March 25, 2006
Doors open - 7pm
Admission - $10.00
Raleigh Studios - 650 Bronson Ave - Los
(Melrose Ave. across from Paramount Studios)
Chaplin Screening Room
RSVP - 323/957-4747 (seating is limited)
2005 Sista's Doing It For Themselves program
Minority – 15 Min.
A gay black woman named Clair Collins,
wants to reconcile her relationship
with her religious parents without compromising
her identity. She is ostracized from
her family, her church, and her neighborhood.
She finds love with Rebecca Laws who
helps Clair find the strength to face
Sharp – Writer / Director
Amber Sharp, attended Simmons College
in Boston, Massachusetts where she
majored in English and African American
Studies. It was during college that
she discovered her love for filmmaking.
After graduation, she moved to Los
Angeles, California, for graduate
school at the University of Southern
California in Film/Television. At
USC, Sharp completed her thesis film,
Triple Minority, about a gay, black,
woman who wants to reconcile her relationship
with her religious parents. Currently,
Sharp is writing a feature film.
Stranded – 7 Min.
Based on a fable from Cameroon. Mali
is young, African, beautiful and stranded
in Berlin. A quirky romantic comedy
about obstacles, opportunity, and cross-gender
and cross cultural communication.
Abrams – Director / Co-Writer
Abiola’s controversial storytelling
always gives people something to talk
about. Her artistic films –
ranging from edgy 'chick flicks' to
docs investigate the themes of gender,
race and empowerment.
She was one of 4 filmmakers selected
from 3600 to direct a short film with
an international cast & crew in
Germany. She was a Top-250 Finalist
for Miramax's Project Greenlight,
a filmmaker's competition with over
50,000 entries. Her work as an actor
has screened on HBO, IFC, network
TV, at Sundance and in a film winning
a British Academy Award. She has also
been directed by Spike Lee in several
commercials. Abiola has a BFA from
Sarah Lawrence and an MFA from Vermont
By – 26 Min.
Rachel is an egocentric songstress while
her man Haydel is an academic enthusiast.
Not only did they have to deal with
their contrasting personalities, but
also as two broke young folks working
hard to achieve their dreams, they had
a lot of insecurity. However, their
Love affair provides the inspiration
for their triumphant success.
Mashavu – Writer / Director
Layla came to the indie filmmaking
scene with her first film, “Through
Thick and Thin”. The short film
was her thesis film project from California
State University, Northridge. Mashavu
received an award for excellence from
the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
for outstanding professional promise
based on the film. Mashavu was the
producer and program director of Black
and Brown Shorts, A short film showcase
that celebrated and encouraged independent
cinema. Mashavu is currently the Creative
Executive for Ramcity Productions
where she develops and produces the
company¹s current projects.