"UNAPOLOGETIC" Short Film

New York City, New York | Film Short

Drama, Teen

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1 Campaigns | New Jersey, United States

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After a cruel prom prank, the main character, Phoebe, contemplates suicide and dreams of being light-skinned, before finding an unlikely source of hope: a Black little girl who’s literally friends with her own self-hatred.

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Mission Statement

The film explores a Black girl's self-love journey, with the intent to present more perspectives on the Black experience, to build community and empower Black women to walk boldly in their skin. It features an all-women cast and an all-Black production crew.

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Producer & Assistant Director

Costs $2,125

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Crew

Costs $7,190

DP AC/Grip Script Supervisor Gaffer Audio Engineer Hair/Make-up PAs

Cast

Costs $1,790

Our incredible talented cast of young Black women

Post Crew

Costs $845

Editor Audio Colorist

Locations

Costs $2,000

Filming around NYC & Brooklyn area - renting/permit fees

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Costs $1,050

Food for week-long, all-day shoots

About This Team

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! I was introduced to my producer, Ronelle Thomas, through a friend of a friend, where we instantly bonded over the film's subject matter. I've been overwhelmed by Ronelle's passion and dedication to the project. I simply cannot thank her enough! 

 

More about Ronelle: 

Ronelle Thomas is an experienced Film Producer and trained Actress. She has worked as a freelance media professional for over 10 years. Her experience in Media Production cover areas of Reality TV, Documentaries and Digital Content. This is Ronelle’s first time producing a short film. With years of TV production experience and a knack for directing, she is overjoyed for this exciting opportunity.“I love being able to choose the type of projects I get to work on. It is one thing to be ahardworking professional, however when you’re matched with a project that hits close to homeand creates a personal passion, ahh it becomes a whole new ball game.”

Ronelle recently wrapped up Season 1 of the hit Web Series Pillow Talk by the Emmy-Nominated Creators of Tough Love. She secured a supporting role in the Amazon Prime Comedic Short, Death of an Umbrella Salesman by Steve Herold. The film placed in over 12 film festivals worldwide and took home 2 wins in 2019. Prior to that, she wrapped up a Dramedy Short also by Steve Herold, entitled Waimea which is set to release this Spring (2020).Coming up, Ronelle will be the lead in a Dramatic Short early this Summer. She will also bedirecting and producing her first documentary. Stay tuned, THIS WOMAN IS ON A JOURNEY!Ronelle has been a student of the legendary Susan Batson for the last 5 years. Shealso continues to train at HB Studio with Carol Rosenfield, Lisa Pelikan and at T. Schreiber Studio with Peter Jensen.Ronelle resides in Brooklyn, NY where she enjoys training in Muay Thai and Swimming.

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