Black People Are Dangerous

New York City, New York | Film Short

Comedy, Thriller

Donaldo Prescod

1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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While many of us while have good intentions and try not to profile, it’s important to consider the ways in which we project ideas onto other people. A hitchhiker wonders if she’s just being prejudice, or if the black guy at the wheel is the cannibal mass murderer the police are looking for.

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Mission Statement

Black People Are Dangerous increases representation regarding race and gender. Between the cast and crew we have African American, Puerto Rico, and Native American representing. Also, the crew is eighty percent women. The story is a social thriller dealing with racial assumptions.

The Story

A comedic thriller that unabashedly explores the odd byroads and backwaters of the American landscape as a hitchhiker wonders if she’s just being racist, or if the black guy at the wheel really is the cannibalistic mass murderer the police are looking for.

BPAD first premiered in Rule of 7x7, a bi-monthly short play festival, and it later returned in the Best Of series a few months after. It was well received by audiences and critics alike, and considered to be a "hilarious racial commentary" that provided a "charged discussion."


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Car rig and tow dolly

Costs $1,300

A tow dolly is needed to free the actor from actually driving so they can focus on the acting.

Lighting Package

Costs $500

We need to set the mood with an eerie feel and light the car on the road at night.


Costs $1,000

The funds will go towards the camera and lighting department. The backbone to every movie is the film crew.


Costs $400

Once filming wraps our editor will be hard at work.

Festival Fees

Costs $200

We plan on submitting to prominent festivals worldwide.

Craft Services Food

Costs $150

Even though a one day shoot everybody's got to eat and fuel up.

Boom Operator

Costs $300

Someone has to operate that boom and capture the sweet words uttered by the actors.


Costs $500

Frank and Izzy are the lovely talents in front of the camera bringing this story to life.

Production Insurance

Costs $500

All projects hope for the best, but you still need coverage just in case.


Costs $150

The great Ali Douglass is going to lend her illustration skills to design posters for the film.

Cash Pledge

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About This Team

Donaldo Prescod: Actor, writer, and award winning filmmaker from Boston, Mass. After receiving his BA in Cinema at SFSU he moved to New York to earn an MA in Acting at The New School for Drama.  As an actor Donaldo has appeared in: Angels in America, Lend Me a Tenor, The New York premiere of The Recommendation (Craig Noel Award, Best New Play, 2014 Ovation Best Play) by Jonathan Caren, The Wundelsteipen by Nick Jones, True Bible Tales by Rob Asksins, Patrick’s Story and The End: When God Gave Up by Golden Globe winner Kyle Bradstreet, Richard III, Burn This, and Dylan directed by Liz Carlson, and The Feast by Cory Finley, directed by Courtney Ulrich.

As a writer Donaldo has written numerous plays for the late night episodic #serials@theflea including The 1’s and 2’s, now a full length which had its NY premiere at The Tank, and 2014 semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill center’s National Playwright Conference. His film Black People Are Dangerous won the Honorable Mention Award at the 10th Annual Bushwick Film Festival.

Frank Harts (Earl): is a writer/actor/producer based in New York City. His new work about Jazz legend Charles Mingus was recently commissioned by the New Neighborhood company for development on stage and film As actor, he made his Broadway debut as George Murchison in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun. Select Films include: Paterson (dir. Jim Jarmusch), Experimenter (dir. Michael Almereyda), and The Family Fang (dir. Jason Bateman). Select Guest-Star Television credits include: Showtime's Billions, HBO's The Leftovers, Emmy-nominated Master of None on Netflix, Blue Bloods, and currently, Elementary for CBS . Frank received his BFA in Acting from Juilliard where he was awarded the Raul Julia Prize for

Lio Mehiel (Carla): (fka Isabella Mehiel) is a gender-queer, Puerto rican actor, filmmaker, and experience designer based in Queens, New York. Lio Mehiel graduated from Northwestern University.
They employ techniques of surreal cinema and movement-based performance to create immersive, celebratory and unflinchingly intimate works that explore how technology and the digital marketplace influence identity formation and queerness. 
Lio has performed on Broadway alongside Oscar-winner Hillary Swank, Emmy-winner, Margo Martindale, and their individual work has also been seen in shows at the Tribeca Interactive Festival, the Future of Storytelling, La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, ANT Fest NYC, Dixon Place, and many others. 
In 2014, Lio founded the Voyeur Theatre Collective, and was the creator of the company’s first performance event, ENTRAINMENT, which debuted in Chicago in 2015, and travelled to the Georgetown Theatre Festival in Malaysia this past summer.

Joanna Bowzer (Producer): A producer, director and writer with projects in film, theater and the Web. Her films have won awards at over a dozen festivals, and have been shown at over 30, including: Palm Springs International Film Festival, Catalina International Film Festival, New York City International Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival and New York Shorts Fest. Additionally, her film “Imagine I’m Beautiful” won the Rising Star Award at the Canadian International Film Festival and Best Feature at both Arizona International Film Festival and Cape Fear International Film Festival.

In addition to her work on the above, Joanna also has over a decade of experience working with Internet start-ups in premium digital media business development and marketing. Follow her on Twitter: @joannabowzer.

Daniela Hart (Editor): After spending 3 years freelancing while casting and producing video content for a gaming company in Manhattan, Daniela is a now a director, sound designer, composer, and editor with her company UptownWorksNYC. Co-founded in 2015 with Mandie Black, Uptownworks has produced the reading series Liberated One-Acts, the short film All That Remained, and a documentary promo The HMC Project. The company also directed/choreographed The Parlour at Soho Rep Walker Space and the devised piece Visions of Lilith for the Artist's Sandbox at TheatreLab.

Recent sound design credits include #MakeitFairProject, Usual Girls (Coumbia Stages at Signature Theatre), Visions of Lilith (ASB at TheatreLab), Train Tea Society (Flowers TC Australia), The Parlour (Soho Rep Walker Space), References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Harvard Radcliffe), Romeo & Juliet (Vermont Shakespeare), Destination: Oasis (Columbia University), Trapper (Shelter NYC),  i wrote on ur wall and now i regret it (Wild Project), Aokigahara/dontlookforme (Yangtze Repertory), Chatting with the Tea Party (Robert Moss Theater), Money Lab: The Ultimate Stimulus (HERE Arts).

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