NEXT FEATURE FILM:
worthy of survival
I am super excited about my next film. This feature film script is currently in development for Producers, Directors and Talent agents. A treatment and script are available for interested parties in these key roles. Please be in touch for more information. The image above is teaser - ask me about it!
WORTHY OF SURVIVAL is a dual story of two black women, Jordan Dunlap and Muley, fighting for freedom from their past.
A year has passed since Jordan Dunlap, a black 24-year old combat veteran, returned home. Now homeless and tormented by her past service, Jordan Dunlap has a meltdown at work.
Jordan wakes up in a VA psych ward. When memories of her past begin to collide with the despair of her present, Jordan descends further into despair. A medium grade therapist Dr. Carol Blake arrives at the right time. Dr. Blake thinks she can help Jordan, but first Jordan must go through a psychiatric evaluation due to criminal charges pressed against her by her employer.
At the psych ward Jordan meets a Vietnam vet named Chester Yu. Chester is lively and loves to tell colorful stories. He tells Jordan about a runaway slave named Muley and the great lengths that Muley goes through to gain her freedom. At first Jordan is annoyed by Chester, but soon takes solace and enjoy his stories of Muley.
Dr. Blake challenges Jordan to come clean about her past. Jordan tells Dr. Blake about an unsettling incident that she’s told no one. Jordan alleviated from her dark secret is ready to fight for her survival.
Feature Film, Anticipated Release Date: February 2017
This thriller centers around Kit (Lindsey Morgan) and Simon (Andrew Jacobs) as they navigate life working for a senior community center. Their lives are turned upside down when they find themselves fighting to stay alive against a group of psycho, bloodthirsty cowboys from the local rodeo. Skyler Cooper plays Trish, a rough and tough competitor at the rodeo who fights along side Kit and Simon for survival.
Director: Evan Cecil
Executive Producer: Todd Meyer
Producer: Elaine Gibson
EVERY 28 HOURS
The Every 28 Hours Plays focus on the widely shared and contested statistic that every twenty-eight hours a black person is killed by vigilante, security guard, or the police in the United States. The Every 28 Hours Plays consist of around 75 one-minute plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, written by artists across the nation.
Directors: Tyrone Davis, Mina Morita, Steven Anthony Jones, Donald Lacy, Luna Malbroux
The Bay Area collaboration will include:
Oct. 18: Excerpts at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
Oct. 19: Excerpts at Berkeley Rep’s Osher Studio
Oct. 21 to Nov. 12: Fully-realized 4-week run produced by FaultLine Theater in collaboration with 5 different directors from local theaters
All performances will be free and open to the public.
THE GRAY AREA
Short Film, Anticipated Release Date: Spring 2017
The story revolves around Ariel Price, an ambitious prosecutor who lives up to the biblical definition of her name “The Lion of God” in that she has never lost a case for the state. When she encounters accused murderer Idris Grange (played by Skyler Cooper), her transformation begins our descent into the unseen spiritual landscape that eventually envelopes all of the characters. As the mystery of Idris’ identity unfolds we find that nothing about him is as it seems. The line between madness and faith is very vague if it ever existed at all.
Ariel’s childhood friend and fellow lawyer, Megan Donovan stands with her against the pull of the ensuing chaos. But before it’s all over in this battle of darkness and light, we will find that horrible secrets cast long shadows into their friendship. THE GREY AREA is a town of shadows and fog that is never black and white, a dimly lit corridor where reason is suspended and the two-sided coin of faith and insanity stands on its side. This is where the monsters live and angels fear to tread.
Director: Liz Anderson
Executive Producer: Seth Ashby
Producer: Comika Hartford, Ruth Morgan (Community Works), Liz Anderson