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Lines of consent are blurred when a budding romance

is shaken to its core.

Directed by

Luke Harlan

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Written by

Shaunette Renée Wilson Sean Patrick Higgins

 

WATCH THE FILM HERE

 

Luke Harlan is an award-winning Brooklyn-based director, writer, and producer for film & theater, originally from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.

 

Luke has developed and directed numerous short and feature films, television, musicals, concerts, comedy shows, and dozens of world premiere plays. He has worked with artists and companies like Saturday Night Live, Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips, Moises Kaufman, The Public Theater, and New York Theater Workshop. He holds an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama.

www.luke-harlan.com

Shaunette is a proud New Yorker who enjoys telling and creating stories. After receiving her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama she has consistently worked in film and television, most notably Showtime’s Billions opposite Damian Lewis, and Marvel’s Black Panther opposite Sterling K. Brown. In the Spring of 2019 she’ll be seen in Hulu’s Into the Dark Anthology Series. Outside of acting and writing, her other artistic pleasures include painting and photography.


Shaunette now splits her time between Brooklyn and Atlanta where she’s currently filming the second season of Fox’s The Resident as Dr. Mina Okafor and where she is working on shooting her next creative project in 2019 for her directorial debut. She is the recipient of the 2015 Princess Grace Award (Grace LeVine Theater Award).

Shaunette Renée Wilson

Sean is a Brooklyn-based actor, writer, filmmaker and holds his MFA in Acting from Yale School of Drama. He has worked in collaboration with several short films such as The Mess He Made (2017 SXSW Film Festival), Photogenia, A Time to Remember, Anguish, and more. As an actor he has been in exciting new projects both in and out of NY, favorites include A Clockwork Orange, This Land Was Made, and The Three Musketeers. As a writer, Sean's work has been produced in California, New York, Connecticut, Wyoming, and the UK. His full length plays include MoonSong and Delicate Wings, and are joined by an array of irreverently silly sketches and shorts.

Sean Patrick Higgins

Snigdha is an Indian Cinematographer and Director based out of New York City. She is a visual storyteller with a background in Journalism and Advertising who finds the process of communicating through films, liberating. Her work spans from narrative (feature and shorts), music videos to experimental and commercial content. She believes that the art of cinematography embraces understanding subtext, subtleties and deeper psychology to best visually represent the story, characters and the tone.

 

She is known for her work in Shattered beauty that won her best cinematography at Asian American Film Lab. As cinematographer, her feature film Antofagasta, New York shot in New York and Chile has been included in Chilean film catalog (2017).

Her latest music video Aghor, an homage to all women changing the course of one sided history by action’ was recently premiered by Brown Girl Magazine and her fashion film latest fashion film as a cinematographer, Rituals has been published in Oyster Magazine.
She is a proud member of NYC Women Filmmakers and Kalakars, a South Asian film collective.


 

Snigdha Kapoor

Alexandra Cadena is a theatre/film producer whose work has premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival, Corkscrew Festival, NIFF Film Festival, Worldfest and SENE Music, and Arts Festival.

 

Her work on the original musical, Under, has been featured in The New York Times and Huffington Post. Her production company, AC Pictures, has produced short films, multi-media installations, documentaries, and even music videos for record labels such as NNA Tapes and PIAS Records. Her most recent project Dream Girl received a Golden Remi at this year’s Worldfest and an additional film; Pear received an audience award at the SENE Fest.

 

Alex is a recipient of the Gorden Grand and Cohen Public Service Fellowships, and she is constantly finding new ways to use art as a vehicle for social change. When she is not busy producing she enjoys teaching on-screen acting classes to kids and teens at Next Actor Studios and is a festival coordinator at Aurora Picture Show, a micro-cinema house in Houston, TX that champions the art of the moving image.

Alexandra Cadena

Carmen is an Queer Afro Pinay writer, director, producer, and actor. Her passion for social activism and working on creative projects that depict various lgbtqia perspectives is reflected in her body of work.

 

Carmen is a 2018 New Legacy Maker Honoree (in collaboration with the Disruptor Foundation) for her commitment to dismantling societal injustice, while inspiring community participation through creative platforms. She’s currently featured in PAPER Predictions: 100 People Taking Over 2019

 

Carmen is a producer, director, writer, and actress. Current film projects: HERassment, Cheer Up Charlie, O, Ryan, The Gift that Aches, Koi, and White Flags.

Carmen LoBue

Emily Vere Nicoll is a British American film & television actor and voiceover artist based in New York City.

 

Recently playing Madge, on Netflix's Black Mirror: Black Museum and Lauren Campos on Season 3 of Chicago Med, she continues to create and produce her own work.

