🏛️ Bulletin: Folkert Verdoorn, Mimi Bowman, Akwasi Poku...

MUSIC VIDEO

Folkert Verdoorn directs ‘Blokke Gepikt’ (DC) for Mula B.

Visualizing Mula B’s transition from crime to pop culture through a dramatic ski jump. Released via Wilde Westen.

Filmed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Folkert Verdoorn — ‘Blokke Gepikt’ (DC) Mula B

CREATIVE SHORT

Mimi Bowman directs ‘Runt’.

All content, except for the first and last clip, has been pulled from across the internet.

Mimi Bowman — ‘Runt’

NARRATIVE SHORT

Akwasi Poku directs ‘The Therapist’.

An exploration of black men’s mental health and the often-overlooked role that barbershops play in providing a space for restoration and healing.

  • Akwasi Poku’s cinematic short celebrates the barbershop as a safe haven for Black men It’s Nice That

  • Akwasi Poku’s short film about barbershops and mental health WePresent

Starring Ash Barba, Brett Curtis, and Priscilla Fagbemi.

Akwasi Poku — ‘The Therapist’

Book Club

For February, we have selected ‘Film Business’ by LILLIAN ROSS — Lillian was a staff writer at The New Yorker for seven decades, and wrote on filmmakers regularly over the course of her extraordinary career.

Each month we spotlight a new or excellent reading, and offer our readers a chance to win a copy in a simple draw:

CLICK TO ENTER THE DRAW

Footnotes

23 Sundance Shorts Screenwriters Need to Watch
thescriptlab.com/23-sundance-shorts-screenwriters-need-to-watch

Does Barbie need all the Oscars for feminism?
vox.com/barbie-margot-robbie-greta-gerwig-oscar-snubs

Trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's 'One from the Heart: Reprise'
firstshowing.net/francis-ford-coppola-one-from-the-heart-reprise

Nora Fingscheidt on Her Sundance Alcoholism Drama, The Outrun
filmmakermagazine.com/interview-nora-fingscheidt/

Spike Lee Partners with MSU For Internship Program
blackenterprise.com/lights-camera-action-spike-lee

The Director Who Was Never as Famous as His Movies
theatlantic.com/norman-jewison-obituary

How Jonathan Glazer became Britain’s most mysterious filmmaker
independent.co.uk/jonathan-glazer-films-zone-of-interest

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