This Thursday, April 28th, ActNow Foundation presents a collection of dramatic short films at Brooklyn’s South Oxford Space. The program, entitled “Life on the Edge,” is presented by ANF Short Film Collective, which screens short films quarterly by emerging black filmmakers.

See below for details on all the films/filmmakers being featured, one of whom you’ll recognize as one of our Black Filmmakers to Watch for 2011/2012.

ActNow Foundation presents
“Life on the Edge”
Thursday, April 28th
at the South Oxford Space – 138 South Oxford, Brooklyn, NY
6:30pm reception
7:15pm screening
Q&A with the filmmakers to follow


Bump by Rodney Lee
Trevor wakes up with an unknown woman in unknown surroundings. As he struggles to put the pieces together, we follow him through New York as he finds the match to what ignited his night of haze.

Say Grace Before Drowning by Nikyatu Jusu
After meeting her African Refugee mother for the first time in six years, 8 year old Hawa is forced to coexist with a woman teetering on the brink of insanity.

Close by Tahir Jetter
A young couple struggles to make sense of feelings that emerge after a one-night stand.

ii played for her by Montres Henderson
A shy musician finds a unique way to express his feelings for a young lady in the park.

Take Too Long by Kwesi Davis
This cutting-edge animation focuses on a couple attempting to reunite with family in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. An ignorant and under staffed police department, combined with massive flooding and disorganization of the city in peril, conspire to make the reunion almost impossible.

“Life on the Edge” is sponsored in part by The Brooklyn Arts Council and Soul of Brooklyn, and curated by yours truly.

For more information on this Thursday’s screening or on ActNow Foundation, please visit ActNow’s website.