Charlotte

Charlotte

Drama
Short
Los Angeles
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Alex and her friend Charlotte are inseparable. When Charlotte wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along and develops feelings she doesn't understand.
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About the project

The first draft of Charlotte was written 3 years ago.  After over a year of auditioning we've finally locked our cast.  I'm so passionate about this story and setting the film in my hometown, Baltimore.  As an African American woman, it's important for me to not only give unheard characters a voice but also to tell stories that provoke dialogue. 

Synopsis

Alex and her friend Charlotte are inseparable.  When Charlotte wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along and develops feelings she doesn't understand.  

ABOUT THIS TEAM

Angel Kristi Williams — Director/Writer

Originally from Baltimore Maryland, Angel received her BA in Visual Art (Photography & Film) from the University of Maryland.  Her work has been exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art and AMC Theatres.  After graduation she worked in television as a Marketing Post Production Coordinator for Discovery Communications before being awarded the Lumiere Scholarship to attend Columbia College Chicago as an MFA candidate in Cinema Directing.  Her short film The Christmas Tree has screened at numerous festivals both domestically and internationally.  In addition to filmmaking Angel also has a passion for teaching and has taught film production at the high school and undergraduate levels.  Angel's films consistently explore the human condition, transposing stories onscreen through an African American female lens.  Most recently she was accepted as 1 of 30 filmmakers into Film Independent's Project Involve as a Directing Fellow.

 

Mel Jones — Producer

Mel Jones is a passionate independent content producer and storyteller.  Mel entered the world of non-fiction television, working full time at Discovery Communications. As her interest in narrative filmmaking grew she applied to the American Film Institute (AFI) and was awarded the highly coveted Hewlett Packard Scholarship to attend. Shortly after earning her MFA in Producing, Mel gained employment at Participant Media, a major American production company committed to social entrepreneurship and responsibility through film. Always hungry for opportunities and further development, while employed, she applied and was accepted into Film Independent’s Project Involve fellowship as a Producer. As a fellow, she began a mentorship with award winning independent Film Producer and Former Studio Executive Stephanie Allain, who later hired Mel to work alongside her at her production company Homegrown Films. Mel’s works have been exhibited on PBS, UK Channel 4, and the US festival circuit.

 

Michelle Lawler — Director of Photography

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Michelle is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer / director who has worked in film and television since 1999. In 2009, she directed a feature documentary called FOREVER’S GONNA START TONIGHT, which received a Frameline completion grant and has won several Audience Awards including at Outfest Los Angeles 2009. Michelle has shot several short films and recently completed two feature films including WILDNESS (2012) directed by Wu Tsang and BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (2013) starring and directed by Brea Grant. Lawler received a BFA in cinema from San Francisco State University and an MFA in Cinematography at the American Film Institute (AFI).

Schedule
Friday, March 28, 2014 to Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Distribution plan

Upon completion, the film will be packaged and submitted to festivals in the domestic and international markets. Once the festival circuit is complet we'll seek distribution on platforms like Tugg, PUMit, and Netflix.

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Log Line
A drama about those moments of childhood that never leave us.

UPDATES

Happy Mother's Day from the entire cast & crew of Charlotte and the sweetest Mommy/Daughter onscreen duo - Brianna Cormier and Denise Boutte!

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Angel Kristi Williams 4 months ago

Our writer/director Angel Kristi Williams sat down with Saint-Lucy. See brand new stills from the shoot and learn about the challenges and...

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Angel Kristi Williams 4 months ago

The Baltimore Times caught up with writer/director Angel Kristi Williams for an incredible conversation about the making of this film and building...

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Angel Kristi Williams 5 months ago

It's no small feat designing on a dime but THIS is what an incredible art department can do with a bedroom in a vacant Baltimore rowhome in a day...

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Angel Kristi Williams 5 months ago

I am so incredibly proud to be included in this list of 10 Directors To Watch in 2014! See the full list here ...

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Angel Kristi Williams 6 months ago

YESSSS! Charlotte is Funded! Thank YOU!

<3 Angel

 

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Angel Kristi Williams 6 months ago

Thank you so much for your donations and support of this film! I am incredibly excited to direct this film and cannot wait to share it with you....

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Angel Kristi Williams 6 months ago

Watch our young star Zayden Bates' video message!

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Angel Kristi Williams 6 months ago

Check out the trailer from our cinematographer Michelle Lawler's official Slamdance selection Best Friends Forever. ...

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  • Angel Kristi WilliamsDirector, Writer
  • Mel JonesProducer
  • Michelle LawlerDirector of Photographymore
  • Jason BeckerEditor

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