Join us at the BRIC House TV Studio as BRIC and Reel Sisters presents an exciting evening of staged readings by fresh new voices from their Summer Screenwriting Lab. Enjoy an intimate conversation with our filmmakers on their works-in-progress!
Reel Sisters is the first Brooklyn-based festival devoted to women of color, has showcased more than 1,200 films by women filmmakers over two decades.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP in advance and arrive early. A ticket does not guarantee entry.
Addie & The Don
How should we handle bullies in our lives? That is a question mild mannered Addie must answer. When Addie is accused of offering herself to a boy in school, the staring and taunting begins to no avail. When she finally tells her older brother, he teaches her his boxing and fighting techniques, which she uses when the bully and his friends approach her at a grocery store.
Crystal Blue Ep. 1: Waiting for Burial
Crystal Blue – Episode 1 – Waiting For Burial
Crystal Blue is a half-hour African American anthology series featuring stories of science fiction, Horror, and Fantastic Racism in the vein of Black Mirror meets the Twilight Zone. These thought-provoking stories are essays on social issues, culture and history. They explore witty, satirical tales of what it means to be Black and cunning victories navigating the vagaries of racism. The characters in each episode are highly relatable to everyday people with everyday problems in society. In addition, each episode tells its own story and creates theater around social ills and complications as they exist, controversial themes implicit in society.
Nah, That’s My Girlfriend
Nah, That’s My Girlfriend is an episodic comedy-drama that follows Zoe Brown (32), alesbian influencer; who secretly struggles with her sexuality and heteronormativity. Ironically, she and her partner, Alex Smith (35), host a popular podcast, Femme Realness, where they discuss topics that impact the lesbian community. The couple is forced to leave diverse Brooklyn for the relatively homogenous North Carolina after their new luxury apartment turns out to have a rat infestation. Zoe loathes the idea of temporarily relocating to her hometown because she will have to confront her past, a failed marriage with a man, and a best friend who turned into a lover. After learning about Zoe’s previous marriage, Alex abruptly breaks up with her on Christmas Eve, returning to New York. Zoe goes on a healing journey reacquainting herself with her hometown – hanging with her mom’s awkward church group and romantically getting involved with a former classmate. The pilot ends with Alex returning on New Year’s.
ABOUT REEL SISTERS
The online workshop is being presented by Reel Sisters, the first Oscar Qualifying Festival for short narratives devoted to women filmmakers, and BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. Scriptwriting Essentials & Master Class for Writing Strong Female Characters is a Trademark of Reel Sisters, the nation’s leading film festival devoted to women of color.