SAR Productions’ ‘Sable Fable’ Wins a Double Grand Jury Prize at the 17th American Black Film Festival

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A night of splendour as the small UK independent movie ‘Sable Fable’ makes a big noise at Film Life’s 17th ABFF.

Writer/director Stephen Lloyd Jackson, double winner at the 17th ABFF

There was a special magic in the air at last week’s 17th American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in South Beach Miami. Not only such great film veterans were in attendance, such as Bill Duke, Spike Lee and Robert Townsend, but amongst the glitz and glamour of one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, a small UK, independent film, made its premiere screening.

Sable Fable’, the second film of SAR productions’ ‘sex and race’ trilogy from London writer/director Stephen Lloyd Jackson proved to be a tour de force in the narrative film competition section of the festival. It scooped two Grand Jury Prizes for best director and best narrative film.

This makes a second year win at the ABFF for writer/director Stephen Lloyd Jackson. His first win came in 2011 at the 15th ABFF, where his film ‘David Is Dying’ won best male actor and best director.

Legendary filmmakers Spike Lee and Robert Townsend presented Jackson’s ABFF awards to him. Mr Townsend had all the nominated directors up on the stage, where he took a call on his mobile (joking), before announcing the winner.

Spike Lee and Jackson also had a small joke about their beloved London soccer team Arsenal, before Jackson delivered his second speech of the night after receiving a Grand Jury Prize for best narrative film.

Sable Fable is a beautiful intense story exploring the complex psychology of love, sex and race through four very different couples whose lives cross paths with one another.

‘Sable Fable’ will be continuing its tour around the American festival scene. Its next festival screening will be announced shortly.

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