We’re always on the lookout for films that break the
mold, or go into unexpected directions, which is why the new short film ‘Bump)ED’ caught our eye.
The recently completed film, thanks to a Kickstarter
campaign, and written and directed by Aisha
Brown (an MFA in Cinema Directing from Columbia College, Chicago), reflects the realities of Ms. Brown’s own
As she says “my story is unique because I am a young
mother who made a film about becoming a young mother… having become pregnant
with my son during my junior year in college.”
She adds that, she was inspired to make the film, not only
because of her situation, but also that, at Columbia, there very few other single
mother directors at the college.
so long, young black mothers have been blamed for all of society’s problems. I
didn’t understand that until I became a mom. Then I felt what it was like to be
put in a box and labeled. Essentially, I had become one of the problems society
She continued to say that: “I
feel like mothers are not represented well in the industry, especially young
Black single mothers. I would like to use my platform as a film director to
tell the story of young mothers with a refreshingly comedic authenticity. Many
times, our stories (young mothers) are told by people who have not been in that
The film, which stars Loy A. Webb, and Jacynta
Harris, deals with a conservative
student body president who comes face to face with her own prejudices and attitudes
after she discovers she may be pregnant.
The film is soon to hit the film festival circuit. If
you want to know more about Ms. brown and her film go here.