Congo Cabaret is an Award-Winning 2018 short film adapted from the Harlem Renaissance novel, “Home to Harlem.” Because the author, Claude McKay was gay, he included scenes illustrating the remarkable semi-visible SGL presence of the Renaissance. Directed by Deondray Gossfield and Quincy LeNear Gossfield, this musical short features electrifying performances by Parisa Fitz-Henley (Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance), Kevin Daniels (Modern Family), Russell Richardson (Tigerland), Nic Few (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Karen Obilum (Games People Play), and Darryl Stephens (Noah’s Arc). It has won numerous awards and been featured at various festivals around the world including, SF Black Film Festival, Outfest & Harlem International Film Festival. Please make a pledge for the finishing costs of Smoke, Lilies, Jade – https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/smo… “Smoke, Lilies and Jade” is a narrative short Directed by The Gossfield and based on Richard Bruce Nugent’s ground-breaking 1927 prose poem. One of the first positive depictions of same-sex desire in American letters, our visually rich adaptation of Nugent’s story celebrates the untold history of the SGL/Trans Harlem Renaissance. Narrated by Billy Porter (Pose), starring Xavier Avila (All Rise) and Ernesto Reyes (American Gods), and featuring Alexandra Grey (Empire).
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.
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…