Smack dab in
its final week of raising production funds through Kickstarter is a controversial and timely new short film “Macho” by award-winning filmmaker
As the campaign states, "Macho" is “a story about acceptance; how to accept those closest to you, "and “those who differ from you."
Moreso, as Humes tells us in the promotional video, "it’s about the
exploration of what it means to be a man, and the consequences of not being
In the film, the murder of a local transgender woman causes a rift within the small town of Sanderson, FL and tests the bond of an ailing conservative curmudgeon uncle and his effeminate nephew. Afraid the boy may meet the same fate as his mother, Uncle Lester embarks on a journey with 12-year old Macho where counsels the youngster on the tenets of manhood.
Amid the controversy, the once quiet town of Sanderson
now becomes the epicenter for the debate on LGBTQ rights, much like other small
towns like Sandford, Kokomo, Ferguson, and Jasper faced after stark
injustices within each. And still reeling from
his outcast mother’s death and new introduction into “manhood,” Macho ends up
in a series of compromising situations that leads Uncle Lester to take desperate
definitely sounds like a must-see. The funds you provide will go toward further
cast and crew acquisition, travel and lodging, editing, film festival
submission fees, and more.
A 2015 Sundance
Screenwriters Fellow, the talented Ms. Humes has been achieving high
distinction since her days at Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts program. Her popular short film Our Rhineland earned
Humes a Director’s Guild of America Student Film Award and an Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences College Television Award. Yet paramount to her is to develop
stores inspired by Florida, including Miami, where she also teaches film, and small towns like
Sanderson, which is her second home.
on her team , and well-known to S&A audiences is, filmmaker and ESSENCE Black
Women in Hollywood Discovery Award winner Stefani Saintonge (“Seventh Grade” –
2013), who serves as Producer on “Macho” along with filmmaker Deana Williams, and cinematographer
Check out the campaign HERE and the video directly below and on the Kickstarter page.
To keep up with the MACHO team, visit their website MACHOthemovie.com, Facebook page, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram: @MACHOthemovie