Saturday, March 29, 2008
Doors open - 2:00 pm
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)
A - 10 Min.
Chronicles the lives of three sisters
immediately following the 9/11 attacks
as they await word about their missing
father. The father and one sister both
left home for the towers that morning
but only one has made it back so far.
With their dad potentially gone, the
girls must now deal with what is left of
their lives, including a manic
depressive mother, an overbearing older
sister and unsaid truths. Set against
the backdrop of that tragic day.
Baxter - Director
Nkechi Okoro - Writer
Michelle S. Baxter
Michelle began her professional career
in the fashion world as a Production
Manager and Consultant for Gap, Inc.
Michelle left Gap to obtain her MFA in
Film Producing from USC's Peter Stark
Producing Program. Michelle holds a
B.A. in History and Theater Arts from
Princeton University, an Associate's
Degree from the prestigious London
Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and
a MFA in Film Producing from USC.
Nkechi Okoro is a vibrant, Meisner
trained actress, writer and producer.
Originally hailing from Nigeria,
Nkechi was born in New York and grew
up all over the world. Nkechi began
writing in 2001 after becoming very
frustrated with the lack of quality
roles for women of color.
Spin - 30 Min.
Once one of L.A.'s top publicists is a
woman who could spin any story to the
benefit of her clients and to the
detriment of her enemies. Her whole
world changed the day she met JAMES.
Alex was sprung. Joining forces, they
set out to write the next NY Time's
Bestseller. Two days before a big press
conference, there is a horrible
betrayal. In the end, Alex comes to
awful realization that every lie has a
consequence and no matter how much you
spin the truth, you can't change it.
Tamika Lamison -
Camille Tucker, Keta Brown & Sheilah
Brooks - Co-Writers
Tamika Lamison graduated from The
American University's Department of
Performing Arts, went on tour and
moved to New York where she co-starred
in the award winning Off Broadway
revival of "For Colors Girls."
directed by it's author Ntozake Shange.
While living in New York, Tamika was
determined to translate her love of
the written word into a cinematic
medium. After winning the Gordon Parks
Indie film award and $10,000.00 for
her first screenplay she enrolled in
and graduated from The New York Film
Academy where she was able to
experiment in a controlled environment
and gain knowledge of the nuts and
bolts of film making.
Growing up in Compton, Keta graduated
with honors from historical Black
college, Fisk University in Nashville,
Tennessee where she received a B.S. in
Fine Arts. Following graduation, a
"tour of duty" as a segment producer
for various community shows and
commercials on local cable, lead Keta
to produce the home video for "Ziggy
Marley Live in Concert at The
Camille Tucker wrote her first poem at
the age of 11 and she has been in love
with words ever since. Growing up in
Compton, CA, Camille has always had
strong influences in politics,
literature, education, art, charity
and community. A graduate of UCLA with
a degree in English/Creative Writing,
Camille's first job in the
Entertainment Industry was as a runner
at Walt Disney Studios. In 1992, along
with her former writing and producing
partner, Kim Greene-Williams.
Presently, Camille is President of
Production of Pneuma Entertainment,
LLC. Pneuma is an independent
production company and screenwriting
Beyond the Pretty
Door - 18 Min.
Reese Turner was nearly twelve-years-old
before she realized that worthless slut
was not her middle name. She and her
siblings had to endure the misery and
late night tirades of their manic
depressant mother. Reese, Angel, and
Joey had no choice but to find solace in
each other. However, they quickly
discovered that their lives were
anything but normal. Does anyone really
know what happens Beyond the Pretty
Bobby Boermans -
Renee McClellan - Writer
Khadija A. Brockington - Producer
A Chicago native, Renee has made the
transition from stage and screen
acting to writing, directing and
producing film projects. A graduate of
Chapman University with a BFA in Film
Production, she also has an MFA in
Screenwriting from The American Film
Institute. Currently a Long Beach,
California resident, Renee produces a
children's talkshow, ASK AURI, which
received the LB Award for Best
Children's Talkshow in 2004.
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Khadija
earned a Bachelors of Arts in Africana
Studies at University of Pittsburgh.
She also has her MFA in Producing from
The American Film Institute. Upon
graduation she created culturally
relevant media at MEE Production Inc.
Currently in Los Angels, California,
Khadija continues to produce
commercials and PSAs for non-profit
public health/socially responsible
Pariah - 28 Min.
A Bronx lesbian teenager juggles
multiple identities to avoid rejection
from friends and family, but
pressure from home, school, and within
corrodes the line between her dual
personas with explosive consequences.
Dee Rees -
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Dee
Rees is a graduate of New York
University's graduate film program and
has written and directed several short
films including ORANGE BOW, which
screened at the 2006 Tribeca Film
Festival. Her most recent film,
PARIAH was awarded NYU's highest
honor-- the 1st Prize King Award for
Excellence in Filmmaking and premiered
at the 2007 San Francisco
International LGBT Film Festival. Dee
worked as a script supervision intern
on Spike Lee's films "When The Levees
Broke" and "Inside Man". Dee holds a
Master's degree in Business
Administration from Florida A&M
University and slaved away at three
different, successively more
soul-crushing FORTUNE 500 companies in
a far, far distant former life.
Drawing Angel - 19 Min.
Lonely and new to the city, Samantha
meets Levi, a nine-year-old boy
displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Williams - Director
Craig T. Williams - Writer
Rosalyn is the director of the award
winning short film ALLERGIC TO NUTS
written by husband Craig and partner
Craig T. Williams. ALLERGIC TO NUTS
has been seen on several TV stations
nationally and screened in over 50
film festivals in the US and around
In 2002, with her husband Craig
Rosalyn formed Red Wall Productions, a
film Production Company. Rosalyn has
created and directed over fifty film
projects. Including industrials, promo
videos, educational videos and actor
Rosalyn is a member of New York Women
in Film and Television, the East Coast
Writers Collective and a lifetime
member of the Actors Studio.