Psychological Thriller Filmed in Little Haiti Set to Premiere at ABFF

MIAMI BEACH – June 14th at 12 pm, simply in time for Pleasure and Caribbean American Heritage Month, the horror movie “Jagged Thoughts,” Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Shannon Woodward star in a queer psychological thriller, directed by Kelley Kali, from twentieth Digital Studio and Hulu Originals will world premiere on the American Black Movie Competition in Miami Seashore. The competition runs from June 14 to June 18. The movie will debut solely on Hulu on June 15 and on Disney+ (through Star) internationally at a later date.

Kali’s objective is to be referred to as a director and content material creator who addresses points inside typically marginalized communities by utilizing the artwork of filmmaking to create dialogue and motion towards optimistic change.  Reserve your passes for ABFF right here, earlier than it’s bought.

Expertise the Jagged Thoughts trailer now on YouTube

Directed by Kelley Kali (“I’m Positive (Thanks for Asking)”), “Jagged Thoughts” is a few lady tormented by blackouts and unusual visions that lead her to find she’s caught in a sequence of time loops, probably associated to her mysterious new girlfriend. Richardson-Sellers (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Originals”) stars as “Billie,” alongside Woodward (“Westworld,” “Elevating Hope”) as her girlfriend “Alex”.

In keeping with “Kali was tapped to direct this characteristic based mostly off the brief movie “First Date,” which was included within the first season of twentieth Digital Studio’s “Chew Measurement Halloween.” The characteristic, now titled “Jagged Thoughts,” is written by Allyson Morgan (“Sitting”). “Jagged Thoughts” is a part of the studio’s present slate of horror options for Hulu, together with “Grimcutty,” “Matriarch,” “Clock,” and the upcoming “Appendage” and “The Mill.” “Jagged Thoughts” was developed by twentieth Digital Studio with David Worthen Brooks, Arbi Pedrossian, and Jenna Cavelle as govt producers. Manufacturing companies had been carried out by the movie’s producer Daniela Ruiz by way of her firm, Palabra Productions. Kelley Kali and Congyu E additionally function producers.”

Kali is an LA native, Howard College & USC Faculty of Cinematic Arts Alumna, and has directed, written, and produced award-winning movies in Belize, Haiti, China, and domestically within the USA. Proper out of Howard, Kali acquired the chance to work at Nationwide Geographic Tv and Movie, the place she gained TV expertise that led her to change into the one lady chosen to direct the primary Creole dramatic TV sequence within the nation of Belize, NOH MATTA WAT. She later received the Paul Robeson Award for her work. Most just lately, she was chosen as a recipient of the 2021 Academy Gold Fellowship for Ladies in directing.  She was then chosen to work with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s New Type to develop her net sequence, THE DISCOVERY OF DIT DODSONwhich went on to compete in top-tier festivals throughout the nation.

Filmmaker Yanatha Desouvre

Critically acclaimed and award-winning Haitian-American Miami filmmaker (Screenwriter, Producer”) Yanatha Desouvre, (The Sweetest Woman) whose newest script, Fragmented Scars, in response to the Blacklist is been in comparison with Oscar winners, Moonlight, If Beale Streets Might Speak.

Emmy Winner Dopesick says, “Kali, successful the Pupil Academy Award (Oscar) for LALO’s HOUSE, (which starred Garcelle Beauvais) tells us that her visionary eye as a Director and Content material Creator is impactful, refreshing and wanted, to spark an simple motion in telling untold tales of marginalized communities in 2023 and past.” Desouvre continues, “We’d be honored to collaborate with Ms. Kali on a future undertaking.”

In 2018, Kali wrote, directed, and produced LALO’S HOUSE, which went on to win the forty fifth Annual Pupil Academy Award and was in consideration for the 91st Annual Academy Awards. Kelley additionally received the Administrators Guild of America Pupil Filmmaker Award, the KCET Positive Reduce Award, Shadow & Act’s “Rising Award,” the Programmers’ Award on the Oscar-qualifying Pan African Movie Competition, the Jury Award on the “Range in Cannes Showcase” sponsored by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions, and several other others previously few years.

Her work has been featured on the American Black Movie Competition as one of many prime Rising Administrators and on the prestigious Telluride Movie Competition.   She directed, produced, and starred within the unique characteristic movie, I’M FINE (THANKS FOR ASKING), which was an early choose for narrative competitors on the 2021 SXSW Movie Competition. It went on to win a Particular Jury Recognition for Multi-Hyphenate Storyteller (an award they created for her). It bought to and is at the moment streaming on BET+ and BET Her in addition to Showtime. It bought to HBO Europe and at the moment is theatrically launched within the UK and Eire.

Kali just lately completed directing the characteristic movie JAGGED MIND (20th Digital Studio) which could have its world premiere June 14th at ABFF 2023 earlier than its official run begins on HULU the next day (June 15) and KEMBA, based mostly on true occasions, for MPI and BET Authentic airing later this yr.

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American Black Movie Competition

The American Black Movie Competition (ABFF) is an annual occasion devoted to recognizing Black expertise and showcasing high quality movie and tv content material by and about folks of African descent. Devoted to the assumption that numerous artists deserve the identical alternatives as their mainstream counterparts, ABFF founder Jeff Friday conceived the competition in 1997 as a automobile to strengthen the Black leisure neighborhood by fostering useful resource sharing, training, and inventive collaboration. Now in its twenty seventh yr, the competition has change into a cornerstone of variety in Hollywood, offering a platform for rising Black artists – a lot of whom have change into at the moment’s most profitable actors, producers, writers, administrators, and stand-up comedians. The ABFF is a property of ABFF Ventures LLC, an leisure firm specializing within the manufacturing of reside occasions that promote Black tradition and achievement.


Originally posted 2023-06-01 23:21:35.