LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE (Vol. 2)

Whether they’re trying to turn a lie into a reality, or battling an arch-nemesis, these short films and web series will keep you laughing at their characters’ misfortune and endeavors.

(WEB SERIES)

THE GAZE

Dir. / Writer: Larry Powell / Prod. Angelica Robinson

The Gaze is a hilarious and raw, heartfelt dramedy tracking the career of Jerome Price, an openly queer black actor, as he fights to rise above the labyrinth of systemic racism and inequality in the entertainment industry in hopes of being able to shine under a gaze that sees him as equal and free.

CROSS RIVER REUNION

(SHORT FILM)

Dir. Emanuel Smith / Writer: Alex Ubokudom / Prod. Marcus Franklin, Lakisha May, Tobie Windham, Eman Smith

An aspiring Nigerian-American businessman’s world turns upside down when the corporate job of his dreams slips through his fingers and into the hands of his younger, female, Nigerian-born-and-bred cousin.

TINY LAUGHS

(WEB SERIES)

Dir. Laura Edith Rivas / Writer / Prod. Laura Rivas, Rukshan Thenuwara

When a queer Latina architect meets a struggling Asian comic who’s just come out...as unemployed, their instant spark sends them on a humorous and heartwarming journey through the city of dreams.

RHONDA MITCHELL, M.D.

(WEB SERIES)

Dir. Jowanda Durham / Writer: Carolyn Pierre-Outlar, Steven Williams, Jowanda Durham / Prod. Carolyn Pierre-Outlar, James and Vanessa McKnight, Steven Williams, Jowanda Durham

Things start to unravel for Dr. Rhonda Mitchell when a video of her chasing a patient goes viral, she decides to dump her on again-off again boyfriend and the team suggests bringing in another doctor.

THE OTHER SIDE OF NORMAL

(WEB SERIES)

Dir. / Writer: Brandon Miree / Prod. Brandon Miree, Zarian Hadley, PaSean Wilson

A surreal day takes an even crazier turn when a therapist must deal with her quirky clients as her life spirals out of control.

SUCH A DEAL

(SHORT FILM)

Dir. Dionna McMillan / Writer: Jeanine / Prod. Kenzie Ross

On the first day of her new life in New York, Grace discovers that her living room ceiling has caved in. In a rush she finds a temporary place to stay through a home sharing website, only to find out that the "charming tiny room" is not at all what she expected it to be...

THE TICKET

(WEB SERIES)

Dir. / Prod. Benjamin Abiola, Richard Cannon / Writer: Benjamin Abiola

One man has become the target of a secret underground world of parking ticket officers.