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Watch Trailer For Short Film 'Roubado' That Tells a "Story That You Don’t Often Get To See"

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act July 24, 2014 at 8:53AM

Watch the trailer for the intriguing new short film "Roubado," shot on location in Cannes, and deals with, according to the director, with an introverted Afro-Portuguese photographer growing up in the south of France
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Roubado

Here’s you first look at the trailer for the new short film "Roubado" (Portuguese for “stolen”), made by writer/director Erica Watson, which she says she made because of her “passion to tell stories of the black faces that you don't often get to see on the screen.”

Ms. Watson, a Detroit native who is a recent graduate of the MFA program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, says that she was inspired to make the film after a chance meeting with a young Afro-Portuguese photographer at Cannes, 3 years ago, where the film was shot (as well as in Los Angeles), and was entirely funded through a Kickstarter campaign, for which they raised considerably more than what was originally needed for the film.

Starring Darrell lake, Jean-Pierre Vertus, Mickaelle Bizet and Tiffany Tenille, the film deals with “an introverted Afro-Portuguese photographer growing up in the south of France. As he suffers his parents’ recent breakup, the only solace he can muster is his penchant for photography. When his mother’s new live in boyfriend crosses the line, Alain’s eyes are opened to the world, and he can no longer hide behind the viewfinder of his vintage camera."

Ms. Watson, in explaining her film, says that “the first time I traveled to Cannes at 20 years old, it really blew my mind to see people who looked like me, who had the same skin color as mine, but had completely different stories…Traveling  to Europe at a young age really opened my mind up to the world and it has had a definite influence on my creative palate."

And she further added that she made her film “because I wanted to explore the loss of innocence among young black men. I wanted to chronicle a moment in time when a child’s eyes are opened to the world and they are forced to make adult decisions.”

Watch the trailer below:


This article is related to: Erica Watson, Shorts


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