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GRAPES ON A VINE


Text Box:  Kyle is the art director at the High Museum in Atlanta Georgia. He wants two things in life, a male child and a van Gogh painting valued at 275,000. His wife Brandy cannot conceive so he plans a camping trip where he will have her killed and hung to make it look like a racially motivated killing so he can collect the 500,00 insurance policy which will enable him to get what he wants. Of course, things don't go as planned.


USA 2008 | Run time: 81 min. | Director: Al Robbins

DIRECTOR: Al Robbins
WRITER:Al Robbins
CAST: Gregory Alan Williams, Jazsmin Lewis
PRODUCER: Al Robbins
FORMAT: DIGI BETA
FORM: Romantic Drama
NICHES: African American, Black, Independent


 

 
 


Slave Reparations: The Final Passage


Text Box:  It's a matter of mis-education and lack of understanding in both the black and white communities that hurts the current slave reparations movement. That's the message of this new documentary, which provides an historical background on the current controversial movement and answers the most often voiced arguments against the payment of reparations to African Americans through interviews with some of the movement’s most prominent proponents, including Prof. Manning Marable, Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Rev. Herbert Daughtry, Richard E. Barber, and others.


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USA 2004 | Run time: 28 min. | Director: John Eisler

DIRECTOR: John Eisler
WRITER:John Eisler
CAST: Prof. Manning Marable, Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Rev. Herbert Daughtry, Richard E. Barber
PRODUCER: Arlene Corsano
FORMAT: BETA SP
FORM: investigative documentary
NICHES: African American, Black, Social Justice


 

 


SISTERS IN CINEMA

Text Box:    Sisters in Cinema is a spectacular road trip and history lesson into the origins of what appears to be the rather slender presence of black women filmmakers in Hollywood and beyond. Producer-writer-director Yvonne Welbon seeks not to razzle-dazzle us with glitz and imagery but instead uses images and narrative in a comprehensive way to investigate fully the history of black female authorship behind the camera (so to speak) and to present it with earnestness and, most importantly, great intelligence.  Welbon shows her own gift as a filmmaker as well as a historian. "Sisters" is a first-rate look-see at the culture and community of black women filmmakers as they have persisted throughout the 20th century and now into a new one.” – Hollywood Reporter

Sisters in Cinema received its World Premiere broadcast during Black History Month 2004 on Black Starz!.  Recipient of the “Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color” public award, African Diaspora Film Festival 2003. 


USA 2003 | Run time: 62 min. | Director: Yvonne Welbon


Filmmaker Yvonne Welbon examines the phenomenon of Black female directors in American cinema revealing a rich, if sporadic, history. Fascinating, poignant interviews with new and established filmmakers such as: Neema Barnette, Julie Dash, Maya Angelou, Kasi Lemmons and Euzhan Palcy. 


 

DIRECTOR: Yvonne Welbon
WRITER: Yvonne Welbon
CAST: Neema Barnette, Julie Dash, Maya Angelou, Kasi Lemmons and Euzhan Palcy
PRODUCER: Yvonne Welbon, Michael Fuller, Alison Duke
EDITOR: Paul Hill
cinematographer: Catherine Crouch
FORMAT: DIGI BETA
FORM: investigative documentary
NICHES: African American, Black, Women, Filmmaking

 


THE NEXT DAY


Text Box:  The Next Day is an interesting character study that explores what happens the day after two seemingly well-adjusted, responsible adults act irresponsibly during a one-night stand. The script by New York born and trained independentAfrican American director/producer /lead actor Al Robbins offers unexpected dramatic turns that keep on building up the tension and keep you glued to the screen, wondering where the story will go next.

An entertaining, well-acted production not to be missed!

 


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USA 2012 | Run time: 80 min. | Director: Al Robbins

DIRECTOR: Al Robbins
WRITER:Al Robbins
CAST:Deanna Dawn Davis, E Roger Mitchell, Al Robbins, Christopher Martin, Lashawn Butler
PRODUCER:Al Robbins
FORMAT: DIGI BETA
FORM: Romantic Drama
NICHES: African American, Black, Independent



 

 
 
       


UP FROM THE BOTTOM
The Search of the American Dream


Text Box:  Tells the story of the northern migration of African Americans through the personal accounts of people who migrated to Muskegon, Michigan to work in factories during the 1940’s. Narrated by Cicely Tyson and featuring Dick Gregory.

 

 


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USA 2010 | Run time: 58 min. | Director: James Schaub

DIRECTOR:James Schaub
WRITER:James Schaub
CAST: Cicely Tyson, Dick Gregory
PRODUCER:James Schaub
FORMAT: BETA SP
FORM: investigative documentary
NICHES: African American, Black, Social Justice


 

 


STUBBORN AS A MULE


Text Box:  An internationally award winning film that presents an eye opening depiction of lesser known historical facts and contemporary commentary regarding the call for reparations for African-Americans. In the process, the film disseminates USA black history that is not taught in most educational systems.

 

 


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USA 2010 | Run time: 45 min. | Dirs: Miller Bargerton, Jr, and Arcelious J, Daniels

DIRECTOR: Miller Bargerton, Jr, and Arcelious J, Daniels
WRITER:Miller Bargerton, Jr, and Arcelious J, Daniels
PRODUCER:Miller Bargerton, Jr, and Arcelious J, Daniels
FORMAT: BETA SP
FORM: investigative documentary
NICHES: African American, Black, Social Justice


 

 


FILLING THE GAP


Text Box:  Conceived as an effort to alter the way African-American children see themselves and their ancestors, this docu-drama highlights the inventive and inspired contributions of African-Americans in the 1840s, the period leading to the Civil War in American History.

 

 


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USA 2010 | Run time: 83 min. | Director: Tyrone Young

DIRECTOR: Tyrone Young
WRITER:Miller Tyrone Young
PRODUCER: Tyrone Young
FORMAT: BETA SP
FORM: investigative documentary
NICHES: African American, Black, Social Justice


 

 

 

 

FLMKR

Text Box:  USA 1999 | Run time: 89 min. | Director: John Carstarphen


A provocative digital feature that dares to probe the question: What the f*ck is going on in American filmmaking? FLMKR is a quirky, comic thriller, which traces the odyssey of independent filmmaker Veronica Davidson, as professional setbacks are amplified by personal betrayals; then she realizes something more sinister has taken over the film industry in America. FLMKR explores the agonies of film making, from personal compromises, to the concessions required of an entertainment-addicted society, all seen through the eyes of one paranoid filmmaker, living and working in the heart of the “conspiracy capitol of the world”, Dallas, Texas.


“FLMKR” by African American filmmaker John Carstaphen is fiction film that explores the agonies of filmmaking, from personal compromises, to the concessions required of an entertainment-addicted society.

DIRECTOR: John Carstarphen
WRITER: John Carstarphen
CAST:
PRODUCER: Michele Stephenson
EDITOR: Tom McArdle
cinematographer: Zoran Drakulic
FORM: Narrative Fiction, Feature
FORMAT: BETA SP
GENRE: satirical comedy           
NICHES: African American, Black, Independent filmmaker


 

       
 

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Tel :  (212) 864-1760
Fax : (212) 316-6020
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