Los Angeles, California | Film Short


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Alex and her friend Charlotte are inseparable. When Charlotte wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along and develops feelings she doesn't understand.

About The Project

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The Story

The first draft of Charlotte was written 3 years ago.  After over a year of auditioning we've finally locked our cast.  I'm so passionate about this story and setting the film in my hometown, Baltimore.  As an African American woman, it's important for me to not only give unheard characters a voice but also to tell stories that provoke dialogue. 


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Costs $1,590

To keep our hardworking cast & crew energized and hydrated.


Costs $5,000

To fly our cast and key crew to Baltimore for our 3-day film shoot.

Hotel Room

Costs $3,150

8 trips traveling and sleeping 3 cast members, 2 parents, Producer, DP, Director and her Grandma.

Key Scenic

Costs $1,000

Our setting plays a major role in the film. Production design must be just right.


Costs $260

Gas to get around Baltimore while filming.

About This Team

Angel Kristi Williams — Director/Writer

Originally from Baltimore Maryland, Angel received her BA in Visual Art (Photography & Film) from the University of Maryland.  Her work has been exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art and AMC Theatres.  After graduation she worked in television as a Marketing Post Production Coordinator for Discovery Communications before being awarded the Lumiere Scholarship to attend Columbia College Chicago as an MFA candidate in Cinema Directing.  Her short film The Christmas Tree has screened at numerous festivals both domestically and internationally.  In addition to filmmaking Angel also has a passion for teaching and has taught film production at the high school and undergraduate levels.  Angel's films consistently explore the human condition, transposing stories onscreen through an African American female lens.  Most recently she was accepted as 1 of 30 filmmakers into Film Independent's Project Involve as a Directing Fellow.


Mel Jones — Producer

Mel Jones is a passionate independent content producer and storyteller.  Mel entered the world of non-fiction television, working full time at Discovery Communications. As her interest in narrative filmmaking grew she applied to the American Film Institute (AFI) and was awarded the highly coveted Hewlett Packard Scholarship to attend. Shortly after earning her MFA in Producing, Mel gained employment at Participant Media, a major American production company committed to social entrepreneurship and responsibility through film. Always hungry for opportunities and further development, while employed, she applied and was accepted into Film Independent’s Project Involve fellowship as a Producer. As a fellow, she began a mentorship with award winning independent Film Producer and Former Studio Executive Stephanie Allain, who later hired Mel to work alongside her at her production company Homegrown Films. Mel’s works have been exhibited on PBS, UK Channel 4, and the US festival circuit.


Michelle Lawler — Director of Photography

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Michelle is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer / director who has worked in film and television since 1999. In 2009, she directed a feature documentary called FOREVER’S GONNA START TONIGHT, which received a Frameline completion grant and has won several Audience Awards including at Outfest Los Angeles 2009. Michelle has shot several short films and recently completed two feature films including WILDNESS (2012) directed by Wu Tsang and BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (2013) starring and directed by Brea Grant. Lawler received a BFA in cinema from San Francisco State University and an MFA in Cinematography at the American Film Institute (AFI).

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