2020

JANUARY 14TH (Short Film)

Film Festivals:

  • Official Selection, San Francisco Black Film Festival

  • Official Selection, Indie Short Fest-Los Angeles 

  • Official Selection, Pan African Film Festival (Academy Qualifying)

  • Official Selection, Miami Independent Film Fest (Monthly Edition)

 

Honors & Awards 

  • Winner - Best Short Film, Top Indie Film Awards

  • Winner - Best Director, Top Indie Film Awards

  • Winner - Hollywood Chills 12: Entertainment Summit

  • Finalist - Best First Time Filmmaker, New York Movie Awards

  • Nominated - Best Writer, Queen Palm International Film Festival

  • Nominee - Best Cinematography, Top Indie Film Awards

  • Nominee - Best Writing, Top Indie Film Awards

  • Nominee - Best Editing, Top Indie Film Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Black Truth Film Festival

ROSES IN THE WATER (Feature)

  • Grant Development Winner, Stowe Story Labs

  • Finalist, SAGindie Fellowship, Stowe Story Labs

  • Official Selection, Industry Next Screenwriting Initiative

PINEY RIDGE (TV Pilot)

  • #4 on The Red List (Top 20 Screenplays, Historical TV Category)

2019

PINEY RIDGE (TV Pilot)

  • #4 on The Red List (Top 20 Screenplays, Historical TV Category)

  • Winner, The Script Lab 2019 Screenplay Contest

  • Finalist, Film Empire Diversity Screenplay Contest 

  • Finalist, SAGindie Fellowship

  • Finalist, WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Fellowship

  • Semifinalist, Screencraft Pilot Launch Screenplay Competition

  • Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

ROSES IN THE WATER (Feature)

  • Semifinalist, Ermantourage Industry Next Screenplay Contest 

THE SOURCE (Short)

  • Finalist, Get It Made Short Film Program

JANUARY 14TH (Short)

  • Quarterfinalist, 2019 Southern California Screenplay Competition

2018

PINEY RIDGE (TV Pilot)

  • Finalist (Top 4), Film Empire Diversity Screenplay Contest 

  • Finalist (Top 15), The Breakk Screenwriting Competition

  • Finalist, FutureFemme Screenwriting Competition (Best TV Drama Pilot)

  • Semifinalist/2nd Round, Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab

  • Semifinalist/2nd Round, MACRO Episodic Lab 

  • Quarterfinalist (Top 50), Write/LA Screenwriting Contest

  • Quarterfinalist, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

  • Quarterfinalist, WeScreenplay TV Contest

2014-2017

THE RIDGE (Short)

  • Semifinalist, Top 50, Cinequest Screenwriting Competition, 2017 

  • Semifinalist, Best Short Screenplay, Fade In Awards, 2017

PINEY RIDGE (TV Pilot)

  • Semifinalist, Industry Insider Television Writing Contest, 2015

 

DEEP RIVERS (Play)

  • Official Selection, NAACP Theatre Festival, LA, CA, 2014

  • Official Selection, 1st Annual Paul Robeson Theatre Festival at Robey Theatre, LA, CA, 2014

2011-2013

ROSES IN THE WATER (Play)

  • Semifinalist, Juilliard, 2013 Lila Acheson American Playwriting Program

  • Finalist, Hidden River Arts Playwriting Award, 2012

  • Finalist, Ashland New Play Festival, 2012

  • Semifinalist, Reverie Prods. Next Generation Playwriting Contest, 2012

 

FORGIVING MUNIRA (Play)

  • Honorable Mention, CAST One-Act Playwriting Competition, 2012

 

A MOMENT OF FAITH (Play)

  • Playwriting Residency, The Essential Theatre, Washington, D.C., 2011

  • Official Selection, Page to Stage Festival, The Kennedy Center, 2011

2010

ROSES IN THE WATER (Play)

  • Winner, Jewel Box Theatre Playwriting Award for Best Original Play, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Playwriting Fellow, Voices at the River II Residency, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock, AR

  • Finalist, R. Joyce Whitley Festival of New Plays, Karamu House, Cleveland, OH

A MOMENT OF FAITH (Play) 

  • Finalist, Hidden River Arts Playwriting Award

2008-2009

ROSES IN THE WATER (Play)

  • Winner, Write Movies International Writing Competition, 2009 

  • Winner, 78th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition (Stageplay Category), 2009

  • Finalist, New Works for a New Season, Urban Stages, NY, 2009

  • Finalist, National Playwriting Award, Arts Club of Washington, D.C., 2009

  • Official Selection, National Black Theatre Festival, Winston-Salem, NC, 2009

THE SOURCE (Short)

  • Quarterfinalist, Fade In Awards, Short Screenplay Contest, 2009

SOMETHING MORE THAN THIS (Play)

  • Finalist, Longwood Univ. Playwriting Competition, Longwood, VA, 2009

  • Finalist, Magnolia Arts Ctr. Playwriting Competition, Greenville, SC, 2008

PINEY RIDGE (Play)

  • Grant Recipient, smART Ventures Award, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle, WA, 2008

2005-2007

NAMED ONE OF THE '50 PLAYWRIGHTS to WATCH'

Dramatists Guild of America, 2007

PINEY RIDGE (Play)

  • Winner, Emerging Playwright Award, Fn Productions, New York, 2007

  • Winner, Eight Tens @ Eight Festival, Santa Cruz Actors' Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA, 2007

  • Finalist, ActOberFest, Secret Rose Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 2007

  • Finalist, In Preparation Play Festival, Seattle, WA, 2007

THE SOURCE (Play)

  • Finalist, Ashland New 10-Minute Play Festval, Ashland, OR, 2007

HARAM/FORBIDDEN (Play)

  • Finalist, Seattle Dramatists Avalanche Festival of New Plays, Seattle, WA, 2007

SADIE'S KITCHEN (Play)

  • Grant Recipient, Artist Trust GAP Award, Seattle, WA, 2005

  • Official Selection, National Black Theatre Festival, Winston-Salem, NC, 2005

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