The Indie Fuxion Film Showcase
Stella - a fresh five year old girl- lives with her mother and brother in Berlin. With all her pertness Stella still has a deep sensibility. She feels that her mother is still sad about the death of her twin brother and decides to make her happy, therefore she needs a new baby - but where can she find one. With her best friend Luna Stella makes up a plan to surprise her mum with a baby.
Set in the early 1940s, PRESCOTT PLACE, tells the story of JANE (ALEXIS IACONO - WINNER - BEST ACTRESS - THE SAGE THEATRE AWARD) a once famous child star driven into seclusion after a disfiguring accident on set and living alone in an eerie country house. Her only companion is a look-a-like toy doll named BABY DOLL (also performed by ALEXIS IACONO). Both spend 10 years, dwelling in the past and longing for the return of HER LOVER (MARC BALFOUR). Upon his return, he discovers a powerful bond between JANE and BABY DOLL. A dangerously romantic triangle ensues the likes of which will forever alter this reality and the next.
With the world’s largest prostitution ring run by the notorious Pangolin crime syndicate busted by one of New York’s finest, Vice Cop Sergeant Randall Leung, the world can breathe at last. Or can it? Members of Pangolin are out for revenge and the first on their list is Sgt. Leung! But little do they know that behind Sgt. Leung is his grandma, the one and only Kung Fu Granny!
"Beyond Gender" is a Womanity Project series that drives daring conversations around identity and offers a forum where people are invited to reflect, share their perspectives on topics that matters to us all and create their change. Through the storytelling process, we show how people are connected on a deeper level and how we can all be our agent of change Devan is a father of two. He comes from Southern California. Dale is a father, a stepfather and a grandfather. He comes and lives in St Louis, Missouri. They both talk about what it means to be a man and be vulnerable.
"Beyond Gender" is a Womanity Project series that drives daring conversations around identity and offers a forum where people are invited to reflect, share their perspectives on topics that matters to us all and create their change. Through the storytelling process, we show how people are connected on a deeper level and how we can all be our agent of change. In this episode we are featuring Brooklyn Based Visual Artist & Photographer Delphine Diallo.
"A.K.A.08494####" is a short film that examines identity through an amalgamation of numbers pertaining to a new immigrant's private life into American society, i.e. clothes, food, and sex, as well as how she is defined publicly, i.e. passport number, green card number and social security number. Amidst this seemingly mundane recitation, it defines a contemporary self-portrait.
Elza is a riveting, deeply personal story about the emotional journey of a young Parisian woman returning home to her native island of Guadeloupe. Bernadette (Mariette Monpierre) has tried hard to give her daughter everything. She is thrilled when Elza (Stana Roumillac), the first college graduate in the family, completes her master's degree. But Elza breaks her mother's heart by running off to Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory: the father she barely remembers. Based on director Mariette Monpierre's own life experience, this feature debut captures the passion and contradictions of a family in transition while offering a rare insider's view of Caribbean culture. Monpierr's critically acclaimed debut feature is gorgeously shot on the island of Guadeloupe, and is a moving, universal story on the fragile bonds of family.
"Beyond Gender" is a Womanity Project series that drives daring conversations around identity and offers a forum where people are invited to reflect, share their perspectives on topics that matters to us all and create their change. Through the storytelling process, we show how people are connected on a deeper level and how we can all be our agent of change. In this episode we are featuring Artist & Filmmaker Billy Gerard Frank and Global Brand Director & Storyteller Mike Harp.
A searing meditation of retribution and recompense, Trayvia follows Trayvia Marshall, portrayed by Claudia McCoy, who seeks revenge for her brother’s murder by seeking Mann Scott, the police officer who was responsible and subsequently acquitted.
Please watch and enjoy the work of Wendy, Joyce, Briana, and Liz. They are Blind Mice, an exciting new production company based in New York City. Look for more of their productions in the years to come!
From Nova Scotian filmmaker Sylvia D. Hamilton, Portia White: Think On Me (2000), is the seminal portrait of trailblazing Nova Scotian contralto Portia White. Ms. White is known as the Canadian Marian Anderson. The documentary has been widely broadcast on VISION TV, BRAVO! and national and regional CBC TV. Filmmaker Hamilton’s list of accolades includes the Nova Scotia Portia White Prize for her success in furthering cultural vibrancy and diversity.
From filmmaker Nicole Franklin, Gershwin & Bess: A Dialogue with Anne Brown is an oral history of one of the most recognizable operas that found early international fame. In 2004 at her home in Oslo, Norway, soprano Anne Wiggins Brown sat down with tenor Dr. William A. Brown (no relation) of the Center Black Music Research for an on-the-record conversation about originating the iconic role of “Bess” in the opera Porgy and Bess with famed composer George Gershwin. Revealed are little known facts about what is arguably the most popular American opera touring to date. Details of the opera’s inception and the cast as well as Ms. Brown’s controversial run-ins with discrimination offer an illuminating historical account. This was one of Ms. Brown’s final interviews. Filmed through the talented lensing of Director of Photography Henry Adebonojo, this lively and engaging conversation covers musicianship, self-reliance, race and beauty. In a rare conversation between Anne Brown and Dr. Brown, Ms. Brown provides the following: * A detailed account of her work with George Gershwin * Timeless anecdotes on the role singers play in creative collaborations * An accurate account of the events surrounding a proposed boycott from the Porgy and Bess cast during its run at The National Theatre * A revealing narrative that addresses her decision to direct European productions of Porgy and Bess in "blackface" * A reflection on the painful decision to end her singing career
The Little Black School House: An unflinching look at the heart of racial inequality in Canada. This one-hour documentary unearths the story of the children, women, men who were students and teachers in Canada’s racially segregated schools. With a vibrant musical score composed by jazz legend, Joe Sealy, it is a poignant and unfailingly honest evocation of the struggle of African Canadians to gain dignity and equality through education. Extraordinary archival film footage, rare photographs, and touching first hand accounts from past students, teachers, historians and community leaders, are interwoven in this unflinching look at the heart of racial inequality in Canada. Shot on location in villages and cities in Ontario and Nova Scotia, the film is a compelling illustration of how many of the students who attended Canada’s all-Black schools look back on the experience with conflicted feelings: fondness for the dedication of their Black teachers, and outrage at being denied a right, fundamental to democracy in Canada: equal access to quality education. Nova-Scotian filmmaker Sylvia D. Hamilton was interviewed about this relevant and necessary film by Nicole Franklin.
The CEO of Sanger International, an IT consulting firm, is powerful and successful Hillary Kelsey. Kelsey is a Black woman with no Black employees and no one can figure out why-until Darryl Montgomery, her 9:30am interview, enters the firm. On this day filled with an unbelievably awful morning that reminds Hillary of her "place" in a racially charged society, a pending account that could make or break the future of a company and a mystery man determined to turn Hillary's world upside down, the events of the film TITLE VII illustrate why same-race discrimination can not only ruin a company, but possibly destroy lives.