synopsis

A literate, escaped slave masquerading as a free man in pre-Civil War Massachusetts experiences nightmares of a future America that resembles the struggles of his own time. Ultimately, he realizes the horrors of slavery and racial inequalities will continue if he remains complicit. He's left with one choice, join the abolition movement or risk his freedom. Awards: Directorial Discovery Award, St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase 2020; Best Showcase Film, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Experimental Film, American Black Film Festival 2020; Storytelling Award, The Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival 2020

cast

Ayinde Howell, Michell Mitchenor, Patrick Cage, Joshua Clay Hooks, Eric Whitten, Michael Cirelli, Brian K. Landis

directed by

Jon Alston

director's bio

Jon Alston, an award-winning filmmaker, retired in 2011 from a 5-year career in the NFL. A graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Film and Media studies, Jon enrolled at the School of Cinematic Arts at USC to pursue an MFA in Film and Television Production.

screenwriter

Ayinde Howell, Jon Alston

producer

B. Quinn Curry, Ayinde Howell, Jon Alston

runtime

18 minutes

country

US

category

Short Narrative

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