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SHORT FILMS

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SHORT FILMS (A-J)

Alphabetical Movie Index:   A-J     K-Z

Alone (2017) (Documentary)

Director: Garrett Bradley

What would it mean to marry someone behind bars? Read the story here: nyti.ms/2ttnpkb

Amateur (2016)

Writer/Director: Ryan Koo

Stars: Curtiss Cook, Jr., Lionel Pina, Rickey Wilson

A basketball recruiter employs under-the-table methods to convince a high school star to transfer schools. AMATEUR is the lead-in short film for the forthcoming Netflix feature of the same name, which follows a 14 year-old athlete through the competitive world of youth basketball. This short focuses on an encounter between a street agent and an older high school player.

Black 14 (2018) Documentary

Director: Darius Clark Moore

Directed by Darius Clark Monroe and executive produced by Spike Lee, this documentary short tells the story of what happened when a group of college athletes decided to protest a long-standing racial injustice.

Deep It (2016)

Director: Teddy Nygh

Writer: Femi Oyeniran

Stars: Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott, Simona Zivkovska and Fredi Kruga Nwaka. Featuring music from Giggs new album Landlord

A collaboration between Fully Focused and young people from across West London to bring you a film that looks at the impact of picking up a knife. 

The Deep Place (2017)

Director: Lindsay Branham and Andrew Michael Ellis

Stars: Louis Baah Yeboah, Godwin Duse, Brian Angels, Antony Antiga, Richmond Ameoyi, Isaac Afako, Veronika Dogolo

One small boy. One huge lake. Foli was a slave. Immerse yourself in his story. Thousands of children between the ages of 6 and 18 live in slavery on Lake Volta, working up to 18 hours a day in the fishing industry. For these young children, the only way out of slavery is to drown or be rescued. Children just like Foli.* Visit ijm.org/foli. This story is a reenactment of the real life events of one young boy. All the names and locations have been changed to protect his real identity.

Full Circle (2011)

Director: Matthew Fredrick

Stars: Markiss McFadden, Whitney Nielsen, Trevor Hoeper

"Full Circle" follows Ethan, a destitute kleptomaniac, through his normal procedures of his day to day. Entirely taking place in a drug store, Ethan's intentions are clear, he is looking to shoplift something of value. The opportunity presents itself, and he pick pockets a man for his wallet. Inside he doesn't find money, but a prescription. Attempting to fill the prescription, he meets a girl along the way.

Grey Bull (2014)

Writer/Director: Eddy Bell

Stars: John Brown, Mayik Deng, Ayuen Dyo

When Martin, a South Sudanese refugee, happens upon a bull he believes is his spiritual totem, he decides to rescue it from the abattoir he works in. Once home, the bull begins to jeopardize Martin’s family’s chance at fitting in. Martin is torn between his ancient cultural identity and his family’s new life in Australia. 

Hold Me Down (2018)

Writer/Director: Niclas Gillis

Stars: Tianna Allen, Prince Combs, Tanisha Lambright, Cheryl Juniaus, Anaya Ba, Nichole Adams, Miranda Collier, Syrah & Serenity Harris

Based on true events, Hold Me Down depicts a day in the life of a 19-year-old single mother who works as a stripper at an illegal nightclub to support her child in the South Bronx. It is filmed in the locations where the events depicted actually occurred; in the Mott Haven Housing Projects and in an actual brothel, and features a cast of non-actors / women survivors of sexual exploitation and domestic violence.

Hold On (2017)

Writer/Director: Christine Turner

Stars: Bethann Hardison & Jimmie "JJ" Jeter

Family bonds are tested when a young man is left to care for his grandmother one morning.

Juice (2018)

Director: Lukas Korver

 

Jarvis Landry is one of the brightest young stars in the National Football League, and his backstory is even more incredible than his performance on the field. This docu-short gives you a glimpse into the obstacles he and his family had to clear in order to get to this point in his career.