Premieres: Tribeca Film Festival, 2020
After many acclaimed supporting roles, Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Eternals) takes on his first big screen lead character as Charles Young, an introverted video editor, trying to recover from a broken heart. Perceiving a betrayal of trust as a sign his girlfriend Isha (Sonequa Martin-Green, Star Trek: Discovery) is leaving him, Charles preemptively blows up his relationship and sequesters himself at home. The fates do not comply and Charles accidentally locks himself out of his apartment. Stumbling into a life-changing odyssey exploring his building and opening himself up to his community, Charles meets a world of previously avoided neighbors played by Asia Kate Dillon (John Wick 3, Billions), Sunita Mani (GLOW, Mr. Robot, Madeline’s Madeline) Olivia Edward (Better Things) Maria Dizzia (Orange is the New Black) and Michael Cyril Creighton (Spotlight) among others. In a nearly real-time experience, Charles is forced to re-evaluate his choices when he sees his life in parallel with the people around him. From his recently widowed neighbor next door, to the curious swingers upstairs, to the piano prodigy hiding out on the roof, Charles moves from one neck-snapping tableau to the next, disrupting and being disrupted in the process. With no shoes, no money, a phone running low on battery and the stars aligned to keep him physically separated from his comfort zone, Charles discovers in The Outside Story we’ve all got issues and it never helps to keep them all locked up inside.
Love & Taxes is a riveting comic tale of seven years of tax avoidance. Following the possibly real-life exploits of Josh Kornbluth, an autobiographical monologist, Love & Taxes is a comedy that blends solo performance and scripted scenes to bring the subjective reality of the storyteller hilariously to life. Love & Taxes opened at Landmark Theaters and is available on-demand.
Remittance is the second narrative feature from the writer/director team, Patrick Daly and Joel Fendelman. Based upon an original script by Daly andFendelman, Remittance is a realistic portrayal of low-wage migrant workers in Singapore shot at real locations with a cast including actual domestic workers.
Remittance follows Marie, a foreign domestic worker from the Philippines as she struggles to cope with demanding employers, long hours of work, and separation from her family. Breaking from the conventional image of maids as labor, the story explores the transformations Marie goes through as a woman dealing with conflicting obligations and aspirations. At its heart, Remittance is a coming of age story about a woman trying to balance living for her family verse living for herself.
The Unseen by Lisa France: In a hidden southern Georgia town, nothing is quite what it seems. A small time hustler Harold (Gale Harold) has a few secrets. In his house, Harold locked up his blind brother Sammy (Phillip Bloch) for 20 years. Thats all about to change. Roy, (Steve Harris) their childhood friend, returns to this forgotten town. Roy confronts his own relationship fears and crosses all divides, exposing a secret only known to Harold, Roy and the dead. What the town discovers explodes their worlds. And Harold begins to unleash the demons that lie beneath the unseen.
GRFX takes us inside the hectic world of Dresher’s Publishing, an international, family-owned publisher of old-school paper & ink comics and graphic novels, that is fighting to stay relevant in the evolving digital world. When founder Grandpa Dresher passes, two grandsons with different ideals stand to assume control of the company — Cale, a shrewd businessman who wants to commercialize the steadily declining company, and the prodigal son, Paul who reluctantly returns to maintain its soul.