Emily Vere Nicoll

James Brown III has had a successful career in the last 15 years as an Actor and Model. He's performed in 10 Broadway shows including: Original Broadway Company of Ghost (Dance/Fight Captain, Understudy Willie Lopez & Subway Ghost), Original Broadway Company of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Jimmy, Understudy Miss Understanding), Memphis, The 2010 Tony Award Winning Best New Musical, Original Broadway Company of The Little Mermaid (Dance/Fight Captain, Understudy Jetsam), Original Broadway Company of The Color Purple (Bobby, Understudy Harpo), Wicked (The Lover), The Producers (O'Houlihan), The Frogs (Dance Captain), and The Lion King (Dance/Fight Captain, Understudy Simba). James was most recently playing the role of "Sugar Jackson" in Rocky on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater  (Understudy Apollo, Dance/Assist Fight Captain). Other notable credits: Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Concert (CBS), The Producers Movie, Enchanted, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. James will also be seen this season on Mr. Robot on USA Network, Forever on ABC, The Mysteries of Laura on NBC and Peter Pan Live! on NBC. He also starred in his first independent film Love For Passion, playing the role of Jeffrey Love and Ori Inu as "The Reverend". James is currently in rehearsal for The Wiz Live! on NBC playing "The Crow", airs live on December 3rd!

 

James is currently playing "King Agnarr" in Disney's Frozen On Broadway and the Fashion Editor of Chill Magazine.

James Brown III

Marika Litz was born and raised in Indiana, and moved to New York City to attend Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. At NYU, Marika studied film and television production and now works in post-production as a colorist, coloring everything from feature films to music videos to documentaries. As any good Hoosier, Marika grew up playing basketball and still enjoys getting back on the court every Sunday where they play basketball in a queer basketball league. Marika also volunteers at the Ali Forney Center, an organization dedicated to housing and empowering queer youth. You can follow their Instagram account, @payitnomind, related to Marsha P. Johnson

Marika Litz

Kate Marvin is a New York based sound designer, composer, and musician.

Recent designs: Men on Boats (American Conservatory Theatre), A Dolls House, Part 2 (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Wilder Gone (Clubbed Thumb), Fidelio, Don Giovanni (Heartbeat Opera), Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Richard III (Trinity Shakespeare Festival), More Wonder Please (Target Margin Lab), Daybreak (Pan Asian Rep), Middletown (The New School),  Indecent (Guthrie Theater), [Porto] (Women's Project Theater / The Bushwick Starr), Babette's Feast, Sotto Voce (Portland Stage Company), Crossing Delancey, Ugly Lies the Bone (Alliance Theatre), Grounded (Westport Country Playhouse), Somebody's Daughter (Second Stage Uptown), Happy Days (TFANA / Yale Repertory Theatre), Now is the Time, Now is the Best Time, Now is the Best Time of Your Life (Little Lord), He Left Quietly (Toronto Summerworks),  Chimpanzee (St. Anne's Warehouse Puppet Lab), The Tempest, Uncle Vanya, Second Language, POZHAR or Time Machine Ignition (Target Margin Theater). Kate is an associate artist with Target Margin Theater and Little Lord. MFA: Yale School of Drama

Kate Marvin

Claire DeLiso is a theatre designer, born and raised in the South of France. Claire currently resides in NYC. She received her MFA in scenic design from the Yale School of Drama and is the first recipient of the Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship

 

She has a BA in Theatre and a minor in Studio Art from Smith College. 

Claire DeLiso

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Last year, Shaunette Renée Wilson and her Yale classmate, Sean Patrick Higgins, wanted to do something creative. They came up with the idea for the short film, White Flags, about consent and what it means to be a part of today’s dating culture. They chose a theme that’s very much in the zeitgeist and palpable, but the film takes a more far more intimate perspective.

 SCREENINGS

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New Haven International Film Festival
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:20pm

Gateway Community College

20 Church Street 

New Haven CT 06510

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NY Shorts International Film Festival
Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 7:05pm

Cinema Village

22 E 12th St.

New York, NY

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Atlanta ShortsFest
Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 9:00pm

Synchronicity Theatre

1545 Peachtree St. NE #102

Atlanta, GA 30309

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Woods Hole Film Festival
Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 8:00pm

Old Woods Hole Fire Station

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307 Film Festival
Sunday, August 25, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Studio City

Laramie, Wyoming

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Montana International Film Festival
September 21, 2019 @ 4:00pm

Billings, Montana

 
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Fayetteville Film Festival
Friday, October 4 @ 4:00pm

Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Louisville International Festival of Film
Friday, October 11 @ 1:06pm

Muhammad Ali Center

Louisville, KY

IndieWorks - February Screening
Tuesday, February 11 @ 6:30pm
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Sanger Hall

48-20 Skillman Ave.

Long Island City, NY 11104

Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival
Thursday, March 5 @ 8:45pm

3 Below Theaters

288 S 2nd St

San Jose, CA 95113

Saturday, March 7 @ 11:00am
Thursday, March 12 @ 6:30pm

Century 20 Redwood City

825 Middlefield Rd

Redwood City, CA 94063

 

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