Award Winning Short Film THE BILL Now Available on Amazon Prime

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The Bill, written and directed by former VH1 Executive, Caralene Robinson, is expanding its reach; now available on Amazon Prime and KweliTV.

Award-winning short film, The Bill is now available on streaming platforms Amazon Prime and KweliTV. The Bill, the first project from Writer and Director Caralene Robinson, joins the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, and interactive streaming platform, KweliTV. In addition, broadcast television rights have been secured by Hewes Pictures.

The Bill garnered critical-acclaim and Official Selections by the American Black Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, and Urbanworld Film Festival, among others. In addition, the short film is also the recipient of several awards including Best Narrative Short at the Great Cleveland Urban Film Festival

“I am excited to enter the distribution phase for this project,” says Robinson, “The Bill can now reach women and men who relate to the hilarious combination of celebration, close friendships and shallow pockets.”

The Bill features Lena, a well-intentioned woman celebrating her good friend Barbie’s 35th birthday. Barbie’s eclectic friend group, comprised of those from college, law school, the gym, and church gather for what is supposed to be a joyous celebration, but quickly turns sour when the bill arrives. Told from Lena’s point of view, The Bill comedically celebrates friends from all walks of life, as they celebrate an experience that is all too common. Deborah Riley Draper and Crystal Whaley served as producers on the project.

Looking ahead, Robinson’s love for storytelling has led her to team up with creator Dui Jarrod on his newest web series, King Ester, where Robinson serves as Executive Producer. Set in New Orleans, King Ester tells the story of a transgender woman seeking to escape New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. The duo is targeting festivals and an OTT platform acquisition. Next week, Robinson and Jarrod will launch a Seed & Spark crowdfunding campaign to acquire the remaining post-production funds.

The Bill was Robinson’s first scripted short and expands upon her natural passion for storytelling. Robinson served as Executive Vice President and CMO at VH1 and Logo, a Viacom Company. She is co-owner of Coffee Bluff Pictures, and founder of 220th Street Productions. Coffee Bluff Pictures’ most recent production, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, was nominated for a 2017 NAACP Award. With King Ester’s impending release and beyond, Robinson will continue to propel dynamic stories and leverage new media platforms in an effort to entertain and educate.

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