Sista in the Brotherhood
2015 short film produced by Hearts + Sparks Productions. I cowrote script with director Dawn Jones Redstone based off dissertation of producer Dr. Roberta Hunte. The short dramatic film follows a young Black carpenter on her first day at a new site with phenomenal performance by Sidony O'Neal. Visit official site here.
This short story grew out of a part-time job, then a nonficiton class, then a fiction workshop, then eventually won several awards, including the Doug Fir Fiction Prize, judged by Rivka Galchen. It was originally published in the Bear Deluxe but was later reprinted in the UTNE Reader, the pub's first fiction story. Read it online here.