BronzeLens 2014 Nominated Films Announced

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Best in class filmmakers will be honored at BronzeLens Awards Ceremony October 25 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Films selections represent the United States, Africa and South America.

Through a Lens Darkly

“Our 2014 nominated films represent the art of movie making at its best in all platforms and genres”, said Deidre McDonald, BronzeLens Film Festival Artistic Director.

Films representing the United States, Africa and South America comprise the 22 films nominated for BronzeLens Awards. “Our 2014 nominated films represent the art of movie making at its best in all platforms and genres”, said Deidre McDonald, BronzeLens Film Festival Artistic Director.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the 5th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival which takes place over the course of five days, October 22-26. The BronzeLens Awards ceremony will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis where ‘Best of Festival’ filmmakers in their perspective categories and other noteworthy industry leaders will be honored. Categories include the Best in Features, Documentaries, International Films, Shorts, Student Films, and Webisodes, as well as Best Actress and Best Actor. Nominated films include:

Best Documentary:
That Daughter’s Crazy        
Producer: Sam Adelman, Daryl Sledge    Director: Elzbieta Szoka
Life’s Essentials With Ruby Dee
Producer: Jevon ‘NJ’ Frank    Director: Muta’Ali Muhammad
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People    
Producer: Thomas Allen Harris, Deborah Willis, Ann Bennett, And Don Perry Director: Thomas Allen Harris

Best Webisode:
Good Girls    
    Producer: Kai Parham, Asia Lampley    Director: Rhavynn Drummer
In the Company of Friends
    Producer: Vanessa Bell Calloway    Director: Garry Odom    

Best International:
They Are We
    Producer: Emma Christopher/Sergio Leyva Seiglie    Director: Emma Christopher     
City of God: 10 Years Later
    Producer: Carla Osório / Daniel Barbosa Director: Cavi Borges / Luciano Vidigal
Triangle: Going to America
    Producer: Theodros Teshome    Director: Theodros Teshome

Best Feature
An American in Hollywood
    Producer: Venk Varadan    Director: Sai Varadan
Producer: Danny Green, Alton Glass, Courtney Triggs, Matthew Hatchet, Oliver W. Ottley III
Director: Alton Glass        
Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lion
Producer: Praheme, Tim Reid, Ken Roy Director: Praheme

Best Student:
Chris’s Briss
    Producer: Garen Thomas and Deshaun Thompson    Director: Delmar Washington
Dyce and Devil
    Producer: Jingxi Wang Director: Fabian Davis
Little Africa
    Producer: Curtis Adair Director: Justin Oney    
    Producer: Khadif Sanders    Director: Nia Imani Phillips

Best Short
You're Dead to Me
Melissa Haizlip    Director: Wu Tsang
The B Word
Producer: Nakisha & Nichole Celistan Director: Jermaine R. Spencer    
Habeus Corpus
Producer: Lorene Wales    Director: Booker T. Mattison
Hero Mars
Producer: Susan Chapman    Director: Skyler Cooper
Full Time
Producer: Anne Cuddy    Director: Keion Jackson
Producer: Anthony J. Davis    Director: R. Shanea Williams
The Helen Lindsey Story
    Producer: Maria Howell Director: R. Shanea Williams

Best Actress:
Laura Patalano, You're Dead to Me
Rain Pryor, That Daughter's Crazy
Skyler Cooper, Hero Mars

Best Actor:
Richard Carroll Jr., An American in Hollywood
Kimani Coleman, Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions
Keith Robinson, CRU

About the BronzeLens Film Festival
Founded in 2009, The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Its mission is twofold: to promote Atlanta as the new film Mecca for people of color; and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers. Since its inception the BronzeLens Film Festival has evolved as one of the most comprehensive film festivals for filmmakers of color in the United States. Visit for more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival and for registration information.

Sponsors of the BronzeLens Film Festival are Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Coca-Cola Company, Turner Broadcasting System, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Delta Air Lines, HBO Documentary Films, BET Networks, Georgia Pacific, The Woodruff Arts Center and City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.

Media Credentials
Approved media will have access to interview areas, and red carpet arrivals, for which press has RSVP’d in advance and received written confirmation from Terri Vismale-Morris or Tina Spencer. This includes media opportunities for the filmmakers and cast who are in town for their films, as well as other Festival events. All media must email tinaospencer(at)gmail(dot)com to request access to cover these opportunities. We will do our best to honor all requests. For more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival visit


Terri Vismale-Morris    
Director of Public Relations BronzeLens Film Festival
404.346.0410 or tvmorris(at)bronzelens(dot)com    

Tina O. Spencer
Manager of Public Relations BronzeLens Film Festival
313-617-0484 or tinaospencer(at)gmail(dot)com


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