African American Film Marketplace - Film Showcase


The Lesson Plan - 17:00
Stitches - 14:52
Put It In A Book - 18:00
Unfamiliar Paintings - 28:00
More Than Meets The Eye - 22:00

- Locations and Start Time -
Fairbanks Theater - Sat. 11 -3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mary Pickford Theater - Sun. 12 - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


The Lesson Plan

"The Lesson Plan"

The Lesson Plan is about the infamous legend of William Lynch, a British slave owner from the West Indies allegedly traveled to the United States in 1712 to instruct American slave owners on how to make and keep slaves; he left a letter with specific instructions. The term "lynching" is derived from his name. Flash forward to 2009 where we meet Nix Dunn, a Brooklyn, NY public school teacher/scholar on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Obsessed with the letter, he creates a Lesson Plan during Black History Month in order to teach his students about the psychological damage he believes still enslave African Americans today.

Eddy Duran - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor
Eddy Duran started his career as a public access television producer. While working as a box office clerk for the Samuel Goldwyn Company, he worked on various small film productions in New York and L.A. A year later he got his first opportunity in the form of a P.A. on the TV series New York Undercover. He enrolled in courses for filmmaking at NYU, and moved towards producing and directing his first film short Good Thing. Three months later Eddy wrote the script and assembled the team for his first independent feature Stone Cold Killers: Los Jodedore which was acquired by Maverick Entertainment. Maverick also acquired his second feature, Grand Opening. Eddy recently completed his third independent feature entitled Shoes Crazy. When It Rains is his latest short film which he produced. Eddy is currently developing four feature film scripts, which he has written: On Gun Hill Road, Shanghai Palace, Brooklyn English and King Con which he will co-write, produce and direct the feature film in Spanish.



Delphine Toussaint, the best dressed fashionista in her high school—until Hurricane Katrina strikes and she is forced to leave town at a moment’s notice.  The only thing she saves is her beloved sewing machine.  Resettled in  a new city more than a thousand miles from home, this fashionista is forced to share a room with a girl who is a total fashion disaster.

Pamela K. Johnson- Writer/Director
Pamela K. Johnson is a veteran journalist. She also wrote and  directed her first film, Talk Me To Death, in the 2006 Duke City Shootout. Stitches has won the Adrienne Shelley production grant on the strength of its story. Pamela is the recipient  of a Woman in Film/General Motors’ Emerging Filmmakers Grant.  She has also co-written two books, including Santa and Pete, which was made into a 1999 CBS TV movie starring James Earl Jones, Hume Cronyn, and Flex Alexander.  Pamela has a BA in Communication, and an MFA in fiction. Her day job is managing editor of health-oriented ABILITY Magazine.

Put It In A Book

"Put It In A Book"

Can a young boy’s spirit save him from gang violence?  When a young boy’s brother is the latest victim of gang violence, he must make a choice between a life of revenge or righteousness.

Jabril Muhammad- Writer
Jabril Muhammad is currently attending Santa Monica College pursuing an Associates of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and is interested in transferring to USC where he plans to attain his Bachelors of Arts degree and further his career goal in acting, script writing and creative writing. He was featured in the BHERC’s “Fight Back with Film” documentary Peace Process which focused on the impact of gangs. Jabril is the first participant in the Make a Film Foundation under which this film was made.

Tamika Lamison- Producer
Tamika is a Virginia native who graduated from The American University with a BA in Performing Arts/Theatre.  While living in New York Tamika wrote her first screenplay, The Jar By the Door which was a Sundance Finalist and won several awards including the Gordon Parks Independent Film Award.  She has also won several Fellowships and Awards in Writing and Directing including the ABC/Walt Disney Fellowship in Screenwriting, The Guy Hanks and Marvin Miller (Cosby) Fellowship, the CBS Director's Initiative and AFI's Directing Workshop for Women Fellowship for the short film, HOPE which aired nationally on every network as well as BETJ.   Tamika has been camera operator and Director on the BET reality TV show COLLEGE HILL. After co-producing the award-winning HBO short, THE MALE GROUPIE, Tamika was hired to produce and direct the short film SPIN which also won several awards on the Film Festival circuit.  

Unfamiliar Paintings

"Unfamiliar Paintings"

Blessed with a unique artistic talent, a young man from the Bronx must decide whether he has the courage to overcome harsh criticism or get swept away by his past.

Dallas Alexis- Director
Writer/filmmaker Dallas Alexis was born in Brooklyn, New York. He honed his writing skills while attending college at Morgan State University, where as a senior, he wrote spec scripts for the TV show Martin and New York Under Cover.  He has written, produced and directed a series of short films including: Four Years, The Sweetest Rejection, Born Guilty and a collaborative effort on Unfamiliar Paintings with writer/producer Marcus May.  Having formed strong bonds in the music and film industry, Dallas landed a deal to produce a string of image campaigns for MTV.  Dallas wrote, produced and directed his first feature film in 2009, entitled Gotta Get Mine. The film is currently in post-production and is slated for a 2010 release.

Marcus May- Writer/Producer
Marcus was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been exploring his love for writing and filmmaking since the tender age seven. Marcus played basketball for Indiana University while obtaining a degree in business. Upon graduation, he and his wife moved to New York City where Marcus began working for J.P. Morgan as well as enrolling in screenwriting courses at New York University. He has also written and produced the short film, Unfamiliar Paintings. Marcus still lives in New York with his wife and daughter.

More Than Meets The Eye

"More Than Meets The Eye"

Maria is a teenager who's living in a foster home and has always been looking for love and acceptance. During senior year of high school, she is faced with a life-changing experience that opens her eyes and enables her to realize that things aren't always as they seem.

Kristina Sullivan- Actress/Writer/Producer
More Than Meets The Eye is the writing/producing debut of Kristina Sullivan. As an actress, Sullivan has acted in several film, television, and theater productions.  

Brandon Fobbs- Director/Co-Writer/Co-Producer/Co-Editor
More Than Meets The Eye is the directorial debut from television star Brandon Fobbs. As an actor, Fobbs has acted in numerous film, television, and theater productions.


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