Digital, color, 30 min. 2020
The vague description of a murder suspect, “a black man in a hoodie,” brings together an African-American college professor, who has recklessly compromised his marriage, and an undocumented Gambian man, who longs for home and the family he left behind.
Digital, color, 35 min. / 20 min. 2016
Music documentary features emerging community-based and formally trained artists who demonstrate the collaborative impulse, the multi-cultural reach and multi-genre influences of African American musical art forms, hip-hop and neo-soul.
16mm film, B/W, 75 min. 2015
Bert, a first generation Black college student, struggles to define himself. Distancing himself from his true love Nita, Bert dives into campus life, music and the pursuit of other women. But still, visions of his future weigh heavy on his soul. A witty, poignant, surreal mediation on a young man becoming.
Super 16mm film, color, 60 min. 2003
Based on a short story by National Book Award winner, Charles Johnson, this short feature explores a middle-aged African American married couple as they struggle to redefine their relationship following the husband’s health crisis and spiritual awakening.
Super 16mm film, color, 60 min. 2007
Three short films addressing the internal conflicts of a young boy wrestling with his budding sexuality and his religious beliefs; a teenage girl coming to terms with an unplanned pregnancy; and an adult man struggling with his purpose in life
Screenplay - Drama, 88 pages
Set in a small Ohio town in 1964, this coming of age story follows Jesse Roosevelt, a young black teenager, as he comes to understand his family’s legacy of resistance against racial violence in the south and much closer to home.
an independent film company based in the Midwest dedicated to bringing to life the stories and realities of undocumented black lives.
screenwriter, film director and professor of Film Studies in English at Michigan State University
film producer, screenwriter and professor of Africana Film Studies in the Residential College in Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University
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