Posted on December 13th, 2014

​​'The Bravest, the Boldest', directed by Moon Molson

​Two Army Casualty Notification Officers arrive at Vivien Thomas projects in Harlem to tell Sayeeda Porter that her son has been killed in "the war" in the Middle East. The only problem is…Sayeeda ain’t trying to hear that.
​Directed by Moon Molson
Screenplay by Eric Fallen & Moon Molson
Produced by Pelin Uzay
Starring Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Carlo Alban, Hisham Tawfiq, Venida Evans, Dante E. Clark​

FESTIVALS & AWARDS  (scroll down for full list) 
  • 2014 Sundance Film Festival (WORLD PREMIERE)
  • 2014 Urbanworld Film Festival (NEW YORK PREMIERE)
  • 2014 International Film Festival Bratislava (INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE- SLOVAKIA)                                        
  • 2014 San Diego Film Festival                                                                                                    BEST NARRATIVE SHORT AWARD
  • 2014 BendFilm Festival                                                                                                             BEST NARRATIVE SHORT AWARD
  • 2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival                                                                                          BEST ACTOR (Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris) and BRONZE MEDAL for BEST FILM 
  • 2014 24fps Int'l Film Festival                                                                                                GRAND JURY PRIZE, BEST DIRECTOR (Moon Molson),                                                          and BEST ACTRESS (Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris
  • 2014 Nantucket Film Festival                                                                                          AUDIENCE AWARD FOR SHORT FILM
  • 2014 Independent Film Festival of Boston                                                                       SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
  • 2014 Atlanta Film Festival                                                                                            FILMMAKER TO WATCH AWARD
  • 2014 Roxbury International Film Festival                                                                               BEST NARRATIVE SHORT AWARD
  • 2014 Florida Film Festival                                                                                                    SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING STORYTELLING
  • 2014 San Francisco Black Film Festival                                                                                   BEST SHORT FILM AWARD
  • 2014 Marin County International Festival of Short Film & Video                                              BEST NARRATIVE AWARD
  • 2014 Indie Memphis Film Festival                                                                                            AUDIENCE AWARD
  • ​2014 Starz Denver Film Festival                                                                                                 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
  • 2014 Miami Short Film Festival                                                                                                BEST NARRATIVE FILM      
  • 2015 Pan African Film Festival                                                                                                          BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
  • 2015 ReelWorld Film Festival (CANADA)                                                                                          OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM 
  • 2015 San Luis Obispo Int'l Film Festival                                                                                           BEST NARRATIVE SHORT  
  • 2015 Victoria TX Indie Film Festival
  • 2015 Holly Shorts Film Festival                                                                                                           GRAND JURY AWARD and BEST ACTRESS (Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris)
  • 2015 Tacoma Film Festival                                                                                                                 BEST SCREENPLAY and BEST ACTRESS (Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris)
  • 2015 NYC Shorts Film Fest                                                                                                            BEST DRAMA
  • 2015 Breckenridge Film Festival                                                                                                         BEST SHORT DRAMA and BEST EDITING
  • 2015 Harlem Int'l Film Festival                                                                                                            TOP TEN BEST SHORTS
  • 2015 WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL                                                                                                    BEST DRAMA SHORT AUDIENCE AWARD and BEST NARRATIVE SHORT JURY AWARD
  • 2015 BlackStar Film Festival                                                                                                                BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
  • 2015 Capalbio Int'l Film Festival (Italy)                                                                                              BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, and REGENERATION SPECIAL MENTION
  • 2015 Ojai Film Festival                                                                                                                           HONORABLE MENTION
  • 2015 BronzeLens Film Festival                                                                                                             BEST SHORT and BEST ACTRESS (Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris)
  • 2015 FirstGlance Film Festival                                                                                                               BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris)  
  • 2015 Dallas VideoFest                                                                                                                           BEST SHORT
  • 2015 Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival                                                                                     BEST SHORT FILM                
  • 2015 New York Film Festival                                                                                                                  BEST DRAMA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • 2014 Palm Springs International ShortFest
  • 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival
  • 2015 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (FRANCE)
  • 2015 Bermuda International Film Festival
  • 2014 Aspen ShortsFest
  • 2014 LA Shorts Fest
  • 2014 Indie Memphis Film Festival
  • 2014 Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
  • 2014 Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • 2014 Sidewalk Film Festival
  • 2014 Indy Film Fest
  • 2014 Indianapolis International Film Festival
  • 2014 Little Rock Film Festival
  • 2014 Maryland Film Festival
  • 2014 International Athens Film + Video Festival
  • 2014 Nashville Film Festival
  • 2014 Dallas International Film Festival
  • 2014 Cleveland International Film Festival
  • 2014 Omaha Film Festival
  • 2014 Cucalorous Film Festival
  • 2014 Foyle Film Festival (N. IRELAND)
  • 2014 Gijon Int'l Film Festival (SPAIN)
  • 2014 Fairhope Film Festival    
  • 2014 Sleepwalkers Int'l Short Film Festival (ESTONIA)
  • 2014 Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film      
  • 2015 New Black Fest Short Film Festival
  • 2015 Trenton Film Festival 
  • 2015 La Guarimba Film Festival (ITALIAN PREMIERE)
  • 2015 Cellu L'Art International Film Festival (GERMAN PREMIERE)
  • 2015 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
  • 2015 Washington, DC International Film Festival
  • 2015 Alhambra Theatre Film Festival
  • 2015 Sarasota Film Festival
  • 2015 North Carolina Black Film Festival
  • 2015 Praxis Film Festival   
  • 2015 Hawaii Int'l Film Festival
  • 2015 New Orleans Film Festival
  • 2015 Edinburgh Short Film Festival
  • 2015 Big Apple Film Festival
  • 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival
  • 2015 Wine Country Film Festival
  • 2015 Concorto Film Festival
  • 2015 CloseUp NYC Film Festival
  • 2015 Valetta Film Festival
  • 2015 Macon Film Festival
  • 2015 Coney Island Film Festival
  • 2015 San Jose Int'l Short Film Festival
  • 2015 Aesthetica Short Film Festival (UK PREMIERE)
  • 2015 East Lansing Film Festival
  • 2015 Archipelago int'l Festival of Short Films & New Images                                                                                     
  • 2013 Nantucket Film Festival Tony Cox Screenplay Competition                                        WINNER - SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY 
  • 2013 Vail Film Festival Screenwriting Competition                                                                         SEMI-FINALIST - BEST SHORT SCRIPT
  • 2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition                                    GRAND PRIZE - BEST SHORT SCRIPT

