DECEMBER 

As a kid, I felt an immense amount of guilt and pressure to be someone I’m not and often tried to bury that person by any means necessary. I felt the only way to be "normal" was to smother every ounce of queer inside me and assimilate into the southern culture around me.

When I was 9, my father took me hunting. I killed a small deer that stood terrified in front of us because I felt I had no other choice. I thought going into the woods with my father would cure me, but instead, it became one of the worst, most vivid memories of my life.

I hope LGBTQ+ youth will soon grow up with the freedom to be unapologetically themselves - that they will grow up without shame or guilt in their identity. Queer artists continuing to share their stories is an essential part of making this a reality.

mae

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION 

FILM FESTIVALS​

 

Official Selection: 

DUMBO Film Festival, NOVEMBER

IRIS PRIZE LGBT+ Film Festival, OCTOBER

SCAD Savannah Film Festival, NOVEMBER

DMOFF, JUNE

Shorts Out! Brighton FilmPride LGBTQ+ Short Film Festival, OCTOBER

Film Shortage, OCTOBER

Outfest Fusion, OCTOBER

Massimadi Film Festival, OCTOBER

Transforming Cinema Film Festival, OCTOBER

SCAD Savannah Film Festival, OCTOBER

 Bushwick Film Festival, OCTOBER

Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival, OCTOBER

Outfest Los Angeles, OCTOBER

TELEVISION

Screening on Shorts Out! Program, Latest Brighton Local Television, October, 2019-2020

Streaming on Afrobyt, the first Nigerian subscription-based streaming platform, October, 2019-present

ACCOLADES​

Best Short Narrative, November, DUMBO Film Festival

Semi-finalist for best direction, Los Angeles CineFest, June,

Red Dot: Communication Design, November

Finalist, USA Film Festival's 41st Annual International Short Film & Video Competition, November

Red Dot: Communication Design, Weird


Student Gold ADDY® Award, AAF District 7, Weird


Student Gold ADDY® Award, Augusta AAF, Weird


NATAS Southeast Student Production Award - Commercial, Weird


2018 Gold SCADDY Award - Film Category, Weird