Today, we launch Docket 32357 – The Webseries, on Studio Anansit Tv.
Written by writer of Grenadian heritage, Eljon Wardally, Docket 32357 is the story of Lois and Valerie; two isolated married women who are united by tragedy while on their respective journeys to conquer their loneliness. Docket explores how far we will go for a meaningful relationship and what happens when an opportunity to experience one is squandered.
Docket 32357 began as a play written for the theater. The first scene of the play was made into a critically acclaimed short film and went on to win numerous film festival awards, and was the inaugural winner of the Huffington Post Black Voices Breaktrhough Theater Grand Jury Prize. Bouyed by the film’s success, the producers went on to produce the entire play as a web series.
Eljon Wardally is a Playwright and Screenwriter born in New York with Grenadian roots. She got her start performing at Downtown Art Theatre on the Lower East Side and has worked for MTV as a Producer/ Director covering red carpets and special events across the U.S. and Caribbean. Plays include:Bishop (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist, Kennedy Center Semi-Finalist) The Gift (The Network One Act Festival Semi-Finalist), Home Sweet Home (The Strawberry Festival Semi Finalist), Return To Sender (The Network One Act Festival Semi-Finalist), Docket 32357 (New Works By Young Women Finalist), Charlotte’s Song (Judson Church).
Short Films include: Kicked, Docket 32357 (Winner Audience Choice International Black Film Festival of Nashville, Winner Grand Jury Prize Huffington Post Black Voices Breakthrough Theater Series). Eljon wrote Docket 32357, a full length play, after suffering a stroke when she was 29. The first scene was made into an award winning short film of the same name and has been in over 27 festivals across the country. A web series of the same name was launched in 2014. She received her MFA in Playwriting from Fordham/Primary Stages as part of its Inaugural class.
Eljon is also the author of the blog: http://imakethestrokeunitsexy.blogspot.com
Randy Wilkins is a two time EMMY Award winning, director, cinematographer and editor from the Bronx, NY. Shortly after receiving his B.A. in English from Franklin and Marshall College, Randy’s lifelong dream to play professional baseball was shattered after a significant injury. Under these tragic circumstances, he discovered a new passion: filmmaking. Befriending legendary filmmaker Spike Lee and by the director’s urging, Randy enrolled in 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.
Randy’s NYU thesis short film, “Osvaldo’s,” earned an exclusive license agreement with HBO for broadcast as well as numerous awards and festival screenings including Best Short Film at the Colorado Film Festival. Professionally, Randy has been raised through the legendary Forty Acres and A Mule Filmmworks. Beginning as an editorial intern on “Inside Man,” Randy has worked on several Lee projects including “When the Levees Broke,” “Miracle at St. Anna,” “If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise,” as well as various commercials. Mr. Wilkins’ latest work, “Docket 32357 The Web Series,” based on the award winning short, is available now. The short enjoyed success on the festival circuit with numerous selections including Newport Beach, Phoenix, Hollyshorts and Urbanworld, while winning the inaugural Huffington Post Black Voices Breakthrough Theater Series Grand Jury Prize along with the Audience Choice Award at the International Black Film Festival of Nashville and a Best Short Film at the Florence Short Film Showcase. Randy earned two Emmys for his cinematography on the FOX 59 Promo “Indiana Made” and PIX 11 Promo “Lionel.” He is currently developing his first feature script “Pray for A Little More Spring” and preparing for Season Two of “Docket 32357 The Web Series,” while serving as Editor on Lee’s new joints “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” “Jesus Shuttlesworth” for ESPN, “Katt Williams Priceless” for HBO and “What Is The Triangle? A Spike Lee Orange and Blue Skies Joint” for the MSG Network.
Watch the series HERE.