Category: 2020 Tribeca Film Festival Pandemic Shorts

What they lack in length is more than made up in quality time.

ABDUCTED

A five star, 10-minute short with a kinetic kick. If you see it, you’ll luv it. The only problem is that five-star shorts like this can be hard to find after they debut at film festivals – that’s a bummer for this action, thriller with a Rod Serling denouement.
Gregg W. Morris

TFF 2020 Short Film
Film Review of Directors Ugonna Okpalaoka’s & Nadine Natour’s GLOVES OFF

A visual and sonic feast of an eloquently told story about Tiara Brown, a Washington D.C. police officer who is also a gifted amateur boxer training to become a world class champion. There are lots of gritty, eloquent lines in this movie. This is one. Tiara Brown: “I would always bring back gold medals. Yet, when it came time to being interviewed or being on the front of the magazine, it would always be be the pretty long, tall blonde who would get chosen. The black girls weren’t being treated the same way the other girls were being treated. After going through that for years, I quit the team.” – #YouGottaSeeThisMovie
By Gregg W. Morris

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi’s 5Ws & H Interview – Part 3, the End

The Scene That Won’t Be Spoiled in This Article: “In fact, we’re not in a situation where I’m sitting here thinking, oh my god, no one gets it. Because everyone does get it, in their own way, but it still had the impact I wanted it to have. And the only person who will ever know what the [inaudible 00:28:06] could’ve been is me, who can see it in their head.”
By Gregg W. Morris

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi’s 5Ws & H Interview – Part 2 of 3

Beatific and surrealistic, scene-segues of the older Issac & Jude to the younger Issac & Jude and back, glow effervescently, figuratively speaking. These weren’t flashbacks, that was for sure. At the time of the interview, however, the writer-reviewer was fumbling, like a misfiring engine, with questions about what he had seen. The director resolved his dismay.
By Gregg W. Morris

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi’s 5Ws & H Interview – Part 1 of 3

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi: “I always had this story [in mind], that I’d always thought was really good. And I didn’t have a script, but I just always thought to myself, if I write a story about these two people, who, growing up in the exact same way, but their lives have turned out very differently, what would that look like. If they’re meeting, where would they meet up? What’s the one thing that keeps them together? And it’s this chicken shop.”
By Gregg W. Morris.

#TeaserAlert
Tribeca Film Festival 2020 Short NO MORE WINGS – Directed by Abraham Adeyemi

Article, review in the works. A synopsis: The enchanting tale of friendship treads between both past and present as two friends dine in a chicken shop and showing one, the once promising and talented Jude, has struggled to fulfill his potential. NO MORE WINGS is a nostalgic love letter to Writer and Director Abraham Adeyemi’s adolescence. “No More Wings does an absolutely wonderful job of taking a scenario that is extremely grounded and using the form to imbue it with an elevated sense of emotion and spirituality,” Oscar Winner Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT) is quoted as praising the film.
By Gregg W. Morris