Showtime - Short Film Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A
4:00pm - 6:00pm, Sat, September 28
Shawn Antoine's award winning short film "Showtime" takes viewers into the unforgiving world of a New York City subway dancer.
Synopsis: Brothers, Darius and Hakeem, work hard to keep away from the crime-riddled streets of Harlem by dancing on New York City trains for money. One afternoon encounter interrupts their hustle when Darius is forced to choose between a life-changing opportunity or helping keep his brother Hakeem out of trouble.
Korstiaan "Kors Vandiver is a filmmaker and educator that hails from Atlanta where his apprenticeship with Spike Lee served as the spark for him to become an educator and filmmaker.
Nate Parker is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and musical performer who has appeared in Beyond the Lights, Red Tails, The Secret Life of Bees, The Great Debaters, and many more. Parker's directorial debut feature film, The Birth of a Nation, in which he also starred, made history at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the distribution rights for $17.5 million. Thus breaking the record for the highest selling Sundance Film Festival production.
Cinematographer: Emily "EJ" McCartney is an internationally- travelled, freelance Director of Photography. Her guiding principles are rooted in Nina Simone’s famous mantra: "An artist's duty is to reflect the times.” She prides herself in singular, cinematographic shots that paint vital moments of action.