Damn Write Originals: Super Short Showcase
Damn Write Originals is a new media screenwriting label that coordinates production, branding, and marketing for signed, in-house talent. The writers are committed to creating stories with unique and under served perspective that elevate women and people of color.
Nakia Stephens and Damn Write Originals presents a bomb super short film showcase celebrating the halfway mark of the writing label’s 2018 journey to create one short film each month! Damn Write Originals spotlights June’s film “DETACHED” written and directed by Damn Writer Tim Orange II. It was followed by a question and answer cast and crew of the project. Friday, June 22, 2018 hosted beautiful people in support of creators at the AEl StartUp Factory in Lithonia, Ga.
When speaking with Nakia, I asked what inspired a short a month? Stephens states “simply put: Practice. I wanted to practice telling stories in a short amount of time. I gave myself the 10-minute stipulation because I think it’s harder to tell a story in 10 minutes because it forces you to trim the fat and ask yourself, “what am I trying to say?”
This concept is innovative and the kind of events black filmmakers and writers need to continue pushing to tell our narratives going forward. Stephens also says, “one short film a month was a personal challenge as well as a team challenge. It was an opportunity for us to sharpen our “creative tools.” We had to use our collective efforts and resources to figure out how we could get that done… but we figured it out, we are doing it and that’s something I’m extremely proud of.”
Damn Write Originals are trendsetting and taking over. Their energy, work, and bomb shorts, they are on their way to more awards and more success within the African American creative community.
Here’s a short entitled “Forced Entry”:
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