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ABFF 2012 Preview: Short Film Selection "Busted On Brigham Lane"

Shadow and Act By Cynthia Reid | Shadow and Act May 20, 2012 at 5:24PM

After successfully raising money for her short Busted On Brigham Lane last year, filmmaker Talibah L. Newman's film is now a finalist in the American Black Film Festival's HBO short film competition.
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After successfully raising money for her short Busted On Brigham Lane last year, filmmaker Talibah L. Newman's film is now a finalist in the American Black Film Festival's HBO short film competition.

I posted last year about her desire to explore familial relationships with her work and her latest project does just that as a synopsis for the film states..."A young girl seeks to reconcile her relationship with her estranged father before her 18th birthday and discovers a world she could have never imagined."

The cast includes Susan Heyward along with Pernell Walker and Rob Morgan, co-stars of the award-winning drama Pariah.

Currently attending Columbia University‚Äôs MFA program for film directing, Newman (pictured below) has a number of projects in the works including a documentary titled Hair Once SacredThe film will chronicle the life work and activism of her mother, a natural hair care stylist in Dallas, Texas who was arrested for practicing the ancestral art of hair braiding.

For info on the ABFF, which takes place June 20-23 in Miami, go HERE.  You can learn more about Newman HERE and join the Busted On Brigham Lane Facebook page HERE.

Talibah L. Newman

This article is related to: ABFF, Talibah L. Newman, Busted On Brigham Lane


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