News By Tag
* American Black Film Festival
* Clifton Powell
* African American
* Film Festival
* More Tags...
News By Place
"Young Cesar" Nominated For 6 Awards At The American Black Film Festival
American World Pictures will feature film at AFM 2007
By: Madison Hill PR
The American Black Film Festival, http://www.abff.com, has nominated "Young Cesar"in the following categories. The Heineken Red Star Award, Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay (Fitzgerald Scott), Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor (Dominic Daniel), Grand Jury Prize for Best Director (Sheldon Candis), Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture, and the Audience Award for Best U.S. Feature.
In this urban thriller, "Young Cesar" is the story of Ali Dean (Clifton Powell) and his demise as a father to his two sons Cesar (Dominic Daniel) and Tariq (Sam Sarpong).Ali is sentenced to a life behind bars for a vicious murder during a botched robbery attempt on The Dean family in the 80's. , Behind bars and unable to guide his sons through the perils of the rough streets they grow up in, Ali sits helplessly as he watches Cesar become trapped within the growing and lucrative drug trade. The story quickly speeds full circle as Ali is ultimately released from prison the very same day his eldest son Cesar starts his own life sentence.
"Young Cesar" director Sheldon Candis stated “At the heart of this film, "Young Cesar" offers social commentary on the demise of the present day African-American male. My hope is that our audience will examine the long lasting generational effects that currently exist, while prompting them to urgently strengthen the present day Black American Family. I am thankful for American World Pictures support in the pursuit of this message that will now reach far beyond American Borders into the International consciousness.”
ABOUT AMERICAN WORLD PICTURES:
Based in Los Angeles, American World Pictures has distinguished itself as one of the leading and most consistent independent production and distribution companies in the industry. Under the experienced hand of company founder Dana Dubovsky and President Mark L. Lester, American World Pictures focuses on distributing films to the domestic and international marketplace. The company’s growing distribution slate is comprised of genre-driven, demographic specific internally produced films, co-productions and acquisitions. Official website: http://www.americanworldpictures.com.