Principal photography on Ka'ramuu Kush's short film And Then..., winner of the 3rd Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker Challenge, wrapped in April, in Los Angeles, and the completed film will debut shortly; however, to whet your appetite for what's to come, here's your first good look at the film via its first trailer.
To recap, And Then... is...
... a "coming of womanhood" story that deals with one woman's confrontation of issues surrounding body image, communication, and the psychology of sex. The film is about the discovery of feminine power and the healing that follows.
It was co-written by Ka'ramuu and the inimitable Aisha Hinds (Detroit 187, Hawthorne, Assault On Precint 13), stars Diandra Lyle, Vanessa Williams (Soul Food) and Ka'ramuu himself, and, by the way, with a score from none other than Me'Shell Ndegeocello.
Congrats to the cast and crew as the last leg of the production journey comes to a close; I'm looking forward to seeing the full film.
And for those who've been asking when the next S&A Films Black Filmmaker Challenge will happen, likely not until the fall; we want to see the last 2 through distribution/exhibition first; so stay tuned.
For those just joining us, in short, the S&A Films Black Filmmaker Challenge is a contest in which S&A Films funds a short film by a black filmmaker, based on a script selected from eligible entries. There've been 3 of them thus far (Nikyatu Jusu's Black Swan Theory, Rod Gailes' Soft Focus, and Ka'ramuu Kush's And Then...), with the long-term goal being to eventually start funding feature films.
Watch the trailer for And Then... below: