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A MATTER OF PREJUDICE

A MATTER OF PREJUDICE

LANGUAGES: English - French | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Drama / Comedy / LGBTQ
Running Time: 24'
Year of production: 2017

SYNOPSIS

A Matter of Prejudice takes a modern twist on an 1893 short story by Kate Chopin and explores the beauty of love and acceptance when an aging woman finally overcomes her prejudice. Our hero is a French-speaking African immigrant named Madame Carambeau, aka Madame C. Because of her religious beliefs and fears, she hasn't spoken to her gay son in seven years even though it pains her. Her mindset begins to change after a chance encounter with a sick little girl during her grandson’s seventh birthday party. Relevant in today’s society and sensitive to the struggles of the LGBTQ community, this story shows what can happen when we simply open our hearts.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Sandra Lince, Filmmaker LLC; A Matter of Prejudice, LLC
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Gboungué Clamoungou
Farrah Tassy
Osriq Trinide
Carollani Sandberg
Jahmaul Bakare

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Sandra Lince
Screenwriter: Sandra Lince; Story by, Kate Chopin
Producer: Sandra Lince
Director of Photography: Daniel Mimura
Sound:Tara Munoz
Editing: Bryson Michael
Sound Editing: Paul Eric Miller
Music Composer: Sammy Applegate

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Comedy - LGBTQ
Language: English/ French
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2017
Total running time: 24 minutes
Shooting format: RED ONE
Color type: COLOR
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Sound format: Dolby Surround

AWARDS

2017 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, Florence, Alabama (World Premiere) *Gold Lion Best Professional Narrative Short

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

2017 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, Florence, Alabama (World Premiere) *Gold Lion Best Professional Narrative Short
2017 Festival International du Film PanAfricain (International Premiere) Cannes, France
2017 Gene Siskel Center Black Harvest Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois
2017 Local Sightings Film Festival, Seattle, Washington
2017 Gig Harbor Film Festival, Gig Harbor, Washington
2017 Caribbean African Latinx Film Festival Without Borders, Chicago, Illinois
2017 Twin Cities Black Film Festival, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2017 Paris Lift-off Online Festival, Paris, France
2017 Africa International Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria
2017 Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival, Bainbridge Island, Washington
2018 A Matter of Prejudice released late August for purchase and streaming on iTunes, Amazon Prime, and Google Play via BitMax
2019 A Matter of Prejudice released on Nvivo TV. The Africa International Film Festival, in partnership with Envivo Communications Ltd.
Prior to filming, the short screenplay earned the following honors:
Quarterfinalist ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest, 2015
Semi-finalist Reel Writers Short Screenplays, 2015
Semi-finalist Circus Road Screenplay Contest, 2014