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SHORT SHOT - Evangeleo

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Figured I'd start taking a closer look at short films by black filmmakers, since worthwhile features are severely lacking!


I've highlighted a few already - most recently Hug, by Khary Jones, which was a Sundance 2009 selection, and will also be at South By Southwest this month.

I just watched an atmospheric 20-minute horror short called Evangeleo by Brandon Harris.

Brandon is a Brooklyn neighbor of mine, and writes for several outlets, notably Filmmaker magazine, Spout Blog, and Hammer To Nail, amongst others. He's also one of the other bloggers featured in a documentary that I was also in - Indie Film Blogger Road Trip, by Sujewa Ekanayake. Riding the bus on my way home this evening, I ran into Brandon, and, amongst other things, asked him where I could see his short film (something I'd been asking him since we first met last summer). And he let me know that the entire film was available for screening on its IMDB page. Once I got home, I got on my laptop, headed for IMDB.com and checked it out. And you could do the same.


By the way, during the film's shoot, the male lead, Irungu Mutu, lived a floor above me in my apartment building. And his sister, an artist with growing fame, Wangechi Mutu, is my landlord.

So, it feels like a family affair :o)

Here's a direct link to Evangeleo, a horror film, which Brandon states was inspired by Bill Gunn's 1973 classic Ganja & Hess, a film I've mentioned previously on this blog.

WARNING - it's not for the squeamish.

I would embed it here, but IMDB foolishly doesn't allow for that, so here ya go:
EVANGELEO

2 comments:

  1. must love movies said...
     

    this is a nice thing for imdb.

    as for the short can't say i liked it. i did like that it was different.

  2. Anonymous said...
     

    Whoa! Different is an understatement.
    Why hasn't anyone ever done a short film festival for black filmmakers? Or have they? Please correct me if I'm wrong. If Brandon Harris is any indication, there are some really interesting stories being told that many of us are unaware of. What a shame.

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