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Idealistic young man Nigel has been in a secret romantic relationship with his friend, Malik, for several weeks, seemingly content with their unofficial status, but he longs for more. After a night of passionate lovemaking, Nigel asks Malik to stay the night, and is rejected. Taking matters into his own hands, he kisses Malik outside in the middle of the night, when they are caught, Nigel is violently rejected. In the aftermath, he reflects alone on their time together in order to move on.


Jovan James, one of PRINDIE's 2020 Official Selection Filmmakers, is a filmmaker and photographer from Baltimore dedicated to showing the black experience with compassion and unflinching honesty. Starting from a young age with an interest in medicine and science, he independently discovered his love for film as a teenager. Jovan earned his BFA at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He started at NYU Tisch Grad Film in 2014 where he made his first short film, "The Jump Off", that explores the end of a relationship between two young gay black men, it had its film festival debut at UrbanWorld in New York City and has played at over twenty film festivals across North America. His most recent short film, "Tadpole", which follows the possible beginning of a queer teenage romance, debuted at New Hampshire Film Festival 2018, where it was awarded Best Student Film, and has since played over a dozen festivals across the country. After graduating from Tisch Grad Film in May 2019, he relocated to Los Angeles and was selected as a fall intern at the coveted internship program at Bad Robot Productions. In January 2020, Jovan premiered his newest short film and NYU Grad thesis, BUCK, at the Sundance Film Festival.

  • Year
    2017
  • Runtime
    00:05:11
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Executive Producer
    Brittany Fennell
  • Cinematographer
    Elegance Bratton