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A NYC transplant and aspiring artist speaks to a documentary crew about her struggles finding an affordable home in her dream city, while being true to herself as an artist. Now that she's finally found what seemed like the perfect studio apartment, she's dealing with the supernatural price of cheap rent. Blending the styles of documentary filmmaking and internet profile pieces, this mini mockumentary pokes fun at aspirational living. The Price of Cheap Rent uses humor to reflect on the economic and ethical challenges for Black millennials in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods.

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Film Contact:

Maya Tanaka 


  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    English, Dutch
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Narrative Short
  • Director
    Amina Sutton, Maya Tanaka
  • Screenwriter
    Amina Sutton
  • Producer
    Maya Tanaka, Amina Sutton, Selah Peterson
  • Executive Producer
    Amber Dennis, Amina Sutton, Maya Tanaka
  • Cast
    Amina Sutton, Wyatt Cenac