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World Premiere

Directors: Fedna Jacquet and Marchánt Davis

United States, 2021, 6 min

Shooting Format:Super 8

Festival Year:2021

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Marchánt Davis, Fedna Jacquet

Crew:Writer: Fedna Jacquet. Producers: Marchánt Davis, Fedna Jacquet.


Leya and Tyler are forced to grapple with their elation over Biden's win and the gut punching reality of the 74 million who voted the other way.


About the directors

Fedna Jacquet - Full-time writer and actor Fedna Jacquet was born in Boston to Haitian parents. She is a 2020-2022 National Black Theatre Playwright in Residence, 2019-2021 Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow, and a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting. Written work for the screen includes Isaiah (ABFF/TVOne Screenplay Competition Finalist, Homebase), Inheritance (2020 Tribeca Chanel Through Her Lens Finalist), Circus (2020 HollyShorts Quarterfinalist), and Going Home. She is also currently working on two pilots: Model Minority (a half-hour dramedy centered around an Asian American male lead) and Pefeksyon (a half-hour comedy centered around a Haitian American family). Written plays include Black Mother Lost Daughter (Commissioned by National Black Theatre), Pefeksyon (Playwright’s Realm Finalist, DVRF Finalist, Studio Tisch), Inheritance (Classical Theatre of Harlem Playwright's Playground, Studio Tisch), Civic Duty (Commissioned by Suny Purchase), Gurlfriend (The Fire This Time Festival, Eugene O’Neill Semifinalist) and Heroes (Developed as a Huntington Fellow). Fedna is currently recurring as an actor on City On A Hill (Showtime) and FBI: Most Wanted (CBS) She has appeared on The Equalizer, New Amsterdam, Law & Order SVU, The Blacklist, and many others. BA: Brown University MFA: NYU/Tisch Grad Acting.  

Website Filmography

Marchánt Davis - Marchánt Davis is a Brooklyn based actor, writer and producer originally from Philadelphia, PA. He recently starred in Chris Morris's long awaited sophomore feature THE DAY SHALL COME (IFC Release) which made its world premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Anne Carey. Other film credits include: TUSCALOOSA starring Natalia Dryer and Devon Bostick and DOMINANT SPECIES. He received Lucille Lortel and Audelco Award nominations for his 2019 performance in AIN'T NO' MO' (written by Jordan Cooper) at The Public Theater. Some of his other theater credits include The Great Society on Broadway starring Brian Cox, Mad Forest at Williamstown Theater Festival (dir. Lila Neugebauer). He holds an MFA from NYU's Tisch Graduate Acting Program.


Filmmakers' note

God Bless America
How does it feel to love an America that’s never truly loved you back?
Land that I love
To hear the leader of the nation tell white supremacists to stand back and stand by?
Stand beside her, and guide her
To watch your young people brutalized by the police?
Thru the night with a light from above
While white terrorists get selfies?
From the mountains, to the prairies
How does it feel to constantly have to remind your country,
To the oceans, white with foam
That your life, a black life, matters?
God bless America, My home sweet home

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