Privilege is a short film that reflects on the epidemic of police brutality in communities of people of color. The audience witnesses the effects of such an encounter when it strikes an affluent African American family who, despite their accomplishments and achievements, realize they can still fall victim to the violent world which they thought they were far removed from.
Thirteen-year-old Imani Cortes is a gifted photographer longing to experience her first kiss. She has a crush on a quiet artist, Junito, with whom she has a natural connection, but she also faces an enormous challenge: she is slowly losing her sight to retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye disease. Will Imani let her disease stop her or be the path to independence?
Director/Writer: Sonia Malfa
Producer: Brian David Cange, Sophia Leang
Co-Producer: Xavier De Nauw, Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez
Editor: Alexandra Debricon
Trailer Editor: Rahum Brown
Close Your Eyes (Trailer)
Prime Latino Media Salon - Latino Narrative Filmmakers
Reverie is a feature-length comedy about Paul, an awkward young man who has just converted the spare bedroom of his New York apartment into a B&B. As his first guest he welcomes Serena, an aspiring actress/singer hoping to “make it” in the big city. Through their daily struggles and dreams, they find an unlikely solace in the moments that they share. As their connection develops and Serena continues to face professional rejection, they must confront her potential return to France.
Director/Writer/Editor: Geoff Shelton
Producer: Sophia Leang
reverie - Feature Film Trailer
In the Works: Star-Studded "Idiot Brother", "NYC B&B".....
Young Adult Borough Centers (YABCs) are evening academic programs designed for high school students who are behind in credit, considering dropping out, or because of adult responsibilities in the daytime. Watch this video from three students' perspectives of the YABC experience.