I got excited when I saw this trailer the first time, because it’s put together well, stars Michael K Williams, and was directed by Rik Cordero (S&A readers might remember that he directed an acclaimed feature film called Inside A Change 3 years ago, which starred Ephraim Benton).
But when I found it was a short film, my heart sunk a bit. I was hoping it was a feature length film that we hadn’t covered yet. It’s not, but I’m still excited to see the rest of it.
It premiered in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and the trailer surfaced yesterday on YouTube.
Titled W8, the film’s synopsis reads:
When notorious street hustler Dee (Michael K. Williams) takes his protege Jay (Dion Sapp) on a tour of the streets, they are forced into a complex question of morality when a young mother Tana (Nancy Mitchell) enters the equation.
The screenplay was written by Dion Sapp, who co-stars in the film.
No word on where the film will screen next, but likely on the film festival circuit.
Watch the moody trailer below: