Friday, July 11, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for Students/Seniors
This month is a first for CaFA Film Nights. We’ll be screening the entire first season of the webseries, Docket 32357. Along with the screening, we’ll host a Q&A session with the filmmakers, as well as the series’ stars, Tara Godomski and Ashley Denise Robinson.
Aboout Docket 32357: A self-confessed Law and Order fan, Eljon came up with the idea for the story one day, while watching the show. She initially wrote it as a full length, however, it was first presented as a short film. Directed by Randy Wilkins, the short travelled to the film festival and picked up several awards along the way, including the Audience Award Winner of th 2012 International Black Film Festival of Nashville, and a nomination for Best Short Filml at the Birmingham Black Film Festival. The film then went on to win the 2013 Inaugural Huffington Post Black Voices Breakthrough Theater Grand Jury Prize. After a successful fund raising drive on Seed & Spark, the webseries was created.
Synopsis: In an eerily quiet courtroom hallway, Lois anxiously awaits the announcement of docket number 32357. Valerie, a successful retail buyer, rushes to take a seat along the bench we find Lois sitting on. The ominous voice that bellows from the speaker inspires a conversation between Lois and Valerie.n As the two women grow more comfortable they realize their meeting is anything, but by chance. What the two women discover will change their lives moving forward.
Docket 32357 examines the need to overcome loneliness even from the most unexpected of places and how we feel once that opportunity is squandered.
About Eljon Wardally: Eljon Wardally is a New York-based Playwright and Screenwriter whose current project DOCKET 32357 is receiving rave reviews for its poignant story of an estranged wife and a grieving mother who discover an awful truth while in a courtroom hallway. Now a growingly popular web series, DOCKET32357 has attracted widespread critical and audience acclaim — including the inaugural Huffington Post Black Voices “Breakthrough Theater Grand Jury Prize” — and was chosen as the Official Selection at the 2014 Toronto Black Film Festival, 2013 Los Angeles Women’s Film Festival, and 2012 Lady Filmmakers Festival, among others.
Wardally’s work for the theatric stage has also achieved prestigious recognition; her play Bishop — directed by the prolific Seret Scott — has been selected as a finalist in the Kennedy Center MFA Playwright’s Workshop, and was a semi-finalist at the The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Wardally is an MFA graduate of Fordham University/Primary Stages’ inaugural MFA in Playwriting program. She is currently working on the second season of DOCKET 32357.
About Randy Wilkins: Randy Wilkins is a New York City native and two-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker whose latest project DOCKET 32357 has claimed numerous accolades — including the inaugural Huffington Post Black Voices “Breakthrough Theater Grand Jury Prize” — and was the Official Selection at the 2014 Toronto Black Film Festival, 2013 Phoenix Film Festival, the 2012 Urbanworld and Orlando Film Festivals, and others. A graduate of NYU’s esteemed Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program, where he earned a chair’s fellowship and a Master of Fine Arts in 2009, Wilkins’ thesis short film OSVALDO’s earned an exclusive license agreement with HBO for broadcast along with various awards and festivals, among them the title of “Best Short Film” at the Colorado Film Festival. Raised through the legendary Forty Acres and A Mule Filmworks,
he served as Editor on Spike Lee’s upcoming joints DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS and JESUS SHUTTLESWORTH for ESPN. Currently Wilkins is developing his first feature script PRAY FOR A LITTLE MORE SPRING, as well as the well-anticipated second season of DOCKET 32357.
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