It’s a great time to live in New York City if you’re a fan of quality filmmaking.
From September 17th to 21st, the annual Urban World Film Festival will be happening in New York City. Since 1997, the festival has been the place where up-and-coming black filmmakers present their movies, documentaries, and live screenings.
There are close to a 100 projects that will be shown that week. Making its world premiere is the short film Tonsure. Directed by Fred Bumaye, the movie tells the story of a young girl named Zel, who has to hunt down the people behind the death of a family member.
The trailer for the film is above. And, as you can see, even though it’s a short, the movie is not short on action or intensity.
The movie was executive produced by Malik Yoba, who you might remember played Detective J.C. Williams on the iconic show New York Undercover. Speaking about the movie and its director, Yoba said:
“Fred Bumaye shows great promise as a young filmmaker with a passion for story and an understanding of cinematic language. When I read the short, I thought it was a great subject matter that hadn’t been covered before and I immediately wanted to be involved not only as an actor but as a producer to help get the production done…I am very pleased with the outcome and I think audiences will find the film not only entertaining but thought-provoking and visually satisfying.”
So there you have it.
Watch the trailer for Tonsure above. And buy tickets to the Urban World Film Festival now.