“A woman’s struggle with her multiracial identity gets seriously twisted in this dramedy short film.”
Up-and-comer Brittani Noel joins forces with Director Shilpi Roy (Brown Girls, Freeform), Sundance Alum Stacie Theon (Abbie Cancelled, Birds of America), and Leah McKendrick (M.F.A., SXSW) to make The Other, a short film exploring the distinct struggles of being in-between races. When multiracial Mischa discovers that society has a need to put people into ethnic boxes, and that not all boxes are created equal, things get really twisted, really fast…
“Diversity is a hot button issue right now,” says Roy.
“We need to be exploring it and talking about it as a society, and there’s no better way to continue to spark conversation and understanding than with this film.”
This story shines a light on the unique plight of the mixed race person in a way that’s relatable to anyone who has ever felt like “the other.”
Roy is no stranger to the delicate topic of race in modern American society, having just completed her comedy pilot Brown Girls, which centers on an Indian-American woman and a recently emigrated Indian woman. Signing on to direct The Other was a natural and serendipitous fit, and focuses on a topic Roy feels passionate about.
The film will star Brittani Noel alongside Brent Bailey (Criminal Minds, Rizzoli & Isles Californication), known for his starring role in the popular Emmy Award-winning web series Emma Approved. The Other’s Kickstarter campaign is now live and seeking to complete funding over the next few weeks.
Written by Brittani Noel, Directed by Shilpi Roy, and starring Brittani Noel and Brent Bailey.
The Kickstarter campaign is available for viewing HERE
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