2021 Vancouver Black Independent Film Festival

$tack$ & Love Tap & Run George

Expired January 1, 2022 6:00 AM
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Love tap: Gian Smith's talent spans over many crafts. Primarily a filmmaker these days, having recently been awarded a film grant from the Gene Siskel institute for his forthcoming film "love tap", Gian has a diverse artistic background. His first short film the Adulterer was accepted into a dozen film festivals including the Bronzelens festival, Black Harvest Festival, the 30th annual Ft. Lauderdale film festival and it also won the prestigious Remi award at 49th annual Worldfest Houston International Film Festival. "The Adulterer" has since been developed as an episodic series. The series has already been accepted into four festivals early on includingUrbanfilmmakers, Afrikana festival & International Black Film Festival in Nashville. This marks the beginning of a wonderful career telling stories on screen for all audiences.


Gerald Webb conceived, wrote, produced and directed $TACK$. While the film marks Webb’s directorial debut, the Daytime Emmy nominated producer, actor and former casting executive is no stranger to filmmaking. He has produced 35+ films, cast 100+ films and has appeared as an actor in over 150 films and television shows including: BARRY, BULL, GOOD TROUBLE, CSI: LOS ANGELES, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, WORKAHOLICS, AGENT CARTER, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA and many more. In 2012, Gerald co-founded production company, DeInstitutionalized, LLc, with Christopher Ray. The company has produced and delivered films to partners including: Netflix, MarVista Entertainment, Syfy Network, Lifetime Network, ION Television and Cinedigm. Gerald also executive produced DeInstitutionalized’s new scripted digital series, FraXtur. Prior to co-founding Deinstitutionalized, Gerald through his other company, Transformation Films, cast 100+ feature films including Syfy network’s mega-hits SHARKNADO 1-3 and the first season of Syfy's series Z-NATION. Gerald worked his way up to the executive position of Director of Talent for The Asylum studios, producers of Sharknado and Z-NATION. He immediately went to work to transform the diversity of the studios' films. Under Gerald's guidance, star name casting for The Asylum’s films grew by 380% and diversity in casting across all categories more than doubled. In 2019, Gerald Webb was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as a producer. He’s also garnered 7 Telly Awards in 2018 for Circus Kane, two in 2019 for 2nd Chance For Christmas and 1 in 2021 for ASSAULT ON VA-33. The Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) awarded A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME Best Horror Feature. Gerald produced and starred in the film alongside Aurora Perrineau, Bill Cobbs, Richard Grieco and Eddie Steeples. BIFF also nominated Gerald for Best actor for his lead role in A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME. Gerald is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, The Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA) and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). Currently Gerald can be seen guest starring on LA’s Finest, 9-1-1 and in Deinstitutionalized’s upcoming action film ASSAULT ON VA-33


Run George: My name is Vuyani Makausu, I have a Bachelor of Technology degree in multimedia design. After studying at the University of Johannesburg (Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture) I was employed at various companies creating TV and online content. I gained experience as a Offline editor: In 2013 - 14 I edited films for e-tv’s ekasi stories, as well as Mzansi Magic’s Dineo’s Diary season 3. Researcher and Assistant Director: In 2015 I expanded my skillset by working as a researcher and assistant director for SABC 1 youth television show Mi kasi Su Kasi season 1. Offline and Online Editor: From 2015 to 2017 I worked as an offline and online editor for SABC 1’s lifestyle television show, Selimathunzi. Editing close to a hundred episodes.  Post-production Supervisor: In 2018 I worked as a Post-production supervisor for season 2 of SABC1’s Mi Kasi Su Kasi (SAFTA award winner for Best Youth Programme).

Unprecedented times force two fierce rivals to come face to face, for the first time in over a decade, to close a deal for the most valuable substance on earth. Featuring the Daytime Emmy nominated performance of Mark Christopher Lawrence as Hector, $TACK$ is a sarcastic plea for every viewer to be responsible for the attitudes, assumptions and judgments buried deep inside themselves. It’s timely message taunts, teases and dares the audience to discover the film’s hidden twists and clues before their own biases and assumptions lead them down the wrong path. Wedsite Facebook Twitter IG IMDB

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    7:26 min
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    North America
  • Rating
    PG-13
  • Director
    Gerald Webb
  • Screenwriter
    Gerald Webb
  • Producer
    Gerald Webb
  • Co-Producer
    Mark Christopher Lawrence / Meredith Thomas
  • Filmmaker
    Gerald Webb
  • Cast
    Mark Christopher Lawrence, Diahnna Nicole Baxter, Calvin Winbush, Tarnue Massaquoi, Jamie Burton-Oare, Jadarrel Belser
  • Cinematographer
    Thomas Hennessy
  • Editor
    Jeff Murphy and Kenneth Prieto
  • Composer
    Knappy
  • Sound Design
    Quest Pacifica
  • Music
    Dropping Deuces (song) by G. Webb produced by Knappy