BLACK BOY JOY
Miles tries to get his son Selim ready for his wife’s funeral when he gets into a confrontation with his father Otis about the right way to raise his son. Selim’s favorite doll goes missing, sending him into a meltdown. It is only then when Otis and Miles come to terms with own grief about their loss.
Incredibly vulnerable performances. Martina Lee shows three generations of men coping with the complexity of love and what it means to be a man. This narrative isn’t one we normally see and it was a beautiful slice of life. — Becky M (Festival Director)
Drama, Family Friendly
Martina Lee is a director and filmmaker originally from Claymont, Delaware. In 2013, she spent a year in Singapore at New York University Tisch Asia. It was there where she found her passion for directing. She graduated from University of Southern California in 2018, where she was awarded the Annenberg Fellowship two years in a row. Her most recent short, Blueberry, features Evan Alex from Jordan Peele’s Us and screened at the LA Shorts International Film Festival and Blackstar Film Festival. She currently works as a production coordinator at White Horse Pictures while developing her own personal projects.
Director: Martina Lee
Executive Producers: Elizabeth Franco, Dea Vazquez, Francisco Velasquez
Producers: Nasir Kenneth Ferebee, Jhanvi Motla
Writer: Michelle Sam
Cinematographer: Morgan Cooper
Production Designer: Nina Caussa
Costume Designer: Beryl Brachman
Editer: Brandon D. Porter
Music: Ryn Jorgensen
Cast: Will Catlett, Evan Alex, Montae Russell
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