MOVIES

Check out these films that include our Collaborations acting cast!

FOGGY RELATIONS

Directed by Andre J Ray

Starring Paris A Jones & Ann Filippis this noir type romance centers around a veteran prostitute Tiffany Price (Filippis) and her old friend Roger Brooks (Jones). As the night unfolds we learn more about their complicated history and their foggy future. Covering themes of temporary love, moral ambiguity and cynicism Foggy Relations also serves as an allegory for the city of Detroit.

Andre Ray is an award winning Writer/Director from Detroit Michigan. After attending Watkins College of Art Design and Film in Nashville, he enrolled into The Motion Picture Institute of Michigan to begin a career in Metro Detroit. In addition to numerous music videos and commercials Andre has written and directed a number of short films including the award winning "3 The Hard Way". He served as assistant director on "The Inner Circle", the pilot episode an hour length premium network television drama.

HER TELLING HEART

Directed by Meissner

Starring: 
Heidi Meissner 
Grant Krause (Machine Gun Preacher)

Edgar Allan Poeʼs timeless chiller The Tell-Tale Heart gets a feminist perspective and a suspenseful new twist in this short film.

Award winning Director Eli Meissner, adds a socially conscious commentary to the famous story. This short film explores the possible psychological roots of the narrator’s “Madness.” The visually stunning tale unfolds layer by layer, through three dimensions of narrative.

When a young woman’s secret past resurfaces in the form of realistic
Nightmares, she begins to fear the evil vulture-eye of her watchful uncle. Our narrator is caught in a collision of reality and delusion.

Shot on location in upstate New York on the state-of-the-art RED ONE camera by award-winning director of Photography Patrick Elliot (Love Orchard). 

“Making a period film is a big, big deal. No matter how much you prepare, it’s easy to get the details wrong, and if you get the details wrong, people don’t believe it.”

THE DATE

Directed by Roderick D. Giles.

Writer Kelvin Z. Phillips

 

Two men wait in a posh restaurant. One is waiting for his blind date from a Christian dating service. The other is waiting for a prostitute. Take a guess as to what happens.

Starring Wendell Pierce (HBO’s Treme, The Wire; Brown Sugar, Waiting to Exhale) Garfield, Veronica Welch, Fidias Reyes, Duane C. Ferguson, Anthony J. Ricchiute

Official selection at the 2001 Urbanworld Film Festival, 2001 Pan African Film & Arts Festival, 2002 San Francisco Black Film Festival (3rd Place winner); licensed to HBO from 2001–2003; aired on BET-J in August 2006.

THE CYCLE

By Roy Clovis

 

 

Corinne is an eight year-old girl who enjoys spending summer afternoons playing in front of her family’s bookstore. But the tranquility of a beautiful day in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn unravels when a teenage boy steals her bike. Will the search for the bicycle unite this gentrifying community or ignite a conflict that will tear it apart?

 

 

Roy Clovis-

Fifteen years in the video, television, and film industry, Roy Clovis has proven himself a man of many talents. An experienced producer, director, and editor, Clovis’s ability to take a diverse range of film projects from start to successful finish is evidenced in a number of noteworthy accomplishments and accolades. The Cycle was selected as a finalist for the 2010 HBO Short Film Award. After winning a host of awards including BEST DRAMA in the Indie Producer Short Film Contest, and the SCREENWRITING AWARD at the 2010 Colorado Film Festival, The Cycle was licensed by HBO and Cinemax and will air periodically on both networks until 2013.

Roy also won the 2008 Allstate “Be Reel” Film Competition at the American Black Film Festival for his direction of a 90-second film, The Lucky Suit. In 2009, Clovis produced Pride and Perseverance: the Story of the Negro Leagues, a one-hour documentary that premiered on the MLB Network during its first month of operation. In 2006, Roy edited the independent film Sarbane’s Oxley, which won eight awards on the film festival circuit, including Best Feature and Best Editing at the 2007 Long Island International Film Festival.

TEE'D OFF

By Nicole Michaelis

 

A story about what it takes to survive your survival job.

In Tee’d OFF a struggling actor recaps what he had to endure to make it to an audition and finally reveals his own unique way of coping with rejection.

 


Nicole Michaelis Studied film at Yale University and NYU’s Tish School of the Arts.
Since finishing her MFA, Nicole has worked at the Warners Brothers Creative Lab, VBS
TV, MTV Networks and Ogilvy& Mather. In addition to working full time in video
production. Nicole is involved in too many writing/directing/ photographing to count.

