Homere, Keithen Hergott, Murray Adams


PLATONIC

2018 USA 13 MINS

SAT 6/15 | 2:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 17

Platonic is the story of two friends who overlook their “mild” attraction to each other for the good of the friendship.

Directed by: Winter Dunn | Produced by: Arielle Noel, Moni Oyedepo | Written by: Moni Oyedepo | Cast: Moni Oyedepo, Chinedu Unaka, Adriyan Rae, Ego Nwodim

TALES FROM THE BIG APPLE

2018 NIGERIA 12 MINS World Premiere

SAT 6/15 | 2:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 17

Emeka is new to the big apple, does he have what it takes to survive the big city?

Directed by: Victor Okoye Frank (Victor O’Frank) | Produced by: Mina Sanosi | Written by: Victor Okoye Frank (Victor O’Frank) | Cast: Emmanuel Ogonna, Abdulazeem Dulo Harris, Andrea-Rachel Parker