AWARDS & RECOGNITION

32 awards, 6 additional nominations in 47 film festivals

PO' PSI BROKE - A comedy web series!

A comedy about a rich freshman trying to get into a poor and PROUD fraternity!
www.PoPsiBroke.com

-Winner, Best Web Series - Charlotte Black Film Festival, 2019
-Winner, Best Comedy Pilot - Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, 2018
-Nominee, Best Pilot - Action on Film International Film Festival, Las Vegas, 2018

-Nominee, Best Comedy - Action on Film International Film Festival, Las Vegas, 2018

-Nominee, Best Web Series - International Black Film Festival of Nashville, 2018

-Nominee, Best Original Music - International Black Film Festival of Nashville, 2018
-Official Selection - Pan-African Film Festival, Los Angeles 2019
-Official Selection - Langston Hughes Film Festival, Seattle 2019

-Official Selection - Orlando Film Festival, 2018
-Official Selection , Music Video - Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, 2018

UNDERGROUND - MUSICAL PLAY

Musical Play, A slave story told through song

-NYC, Showcase with Negro Ensemble Company directed by TONY award-winner Ben Harney, 2016
-Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, Closing Night Event, 2015
-Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival, 1st play in inaugural fest, 2016
-Production with North Carolina Central University, 2017 

-Tallahassee, FL Sankofa Concert production, 2019

SILHOUETTES

A fairy-tale romance about a painter who sees the world through silhouettes - winner of 4 awards in 11 film fests

  • Best Overall Film, Texas Black Film Festival - 2014, Dallas, TX

  • Best Actor, Texas Black Film Festival - 2014, Dallas, TX

  • Best Short Film, Texas Black Film Festival - 2014, Dallas, TX

  • Audience Award, BronzeLens Film Festival - 2013, Atlanta, GA

  • Best Actress Nominee, BronzeLens Film Festival - 2013, Atlanta, GA

  • Official Selection, Dallas International Film Festival - 2014, Dallas, TX (non-competitive)

  • Official Selection, Hollywood Black Film Festival - 2013, California

  • Official Selection, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival - 2013, Florida

  • Official Selection, New Year's Eve Film Festival - 2013, Atlanta, GA (non-competitive)

  • Official Selection, Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center Short Film Showcase - 2013, California (non-competitive)

  • Official Selection, Pan African Film Festival - 2014, Atlanta, GA

  • Official Selection, Action On Film International Film Festival - 2014, Los Angeles

  • Official Selection, Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival - 2014 Massachusettes

UNDERGROUND - SHORT FILM

Short film, a slave story told through song - winner of 21 awards in 28 film fests

  • Student Emmy Award Winner, “Best Use of Music”

  • Student Emmy Award Winner, “Bricker Humanitarian Award”

  • Student Emmy Award Nominee, “Best Composition”

    • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation
      National College Television Awards, 2011, Hollywood, CA

  • Special Screening - US President Abraham Lincoln's Home in Illinois

  • 1st Place  (out of 287 films) – Palm Beach International Film Festival, 2011 - Florida

  • Best Director-Short (out of 341 films)-Action On Film International Film Festival, 2011-Los Angeles

  • Best Film - Greater August Town Film Festival, 2013 - Kingston, Jamiaca

  • Best of Brouhaha – Florida Film Festival, 2011 – Orlando

  • Best Short Film - Twin Cities Black Film Festival (HBO Sponsored), 2011 – Minnesota

  • Best Short Film – San Diego Black Film Festival, 2011 - California

  • 1st Place (out of 109 films) – Ft Lauderdale International Film Festival, 2010 - Florida

  • Winner, Honorable Mention, Hollywood Black Film Festival, 2011 – Hollywood, California

  • Best Young Actress - Action On Film Interntaional Film Festival, 2011 – Los Angeles

  • Best Student Short - Independents Film Festival, 2012 - Tampa, Florida

  • Founder's Award - International Black Film Festival of Nashville, 2011 - Tennessee

  • Best Film, Shortcutz Film Festival, July 2013 – Chicago, IL

  • Best Short Film – Texas Black Film Festival, 2011 - Dallas, TX

  • Best Student Short, Tallahassee Film Festival, 2011 – Florida

  • Best Short Film - International Black Film Festival of Nashville, 2011 – Tennessee

  • Audience Award - Gasparilla International Film Festival, 2012 - Tampa, FL

  • Best Graduate Film - Ivy Film Festival, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island

  • Audience Award, Beijing Film Academy ISFVF, 2011 – Beijing, China

  • Audience Award- Greater August Town Film Festival, 2013 - Kingston Jamaica


  • Official Selection, Urbanworld Film Festival (HBO & BET Sponsored), 2011 – New York City

  • Official Selection, Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, 2011 – California

  • Official Selection, Newport Beach Film Festival, 2011 – California

  • Official Selection, Jacksonville Film Festival, 2011 – Florida

  • Official Selection, Treasure Coast Film Festival, 2011 – California

  • Official Selection, San Francisco Black Film Festival, 2011 – California

  • Official Selection, Stony Brook Film Festival (HBO Sponsored), 2011 – New York

  • Official Selection, BronzeLens Film Festival, 2011 – Atlanta, GA

  • Official Selection, Treasure Coast Film Festival, - 2012, Florida

  • Official Selection, Love Your Shorts Film Festival - 2013, Sanford, FL

  • Official Selection, Fort Myers Beach Film Festival - 2012, Florida

  • Official Selection, Tolosa Tourne Film Festival - 2012, Tolouse, France

OTHER RECOGNITIONS

July 12, 2023

  • Chosen as #7 in the "Top 100 Indie Filmmakers in the World", 2014
    Del & Teresa Weston, Los Angeles, AOF Creators 

  • "2014 Best of Tallahassee Award in Motion Picture and Video Distribution"
    Tallahassee Award Program

  • Proclamation, City of Tallahassee, FL- Mayor John Marks, 2011

  • Resolution, Leon County, FL County Commissioners, 2011

  • 1st Place, Access Florida Business Plan Writing Competition 2011 , Feature Length "Underground" Business Plan - Orlando, FL

  • 1st Place Win, Battle of the Hair Salons Fashion Show 2007 - Akil DuPont, Director for Faces Modeling Troupe Inc. -Orlando, FL

THEN THERE WAS YOU

A love story told through the art of music and poetry.
Co-Producer & Production Designer

  • Best Film - San Diego Black Film Festival

  • Best Actor - San Diego Black Film Festival

  • Best Actress - San Diego Black Film Festival

  • Best Director - San Diego Black Film Festival

  • Best Score - Hollywood Dreamz 

  • Official Selection - Action On Film International Film Festival 2017

I Love You... Forever

How far will one man go to prove his love?
Co-Director

  • Best Drama, SM-LAC Short Film Showcase, 2019

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