GULLY

Directed by Roderick Giles

 

Choose right...'cause there's no turning back!

Tyson Beckford stars in this gripping psychological drama about a young thug who's confronted about his life choices by an unforgiving accuser.


 

 

Director/Producer - Roderick D. Giles

Roderick D. Giles began his career in film over twelve years ago as a production assistant on the film FX. His work in Television includes “Showtime at the Apollo, In the Mix, Video music Box, The Source Awards, The Best of the BBC” and four years at a Public Broadcast Station. While at PBS he received an Emmy nomination for his camera work. Giles currently teaches video production, directing and documentary filmmaking for Bronxnet at Lehman College in New York City, besides developing projects for his production company Clarendon Entertainment Inc.

KITTY BAINBRIDGE IS DEAD

Directed by Joyia D. Bradley

 

Kitty Bainbridge is Dead! As two reporters are led down a trail of lies, they stumble onto the truth that will leave you shocked. Set in the 40's, two feuding reporters trying desperately to save their jobs have one chance to scoop the story of an heiress found lifeless in a bathtub and her colored maid that is accused of the deed. As the most unlikely characters come to the maid's defense, things are not as they would seem and everything is not as it should be. Determined to not be outwitted, the reporters team up together to discover that they have been a part of the story all along and now have a role to play to keep up the charades. A tale of love, mystery, sexual boundaries, race and gender confront the reporters in their search for the truth and answers the age old question, What would you do for love?

 

Joyia D. Bradley-

Directs for both the stage and screen. Her short films have competed in festivals here and abroad. Recently, she staged a reading of a new version of Robin Rice Lichtig’s “Gently Down The Stream” that originally opened to rave reviews at Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Articulate Theatre Company. Currently, she is gearing up for a staged reading of a new play, “Water’s Edge”;  the short play festival at New Perspectives Theatre; and a film slated for film festivals in 2015. She thanks her partner and daughter for their support in making all the dreams come true. www.Ebfilmproductions.com

IN A MOMENT

Directed by Quacy Rose

 

What do you say when you’re faced with love? Jade and Craig meet up at the bus stop and have so much to say but the right words won’t come to play

 

 

Quacy Rose-

 

Born in Jamaica, Quacy moved to the United States when he was 14 years old.

During high school he took his first production class, He has work on his first short film, The Engagement Party in 2006. Since then he has gone on to produce, write, and directed such films Walking Maris’ Way, Recoil and In A Moment. “I have always telling stories as a kid, and directing films the best way for me to tell my stories”.

3 THE HARD WAY

Directed by Andre Ray

Three screw up cops at the bottom of the barrel gets their hands on a case straight from the top. They set off on a chase in search of drugs, a veteran drug dealer and their elusive respect.

 

Writer/Director -

Andre Ray is a young up and coming Writer/Director who at age 19 already has 5 years’ experience writing feature films. After graduating high school he attended Watkins College of Art Design and Film a school accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). After one year in 2011 he enrolled into "The Motion Picture Institute" where his directing career began. Short films include "Road”, “Foggy Relations" and "3 The Hard Way". Andre is also a Writer/Director for TagStone Media where he writes and directs numerous commercial and personal videos for businesses, artists, and families alike. His long term goal is the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

DUMPLING

Directed by Wesley Du

 

An ex-boxer desperate to connect with his only son gives him a gift

On his 21st birthday that will change their lives forever.

 

Wesley Du

Wesley Du is an award winning director that hails from Richmond, Virginia and is a proud graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Wesley has had plays read or produced at the Pan Asian Repertory Theater Company (NYC), Second Generation Theater Company (NYC), Theater Mu (Minneapolis), San Francisco Asian Theater Company, Lodestone Theater Company (L.A.), Thumping Claw (L.A.) and The East West Players (L.A.) He worked as a second assistant to Shaun Redick at the Collective. His first short film, IF I WAS LIKE YOU, was screened at the DC Asian Film Festival.

FORSAKE ME NOT

A short film by Miks Ozolins.
 

Starring:

Kylie Rogers, Anna Lea Stewart, Greg Eagles

Forsake Me Not is a short psychological drama about sisters Roxy & Maya who fight to remain safe while Roxy does what's in her power to protect her sibling and reunite with parents.