8:46 IS THE TIME IT TOOK TO TAKE A BLACK MAN’S LIFE. IT’S TIME TO RECLAIM THIS NUMBER AND TAKE THE TIME BACK. TO TURN PAIN INTO PROGRESS. 8:46 IS THE TIME WE WILL TAKE TO TELL A BETTER STORY, RECLAIM OUR JOY, AND REIMAGINE OUR STORIES, 8 MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS AT A TIME.
AS PREMIERED AT TRIBECA:
CUPIDS, SLOW PULSE, PEARL AND HENRY & SHE DREAMS AT SUNRISE
Zoey Martinson is an award-winning writer and director in film and off-Broadway theater. Her film, The Fisherman, is currently streaming on HBO Max, and her direct-to-TV movie, Uthandiwe Uyatshata II is available on DSTV South Africa. Zoey is a writer on season two of the comedy series Betty on HBO Max.
Her film, Cupids, follows the story of three children and their imaginations as they worry about their beloved school bus driver.
Marshall Tyler is an award-winning writer and director who combines truthful storytelling with a lyrical cinematic aesthetic. His films have screened at Sundance, BlackStar, and CIFF. His last two shorts are available on HBO (Cap) and Vimeo (Night Shift). He most recently directed 9-1-1 for Fox.
His film, Slow Pulse, centers on a determined hard worker at a go-nowhere job, as he heals and finds hope by learning to dance.
Gibrey Allen is an award-winning writer and director. His narrative feature Right Near the Beach has earned multiple nominations and awards worldwide, including Special Jury Recognition at the New Orleans Film Festival. Gibrey is currently developing a feature film.
His film, Pearl and Henry, shines a spotlight on the titular couple who enjoy the simple pleasures of daily routine despite the ever-changing world.
Camrus Johnson's animated short, Grab My Hand: A Letter to My Dad has won awards across the globe, and his second short Blue Bison has its world premiere soon. He currently has a feature film and animated series in development with three comic books on the way.
In She Dreams at Sunrise, an elderly woman escapes mundane reality through dreams while her great-nephew helps to reconnect her to what she's actually missing.
RECLAIMING THE TIME
Tribeca Film Festival, SATURDAY MORNING, and P&G have joined forces to produce, finance, and promote films that are
8 minutes and 46 seconds in length in the hopes of turning a time associated with hate into a genuine reason for hope.
WIDEN THE SCREEN
Sustained action and investment are necessary to address the systemic bias and inequality in advertising and media. Widen The Screen is a content creation, talent development, and partnership platform that celebrates creativity and enables Black creators to share the full richness of the Black experience.
This is how P&G is showing up for Black creators––both behind the camera and on the screen.
Learn more about Widen The Screen at: us.pg.com/widen-the-screen.