According to Queens New York based filmmaker R. Shanea Williams there are
very few films with African American protagonists that are complex and dynamic.
But beyond that “black protagonists in horror are few and far in the realm of
But both Williams
and her producer Anthony Davis believe there are on the right track with their psychological
horror short film currently in development “Paralysis” which they plan to shoot
in New York this year.
In fact Williams
says that It’s a relief to know that there’s “a critical and pro-active group
of consumers, fans, artists, and creators who have grown tired of Black female
and male genre characters being sidelined, un-centered, and underdeveloped.”
with “Jessica, an African American photographer suffering with a sleep
disorder. After a painful divorce, Jessica moves into a new apartment and is
plagued by terrifying occurrences, which she fears are coming from a supernatural
entity”. And Ms Williams say that her film will “explore dreams, reality, the depths of the
subconscious and our very human battle with inner demons”.
the filmmakers are created a Indiegogo campaign to raise $22,000 under different
levels of contributions called “Goosebumps”, “restless Night”, “Screams and
Shivers”, “Haunted” etc (you get the point) and to find out more you can go to
their indiegogo page HERE.