Recapping the story…
Nelsan Ellis is also a director for those who weren't already aware; last year, we featured an ambitious short film he directed titled Page 36, which I saw at the ABFF last summer, and was impressed by.
Here's hoping it eventually shows up online, so that we can share it with you here.
In the meantime, you should know that Nelsan is currently working on a feature documentary called Damn Wonderful, which, as the project's website states:
… explores solutions. In particular, the solutions that enabled 6 young people to live with no regrets in a world that so often leaves them with little room to love themselves. Their poetry, their words, and their experiences shared with loved ones, will inspire a generation fighting for a voice the world needs to hear.
Co-created by Khadija A. Brockington (who's done production work on True Blood), Damn Wonderful follows the lives of 6 young LGBT poets(3 from NYC and 3 from LA), from diverse backgrounds and experiences, offering a visceral and honest look into some of the challenges and triumphs this country's youth are facing.
No word on an expected release date yet, but the project's first trailer has surfaced. Watch it below: