African American Film Marketplace - Film Showcase
 

- FILM SHOWCASE LISTING -

The Marrying Kind - 16:00
Moth To A Flame - 19:00
Fabulous - 26:00
Unspoken - 4:34
Round On Both Sides - 16:40
The Real T - 14:20
Good Intentions - 22:00

- Locations and Start Time -
Mary Pickford Theater - Sat. 11 - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Chaplin Theater - Sun. 12 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

- FILMMAKERS & FILMS-

The Marrying Kind

"The Marrying Kind"

Gavian, Stanley, and Jerry are all inner city childhood friends who are now Third Grade school teachers. Jerry is in the stereotypical Christian marriage with Telaya and Stanley is engaged to Jania, and their wedding is about to happen very soon. While Gavian is in a dead end relationship with the alluring yet cantankerous Ayanna for the past few years. Jerry and Stanley would constantly encourage Gavian to get out of his relationship with Ayanna but yet he remained miserable with his companion. Gavian does not want to be with her but he does want to be in a relationship full love, sincerity, and peacefulness.  Gavian meets his soul mate one day while at work, Amyrah Stiles, a beautiful stock broker, who completely fits with his lifestyle. These two are obviously compatible from their initial meeting because they both have the attributes to build a foundation together with synergy. Gavian’s gives Amyrah his immediate undivided attention. These two were meant to be together.

Geoff Davis- Director
Geoff Davis attended Law School in Los Angeles, where he became an actor appearing in numerous commercials, tv shows, and feature length films. Geoff has written numerous feature length  projects Team Player, The Marrying Kind, The Group Home and The Other Woman. Sivad Films secured a Distribution deal from its first feature length film entitled Team Player. Team Player would go on to win an award at the Bayon City Inspirational Film Festival in August of 2008. Most recently, the short film The Marrying Kind was the Third Place winner at the Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival, October 11, 2010. The Marrying Kind is currently on the nationwide and international festival circuit and receiving rave reviews. The feature length version is slated for production and release in 2011. Geoff is currently Chief Executive Office of his own film production company, SIVAD FILMS.



Moth To A Flame

"Moth To A Flame"

Xavier is a man used to getting what he wants. A seemingly innocent visit with his ex-wife Audrey turns out to be anything but innocent. Xavier wants one thing and one thing only. Will she give it to him?

Craig T. Williams- Writer/Producer/Editor
As CEO of Red Wall Productions, Craig has produced over 25 film projects including independent short films, promotional videos, educational films, actor reels and the ground-breaking documentary Black Sorority Project. He has written over 20 short films, including the award winning short films Allergic To Nuts and Drawing Angel, Craig’s feature screenplays include: Cabbie Couture, Cape of Good Hope (just optioned), Soft Place to Fall (3rd Place Winner in 2009 Organization of Black Screenwriters Screenplay Contest), Jimmie and Game Night.  Craig’s blog yobabydaddy.blogspot.com is a series of essays and prose about the joy, power and fear of raising a black male, which in his spare time he is turning into a book.

Rosalyn Coleman Williams- Director
In 2002, Rosalyn and her husband formed Red Wall Productions.  She has created and directed over twenty-five film projects, including the award winning short films DRAWING ANGEL and ALLERGIC TO NUTS and BFF, as well as the groundbreaking documentary BLACK SORORITY PROJECT. Rosalyn is currently in post-production on the documentary AUGUST WILSON’S 20TH CENURY and the short films COOL KIDZ and RISE SUNSHINE. An accomplished actress whose career includes Broadway, Film and Television, Rosalyn can currently be seen in FRANKIE AND ALICE starring Halle Berry, and has featured roles in BROOKLYN'S FINEST and IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY with Viola Davis and Emma Roberts. Rosalyn is co-host and co-creator of Everything Acting Podcast an internet radio show that informs, inspires and demystifies the actor’s journey.

 



Fabulous

"Fabulous"

Forty is the new fabulous or so it seems when the perfectly coiffed forty-something sorority sisters Leann, Beverly, and Ellen get together to steer their not so perfect girlfriend, Fancy towards making the right choices. Unlike them, Fancy is a free spirited thirty something flower child just trying to find her way in life and has no idea that her life is a hot mess.

Paulara Hawkins- Writer/Producer
Paulara Hawkins has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry and manages Greater Later Productions (GLP).  She has also been a Celebrity Personal Assistant featured in Essence Magazine, and a published Author with an arsenal of product ready to be produced.



Unspoken

"Unspoken"

A married couple find themselves at a communications crossroads in their relationship.

Rocky McKoy- Writer/Producer/Director
Rocky McKoy attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Communications concentration in TV/Film. He began his career at PBS and later moved on to GMMB Inc. Now he is the creative force behind The Soul Factory’s TV/Video production team. Since being at The Soul Factory, CNN displayed his creative eye by using his video promo in their segment Faces of Faith. He started  Rockabye Entertainment and has created videos and short films such as a Choice, an official selection of The Baltimore Women’s Film Festival, and Unspoken an official selection of The San Diego Black Film Festival and The Texas Black Film Festival, as well as a feature on BET’s national television show Lens On Talent. Rocky McKoy’s full genius is just beginning to be recognized. He is truly the next non-relenting force in the literary and video world.



Round On Both Sides

"Round On Both Sides"

After several years of absentee parenting while pursuing her modeling career in New York City, Niecy returns to her hometown in search of her daughter, Quinn. Unfortunately, time is running out on her dreams for a perfect life.

Marquette Jones- Writer/Producer/Director
Marquette hails from Youngstown, Ohio via Los Angeles and Oakland California. She is a M.F.A. candidate at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Film Program. Before attending NYU, Ms. Jones studied History and Mass Communication as an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley and went on to get her law degree at University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall. She has written and directed several short films, including Milk (2004) and Tunk (2003). Her film, Heroes Wanted (2005), has appeared nationwide in film festivals. In 2006, she won the Promotion Pictures/Heineken USA Production Grant Competition for Streets 2 Suites, which awarded her $40,000 to produce the film. As a producer, she has two award-winning short films under her belt; Adventures of Super-N******: First Episode, the Final Chapter, (a featured part of the Independent Film Channel’s docudrama, Film School), and the Showtime Network sponsored, A Spoonful of Sugar, which most recently became a finalist in the BET J Short Film Contest. Marquette Jones is the proprietor of Hotcomb Pictures, a film production company out of Brooklyn, NY.



The Real T

"The Real T"

The purpose of The Real T is to plant the idea in the minds of viewers that thinking positive can attract constructive outcomes. To raise the question, what if it were impossible to fail?

Sharaya Howell- Writer/Executive Producer
Sharaya Howell is a native of Hawaii but grew up in Jersey City.  She has always been inspired by media with a message.  The Real T is her debut film that she knows will impact the world one viewer at a time.

Ohene Cornelius- Director
Ohene Cornelius is a first time film Director on The Real T. He has directed numerous music videos and has even produced a few of them. Ohene is looking to do more acting and directing in the near future.



Good Intentions

"Good Intentions"

In a time where economic and poor healthcare dominates today’s society, Camille and Avery, a young married couple, must cope with the unfortunate hand they were dealt.  But when an opportunity presents itself as a possible relief to their situation, a decision must be made to either save a love one or break the bonds of marriage. When love is the driving force, does the means justify the ends?

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.



 

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