And here's the first of what'll likely be a few profiles/previews…
Ya'Ke Smith is a Director’s Guild of America Student Film Award recipient, winner of an HBO Short Film Award and a Student Academy Award Nominee.
We profiled one of his short films last year titled Katrina's Son, which MsWOO mentioned on her list of 20 Cannes Short Film Corner Shorts in 2011.
Wolf, his feature film debut and SXSW 2012 official selection, stars Irma P. Hall, Mikala Gibson, Jordan Cooper, Shelton Jolivette, and Eugene Lee in a story about a family…
… shaken to the core when they discover their son has been molested. As they struggle to deal with the betrayal, their son heads towards a total mental collapse because of his love for his abuser, while his abuser attempts to exorcise his own past demons.
This will be the 86-minute film's world premiere, and it's officially on my list of films to see at the festival which runs from March 9 – 17 (the film section anyway).
No trailer or much media publicly available yet, exept for the still image above.
Watch Smith pitch the project below in a fundraising video he made for the project when he was trying to raise money to get it produced:
Congrats Mr Smith; we'll be watching… something tells me that this is going to be one of those heavily debated films whenever it's released, given the subject matter and Smith's description of it below: