"My Dead Selfie" Wins The Best Experimental Feature Film Award
Filmmaker Joy Shannon Took Home The Honors With Her Supernatural Thriller My Dead Selfie
MY DEAD SELFIE stars Ginger( Sharena Walker) an African American woman and her white husband Hal(AJ Garrett) as they enjoy their passionate marriage that does not include much discussion on race. Yet Hal has a family secret, he comes from a long line of vicious overseers form slavery who secretly practiced the occult. Now, in a house that is possessed by the demonic spirits of racism, Ginger has no choice but to hope that her life matters. Ms. Shannon takes us into a world of ancestry and race and makes us wonder about the power of karma.
Joy Shannon is a writer and director of indie feature films. Years ago a historian of African American cinema conducted a study and determined that Joy's first 16mm feature film, Rags to Reality (aka Uptown Angel) was the first feature film directed by an African American woman to get a home video deal and the first to get released in the then popular Blockbusters (under the title of Uptown Angel.) Joy has her BFA from Howard University and her MA in film from The American University, both in Washington, DC. She served as a juror for the Corporation for Public Broadcast (CPB) and was a grant recipient from AFI and WETA. Joy has also taught filmmaking to teens who were former gang members and to dyslectic students. Joy currently resides in Los Angeles and her past films include a feature and a short version of 3rd Generation Female Gangsta, a short comedy entitled Sexless After 45, and a screw-ball feature comedy entitled Stuck With Jazz (aka All That Jazzin'). My Dead Selfie is Joy's first horror film.
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