There are a few of us that can remember one of our friends saying, “I wish we had more films relating to lesbians.” Or maybe that was you. I can remember being on both sides of the conversation when I looked at our lesbian community of color and wanting to see “US” on the big screen. It didn’t take too long for that vision to materialize with the award winning film, “Pariah” that captivated audiences from every walk of life. That was a heavy milestone for our community. Today there are many “Pariah’s” sitting in on the shelves awaiting for someone to believe in the project as Spike Lee believed in Dee Rees. I would like to introduce “PreDestined”, I have included more about the film and the people behind it below. DIGG IN!!!!
The film PreDestined provides a glimpse into interpersonal relationships that cross racial, cultural, and sexual walls. It is successful in breaking down the stigmatizations that exist in our society by highlighting the universal issues of finding and maintaining love in an era that tends to place emphasis on differences. Audiences of diverse backgrounds will be able to ‘see’ themselves in this story of love despite challenges. After viewing PreDestined, one is left pondering their personal relationships with a renewed sense of hope regardless of sexuality. It’s a human story about love, adversity, and triumph.
Award winning screenwriter, Tye Green (TH3M 2010) comes back with her feature film debut PREDESTINED. This black lesbian romantic dramedy follows the relationship between Kay and Nadia, as they fall in love under the most unlikely of circumstances.
Overcoming class, religion, sexual identity, and age – Kay and Nadia initially bond at the workplace, until Nadia is invited to watch Kay perform her erotic spoken word and that’s when it all changes.
With the help of their best friends, Julz and Jill, Kay and Nadia are able to commit to the love they share and gain the full support of family and friends.
About Tye Green (Writer/Director) – Tyeastia L. Green (Tye) is a dynamic artist whose talents as writer have taken her from private journal writer to a self published producer of three spoken word CD’s, author of two award winning screenplays “PreDestined” and “12 Disciples” and creator/producer of web series “TH3M!”. Tye gives insight to her world that all but eliminates thoughts of differences in a society that is driven on dividing- Tye’s writing appeals to people of all walks of life, gay, straight, white, or black.
About Roberta Munroe (Producer) – Roberta Munroe is a filmmaker and film consultant. She has been a director of programming and programmer at film festivals across the country and, of course, programmed the acclaimed short film program at The Sundance Film Festival for 5 years.
As a director, she was accepted into the Fox Searchlight Directors Program (foxsearchlab) and has made 2 award winning short films Dani and Alice and Happy Birthday that have played at over 150 film festivals worldwide and gained distribution deals on iTunes, Logo and through Wolfe Video.
Other films Roberta has produced: Holes To Heaven, The Procession (Starring Lily Tomlin & Jesse Tyler Ferguson), Vivienne Again. She also wrote, directed and produced two short films commissioned by the UNFPA, Maja and Family Prayers.
She has been on several panels and juries including, Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival, Big Bear Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortsFest, NewFest and The North Carolina School of Film. Roberta has mentored students at Inner-city Filmmakers for 4 years and was recently named one of GONYC’s 100 Women We Love.
Roberta’s book How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From A Sundance Programmer published by Hyperion and distributed by HarperCollins.
To contact Roberta please visit her website www.robertamunroe.com
Or email: email@example.com
What We Need & What You Get
Here’s a list of some of the things your donation will help with.
- Film Equipment transport, rental and insurance.
- Professional post production edit and sound mixing
- Film Premiere
- Film Festival Fees
- Artwork, posters
- Travel and accommodations
In return you’ll receive awesome perks for your generosity, and immense gratitude from the cast and crew for helping this beautiful film come to life.
Other Ways You Can Help
Can’t contribute $$$? You can still help in other ways: Help us get the word out and make some noise about PreDestined! Put it on your Facebook, Twitter, and Email the link to people who may be interested.