A film crew follows three grieved participants of Miami’s annual T Ball, where folks assemble to model R.I.P. T-shirts and innovative costumes designed in honor of their dead. T world premieres at Blackstar Film Festival in August 2019 in Philadelphia. www.madeinthecountyofdade.com
Drawing on literary excerpts from the book Black Quantum Futurism: Theory and Practice, “1968 < 2018 > 2068” is a meditation on cyclical and linear time theory, memory and trauma. The film premiered at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt Center Gallery as part of the 2018 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual & Media Artists Fellowship Exhibition, and in 2019 at MoMA PS1 for the inaugural Black Women’s Film Conference with New Negress Film Society.
A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the "War on Drugs" era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.
With interests in the mysterious subjects of magick, mythology, Native traditions and the occult, performance artist and dancer Ana Mendez walks the observer through her isolated home-studio space in Miami. What starts in a bright grotto of bones, relics and photographs morphs into the night, where an other-worldly realm reaches in on this otherwise straight-forward interview.
Papa Machete is a glimpse into the life of Alfred Avril, a poor farmer who lived in the hills of Jacmel, Haiti. He also happened to be a master of the mysterious martial art of Haitian machete fencing, known as tire machèt. The short film world-premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and had its U.S. premiere at Sundance Film Festival. Papa Machete was produced by Third Horizon and Borscht Corp.
Acclaimed director Terence Nance's Swimming in Your Skin Again, a short film about motherhood, banality, Miami, the water, the divine feminine, and how to sing in church in a way that calls forth your own adulthood, was commissioned and produced by Borscht Corp. for the 2014 Borscht Film Festival, co-produced by Third Horizon. The film later had its world premiere at the 2015 International Film Festival Rotterdam, and also screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
An art film by Kayla Delacerda that explores a strange intersection of tainted love, art and creative despair.
Via director team Mayer\Leyva: "Cool as Ice 2 is the sequel to the 1991 film starring Vanilla Ice. Our film does not star Vanilla Ice. After the festival we will write something about how we pirated him for our movie, and how you can pirate just about any human or celebrity for your projects. Our pirated characters are intentionally surreal, but using a combination of (mostly free) 3D-scanning programs, a hacked Kinect, basic motion capture software, 3D printing, and projection mapping apps you can make more realistic ones for just a few hundred dollars. Our Ice was mostly created by the Morfo app, available for free in the app store."
A dance-on-film collaboration between choreographer Marissa Alma Nick, visual artist Christina Pettersson and photographer/videographer Christin Paige Minnotte. Black Carriage / White Heart is about death and resurrection in the living.