filmmakers of the upcoming new short film “B Love,” make it clear that they
wanted to make the film because “there are so many confident, beautiful,
unapologetically voluptuous women [who] are a reality in our world, yet we do not see
them reflected on film as central characters who are sought after. ‘B Love’ changes that…”
Eamonn Walker (“Chicago Fire,” “Cadillac Records,” HBO’s “OZ”), Brely
Evans (“Being Mary Jane,” “Sparkle,” “Just Wright”) and Corey Hendrix (“Empire,” “Chicago PD” and “Sirens”), the film deals with a most unusual love triangle which
goes counter to this current “age of online dating, where we’ve lost the beauty
and the simplicity of getting to know someone face to face,” as the filmmakers state.
The film was
written and co-directed by Shahari Moore, who is the Historian Emeritus for the
Cosby Screenwriting Program at the University of Southern California’s School
of Cinematic Arts.
In 2012, she
wrote and co-directed “Swimmin’ Lesson” with Christine List, which was screened
at several film festivals, including the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, was distributed by Shorts International, and is currently available on iTunes (HERE). She is currently working on her first
documentary on the life and legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African
American to win a Pulitzer Prize.
co-produced “B Love” with co-director Ms. List, who is a member of the faculty at
Chicago State University, and who has directed several documentaries, including “No Nos
Tientes: The Students of Guatemala,” and “Respuest,”
which have been shown at the Chicago Latino International Film Festival, the
Havana International Festival of Latin American Cinema and the Trieste
International Film Festival. She is now in production on a new feature length
documentary on the life of Alexander Pushkin, titled “Pushkin: Apostle of Freedom”.
The filmmakers have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign
to raise $7500 for post-production and other costs for “B Love,” and your
contribution they say will play an “active role in the visual depiction of
beauty and the social depiction of relationships between people of African
trailer and the link to the project’s Indiegogo page HERE.