SIXTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS (2019)

  • Dark Comedy, Comedy, Dramedy, Short
  • 17min

Sixteen Thousand Dollars is a narrative comedy short film that imagines a world in which a struggling black college grad (Brodie) wakes up to find that reparations have finally been paid to descendants of slaves in America. With this new found capital, he will decide how best to spend his reparations, totaling a mere $16,000. His half-sister Ellington has dreams of starting her own small business with her reparations, however she first needs to kick Brodie off of her couch. Receiving reparations opens up old wounds of slavery, Jim Crow, and systematic oppression that they must assess on their journey.

Director

Symone Baptiste

Line Producer

Caron Clancey

Producer

Michelle Zei

Editor

Andrew Gust

Director of Photography

Solomon Turner

Art Director

Jenell Randall

Language

English