From The Director:
Sometimes what the road takes, can’t be reclaimed.
A 12-year-old girl strives to rekindle her parent’s dwindling romance at her desert town’s annual carnival, and learns painful lessons about love in the process. Adapted from Nijla Mu’min’s short story, “The Carnival,” this bittersweet family drama looks at dream and reality in the mind of a developing girl who waits for her truck-driving father to come home.
Filmed on-location in the Lake Los Angeles desert.
Starring Aramé Scott, Crystal Cotton, Ka’ramuu Kush, Kobie Dozier, and Mayumi Rhone.
Writer/Director: Nijla Mu’min
Director of Photography: Hans Charles
Second Unit Cinematography: Anayo Amuzie
Production Design: Nandi Dill-Jordan
Costume/Wardrobe: Beth Gibbs
Assistant Director: Yanique Sappleton
Production Manager: Avril Z. Speaks
Blackstar Film Festival
Urbanworld Film Festival
Afrikana Independent Film Festival
More to come!
I’m looking forward to seeing this story be told in a visual form. Tweet Nijla and let her know what you think, like the production’s Facebook page for any updates, and read her interview with Creed director, Ryan Coogler on Shadow and Act.