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Rejected By Sundance #6: Charles Box’s Drama Feature ‘Welcome To The South’

Rejected By Sundance #6: Charles Box's Drama Feature 'Welcome To The South'

First here’s a quick recap on what this is all about, for those who missed last week’s announcement:

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival titles have been announced in the various categories, and so we now know who made the cut. But what about those many thousands who submitted their films and didn’t get in? If you’re one of them, here’s a chance for you to let us know who you are.

For the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 118 feature-length films were selected, representing 37 countries and 54 first-time filmmakers, including 34 in competition. These films were selected from 12,218 submissions (72 more than for 2013), including 4,057 feature-length films and 8,161 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 2,014 were from the U.S. and 2,043 were international. 97 feature films at the Festival will be world premieres.

So really somewhere between 1% and 3% of total submissions were selected. Those are minuscule numbers. So that also means that there are roughly 97% of you remaining, with projects that didn’t get into the festival. And YOU are the folks we want to hear from!

Of interest to those of us on this blog (see the name and tagline of the blog at the top of page if you’re new here) are films by and/or about people of African descent. So, if you or your film fit the bill, we’d love to hear from you!

At the very least, it’ll be great just to know you exist, so that we can become familiar with you and your work, and track from here-on.

So, if you agree, feel free to send me an email to, with all the vitals about you and your film, and we’ll go from there.

The above was posted 3 weeks ago, and since then, I’ve received several emails in response, which I’ve been highlighting (see the first piece HERE; the second HERE; the third piece HERE; the 4th HERE; and the 5th HERE).

Today’s submission comes from writer/director Charles Box – his feature film titled Welcome To The South.

Here’s what Charles had to say about the film in his email to me:

My name is Charles Box, Jr and my film is entitled “Welcome To The South” which is produced, written and directed by me. My project was rejected by Sundance. “Welcome To The South” is a story that follows the path to hope of a young boy growing up in the dirty south. It follows a single mother Tyretha, who is raising her two boyz in a poverty-stricken neighborhood “The Dirty South” nicknamed “The Itty Bitty”. Here is the trailer for the film [SEE BELOW]. I also have a film fan page on Facebook, it can be viewed at this link (

The film stars Cree Southern Belle Davis, Tyrone Blackmon, Caleb Nunn & Amy Fox.

Watch the trailer for Welcome To The South below:

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