Encore Screening
Reel Black Men Film Festival 2013


This screening and dialog is an opportunity for emerging African American male filmmakers – Director/Writer - to showcase their skills, talent and vision through film screenings, while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent filmmaking process Please complete this form and submit your short film on DVD along with key bios on cast & crew. Film must be 1-45 minutes.


Date: October 19, 2013
Time: 5:00pm


Raleigh Studios - Chaplin Theater
5300 Melrose Avenue (Across from Paramount Studios Melrose & Van Ness)
Los Angeles, California


Admission: $15.00
Parking: $5.00

Purchase Festival Tickets: $15.00


Following the screening there will be a conversation with the filmmakers, giving you an opportunity to ask questions about the making of their films!





Filmmakers & Their Films


American Citizen -
Fernandel Almonor: Director/Writer
Jorge-Luis Pallo: Writer

Lieutenant Cesar Ruiz returns from war to discover his Father was murdered by a serial killer targeting day laborers and embarks on a mission of revenge.

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The Gift
Harold Jackson III: Director/Writer

Best Selling Author Ezekiel Anderson is at a spiritual crossroads that is costing him his marriage. On the brink of divorce, a divine intervention hopes to remind Ezekiel of life's true gifts. Written, Produced and Directed by Harold Jackson III

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Nico's Sampaguita –
Aaron Woolfolk: Director

A grieving woman struggles with the death of her husband as she tries to prevent her teenage son from making the same mistakes his father did.

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A Different Tree –
Steven Caple, Jr.: Director Victoria Rose: Writer

When Pearl Washington must complete her family tree assignment for school, she is forced to face the pain of having a fatherless childhood. She feels ashamed and alienated, because unlike the other children in her class, half of her family tree is completely empty.

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Speaker of the House –
Reggie Gaskins: Director/Writer

What if you were asked to lead a revolution? How would you handle the pressure of being the leader of a movement? Would you sacrifice your career for the sake of others?

These are the questions that Blake Reynolds, a regular on a popular television series, must answer as he's been asked to speak on the issues of racism in the entertainment industry

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Island Song –
David Massey: Director/CoWriter/Producer
Ilunga Adell & Sativa Reid: Co-Writer

A popular Los Angeles radio DJ, Maurice Manning, finds himself trapped in the Virgin Islands thrown into a battle between an island mystic and the criminal underworld of payola and illegal drugs. It's a harrowing trip that rips him out of his self-absorption toward redemption.

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The Truth –
Hill Harper: Director Randy Crumpton & Craig J. Harris: Writer

A husband who suspects his wife of adultery demands to know the truth.

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