Category Archives: short film

SHORT FILM: /sTelth/: & Late Bloomer Pilot

sTelth is a coming of age film about a young woman who is running from herself. The film depicts a fictitious story about a 20 something Erin whose beauty will captivate the audience. Erin uses her “looks” as a tool to get herself out of sticky situations, but some how she always lands into a sticky situation. The story includes her lovers, her secrets, her mysterious ways and her fear. stealth was made to showcase people of color in the LGBTQ community and this film has every letter from the acronym. This film was also made to emphasize the importance of being honest to ourselves, our partners, and our families. It encourages us to not be afraid and to be who we (you) truly are.

Writer: Mina

Late Bloomer

Late Bloomer is a dramedy series from Lady Luck Films. The series follows main character Kizzy who is just a hot mess, she means well, but can’t quite get her shit together. Kizzy is approaching 30 and still is incapable of keeping successful relationships, holding down a steady job, handling responsibilities. It seems like her life is falling apart after being dumped by her girlfriend, abandoned by her father and phased out by her best friend. Even in the midst of all of her chaos, she still continues to sing the loudest, party the hardest and remains resilient as hell! We all develop differently, some just later than others…

Film: Infamous T (Life of a homeless black gay man)

The Infamous T examines an intimate year in the life of Jonathon, a young gay man finding himself while living at the intersection of queer and black identities and struggling with a lifetime of homelessness. As he struggles to balance his family of origin and family of choice, stay in school, and be his most authentic self, Jonathon discovers that home is more than four walls, and friendship can transform us. Director Melissa Koch’s award winning film deftly examines the complexities of race, class, and the power of love of all kinds.

#ShortSeries: #TheBlackLesbianHandbook #USA *4oD

The second series Channel 4’s “The Black Lesbian Handbook” was shot during this years Atlanta Black Gay Pride. Consisting of 6 episodes, this series visits the no holds barred US LGBT scene and covers the following topics.

TBLH

1. Pulling (vb.): attracting a person you desire

2. Celesbian (n.): lesbian famous in the LGBT community

3. Hersband (n.): woman who adopts the masculine role in a lesbian marriage

4. Pride (n.): sense of your own dignity and value

5. Transgender (adj.): gender identity differs from that assigned at birth

6. White Piece (n.): white partner of a black lesbian

Check out the complete series via the following link – www.channel4.com/programmes/the-black-lesbian-handbook

Our resident presenter/Host and Special events Co-Ordinator Nims featured in the series and gave us the lowdown on her experience. Read our aftermath interview with her below.

Q1 – So the handbook looked like a lot of fun, was filming at Atlanta Pride what you expected or were there any suprises?

Nims – Fun doesn’t even come close to describing my Atlanta Black Pride experience. Let’s say I felt like one of the lucky golden ticket holders from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 😂😂 Now this was not my first time in the US but it was surprising to see how receptive they were to having a film crew filming them. Seems as if once again our American brothers and sisters are just that little bit more liberal than us and don’t mind being on camera. Also I take my hats off to the US femmes….jheeze. Now we all know Nims loves her a stud, but the femmes really dressed to impress. It was a beautiful sight I tell ya.

Q2 – If you could have brought one aspect of your trip back home with you, what would it be?

Nims – Now this one is hard. There’s so much I would bring back over here, narrowing it down to 3 is the best I can do!
1: Their openness
2: Their success (there were a lot of successful lesbians who own their own businesses)
3:  Big BOOTY strippers 🙈❤ (I kid you not…. I don’t know what they are eating).

Q3 – What parts of ATL would you recommend to a first time visitor wanting to explore the scene?

Nims – For a first timer in Atlanta, for Pride I’d say don’t limit yourself to just LGBT events. Venture out maybe check out “Six Flags” amusement park, and definitely go to “Hooters“. Oh Hooters. There are plenty of comedy clubs to check out such as “Kia Comedy” which hosts a weekly comedy set. Clubs like “Phaze One” that offer open mic sets for up and coming artists. Our very own Deanz was one of the performers there during Pride.

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Q4 – Has your trip changed your point of view on any of the ‘usual’ rules that apply on the UK LGBT scene?

Nims – Oh most definitely. We as a community need to let go and be free and come together as one. Drop the labels and the judgment. Studs on studs, femmes and femmes, are we not all lesbians? And shout out to all my trans brothers and sisters..

Q5 – Describe your ATL experience in 3 words.

Nims – TAKE ME BACK!