Posted on December 3rd, 2014

ADVANTAGEOUS is an official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival!

In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Director:  Jennifer Phang

Starring:  Jacqueline Kim, Freya Adams, James Urbaniak, Jennifer Ehle, Ken Jeong, Samantha Kim, Jennifer Ikeda, Olivia Horton, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Theresa Navarro, Troi Zee, Mercedes Griffeth, Rex Lee, Jeanne Sakata, Daniel Abse

Posted on November 9th, 2014

The Bravest, the Boldest won three awards at the 2014 24fps International Film Festival!  

BEST ACTRESS - Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris 

Posted on October 5th, 2014

Sameerah won BEST ACTOR at the 2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival for her work as Sayeeda Porter in 'The Bravest, the Boldest', directed by Moon Molson!

Posted on July 11th, 2014

Sameerah has just been cast in the upcoming teen comedy,  The Outskirts.  

Directed by Peter Hutchings
Starring Victoria Justice and Eden Sher
Produced by BCDF Pictures (Higher Ground, Bachelorette)

Principal photography is set for July 2014.

Jodi and Mindy have suffered years of torment under the thumb of the school's alpha female. They plan to ride out their senior year under the radar, but when they become victims of a humiliating prank, the two hatch a plan to unite the outcasts of the school and start a social revolution.

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