African American Film Marketplace - Film Showcase
 

- FILM SHOWCASE LISTING -

Pour Aimer, Encore (To Love Again) - 21:26
Fatal Reaction -15:00
Betrayal - 29:00
(Mis)Leading Man
Troublesome - 19:00
When It Rains - 20:00

- Locations and Start Time -
Chaplin Theater - Sat. 11 - 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fairbanks Theater - Sun. 12 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

- FILMMAKERS & FILMS-

Pour Aimer

"Pour Aimer, Encore"

For seven consecutive days, an unsuspecting woman, Isidora receives anonymous gifts from a romantic stranger. She begins a search of suspected admirers by attempting to translate the messages (written in French) and calling ex-boyfriends, interests, and crushes. On the final day, Isidora finally meets Jean Jacques, her admirer, and soon discovers that her secret admirer's acts of romance and love are not based simply on infatuation, but the pursuit of a greater redemption.

Emiliano Styles - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor
Emiliano Styles is a multi-media artist, the co-founder of the production company Soulploitation Creative Works, and a cum laude graduate of Tennessee State University where he majored in Mass Communications & Theatre with a minor in English & Africana Studies. A guerilla filmmaker, he has made over six short films that have been showcased in film festivals across the nation that have featured Broadway and NAACP Image award winning actors. He has filmed and edited over 50 videos in the capacity as a freelance videographer/editor, including his work with XXL magazine online, okayplayer.tv, and the award-winning travel/lifestyle web series featured on EbonyJet.com, “World Wide Nate”.



Fatal Reaction

"Fatal Reaction"

After hearing for the third time that she is HIV positive, Rochelle Robertson thinks she has everything under control except for her own life. After killing her husband's mistress, her efforts to link the murder to him fails. Just as everything starts to come down on her, Rochelle discovers the deep dark truth about her husband’s secret life.

Perdell Richardson- Producer/Director
Perdell Richardson Jr. was born in Riverside California and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Beachwood High School in Ohio. After high school he turned down a scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University, but decided to attend Columbia College Chicago for its film program. While attending Columbia College, Perdell started his film production company; named Perdell Productions. He produced and directed his first major film called Fatal Reaction under his production company. He also directed several commercials for different companies. He has worked for a media company as the Director of Media and while there, directed many film projects. Perdell is aiming to make his mark in today’s film industry.



Betrayal

"Betrayal"

Do you know who your true friends are? Keith, an up and coming corporate superstar, is learning how to balance his career and social life. Still linked to the close circle of friends from his undergraduate past, Keith still enjoys the social benefits of his “popular man on campus” status. Keith’s friend Francis, a super star in her own right, often allows her tenacity to rule out over basic common sense and good judgment. They are both members of greek letter organizations, which stress the importance of discretion and loyalty. Keith and Francis are two close friends with a history until Francis witnesses an unexpected event that tests the strength of their intimae bond.

Reginald Coleman-Director
Perdell Richardson Jr. was born in Riverside California and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Beachwood High School in Ohio. After high school he turned down a scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University, but decided to attend Columbia College Chicago for its film program. While attending Columbia College, Perdell started his film production company; named Perdell Productions. He produced and directed his first major film called Fatal Reaction under his production company. He also directed several commercials for different companies. He has worked for a media company as the Director of Media and while there, directed many film projects. Perdell is aiming to make his mark in today’s film industry.

Reginald Harper- Writer
Born in the windy city of Chicago, Reginald Harper has always wanted to be a writer. He began his professional entertainment career when he landed a role on the ABC daytime drama, General Hospital. Later he enrolled in the UCLA Writer’s Extensions Program where he sampled different types of writing. He also entered several writing competitions placing as a semi-finalist for both the ABC/Disney Writing Fellowship and the ABC Daytime Writing Program. In 2008, Reginald was a recipient of the 2008 Guy Alexander Hank and Marvin Miller Fellowship, sponsored by Bill Cosby. He is also a member of OBS, The Organization of Black Screenwriters.



(Mis)Leading Man

"(Mis)Leading Man "

(Mis)Leading Man, is an exploration of what happens to a very mortal man caught inside of the media fishbowl as a result of getting everything that he could ever dream of, but realizing that it comes hand in hand with a price that he didn’t factor in. What is the result when very private events have to be played out under the ever-present ever-watchful media eye? The (Mis)Leading Man deals with what happens when Keith Holland has to sit eye to eye with his daughter, try to carve out some very necessary personal solitude, and truly confront his demons.

Morocco Omari- Director
A Chicago native, Morocco Omari began his career as an actor and gradually transitioned into writer, producer, and director.  He directed the award-winning film, (Mis)Leading Man,.  It won best short at the Hollywood Black Film Festival and was also a HBO finalist at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAFF).  He most recently directed the short, Good Intentions, which won the HBO Best Short Film Award at the 2010 MVAFF.  In 2004, Morocco wrote, executive-produced, and starred in the multi-award winning film, The Male Groupies. His film credits include: Half Past Dead 2, Kubuku Rides, Andre Royo’s Big Scene, Momentum, Hope, A Song For Jade, and Shakedown. Morocco recently completed his first feature screenplay, Running Back, as well as an upcoming web series going into production fall of 2010.



Troublesome

"Troublesome"

An unorthodox therapist takes his famous client on an unusual field trip. But things twist upside down when they’re suddenly trapped on a subway train and he is forced to spend his last hours trying to cure him before they’re left for dead.

Hilliard Guess- Writer/Producer/Director
Hilliard grew up in Palo Alto, California. He got the acting bug at the age of 12 and by the time he finished high school he had earned a SAG card, moved to San Francisco and was earning a good living in theatre, commercials, and music videos.  Coming from an acting background, screenwriting was a natural progression as he participated in Cosby TV Writers Fellowship program and the Nickelodeon Writer’s Lab. He co-wrote and co-produced the horror film BLACKOUT with Vivamorem Entertainment with worldwide release straight-to video. Hilliard is on the Education Committee of the Organization of Black Screenwriters (OBS) where he also teaches with OBS ON Tour Program.  In 2009 he launched Hilldog Productions, a Film and TV company geared towards producing his many projects. TROUBLESOME marks Hilliard’s debut as a film Director and Executive Producer.



When It Rains

"When It Rains"

Omar is a disillusioned drug dealer living in a housing project in the Bronx. When faced with the suicide of his girlfriend his world falls apart as he loses the only thing that kept him alive. However, before he can join her he wants to make sure to leave his younger brother with something meaningful.

Amir Adelar Minder- Director
Amir Adelar Minder was born in 1983 in Switzerland. In high school he co-wrote several theater plays and a short film. After graduating from high school he started working for the award winning documentary film director, Vadim Jendreyko. Amir moved to New York to attend Hunter College as a film major. He worked as a freelance editor and PA editing the short film The Big Search, which was screened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Why, the first short film he directed while attending Hunter College went on to win an award by the National Board of Review. His second short, Disconnected, won the Zuker Award at the Hunter College film festival in 2008. With the money he won from his first short he financed his undergrad thesis film When it Rains. Amir lives with his wife in the Bronx and is father of a seven-year-old daughter. 



 

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