Reel Black Men - 2007 Program


Moon Molson - Writer / Director
Moon was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved more than 15 times before settling in his current "home town" of New York City. He graduated from Dartmouth College where he received a B.A. in English, Film Studies and Philosophy. In fall 2000, Moon entered the M.F.A. program in Film Directing at Columbia University's School of the Arts. In 2002, he won the prestigious Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Student Internship and was flown to Los Angeles to work in television commercials. His thesis short film "Pop Foul" won the REEL Shorts Jury Prize at the 2007 South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), the 2006 Student Academy Award, the HBO Short Film Award at the 2006 American Black Film Festival. He is a 2007 NYFA Film Fellow and 2007 NYSCA Grant recipient.

Pop Foul - 20 Min.
A boy sees his father take a 'beat down' from a local thug on the way home from a Little League game. When they arrive home, the father demands the boy say nothing to his mother about the father's swelling black eye, the boy vengefully tells his mother the truth, only to be betrayed by her in the name of his father's pride. The boy's resulting rage culminates in the ultimate betrayal of the only friend he knows.

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