Project: Short Film

Title: Black Theory

Role: Director, Writer


VOFF Film Fest

Black Theory finished #19 among the 10,000+ participants at the 4th Viewster Online Film Festival. My team and I are very happy with the production that became of that fall day in Denver. We filmed a story about racism in the media. Our goal was to respectfully exploit the issues we see on common mediums that people watch day in and day out.

Viewster has now offered a licensing deal to keep Black Theory on their platform and film library.


Plot Summary:

With the recent rise in police shootings and protest incidents, many of the media have been taking their stand from an editorial perspective. I took my stand from a little different perspective, a short film.

Malik gets a little lost in his own head as he watches some thought provoking news segments. In the end he has trouble deciphering what he’s hearing and what he’s actually thinking.

I wanted to release a film project that takes an interesting spin on the recent Ferguson uproar and other racism in the media. Black Theory II was filmed just a year later (October 2015) and encompasses a much larger range as far as location, dialogue, and cast.