GRAMERCY Short Film Competition 2020


USA Premiere

Following the program, AFI Festivals Programmer Eric Moore leads a conversation between filmmakers Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood (GRAMERCY), Helki Frantzen (L.A. ROLL), Carla Simón and Dominga Sotomayor (CORRESPONDENCIA), Santiago Barzi (CHINESE WALL).

A young New Jersey native returns to his hometown where his ongoing battle with depression becomes a poetic exploration of brotherhood and personal struggle.

Screens as part of SHORTS PROGRAM 4

Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood are a writing-directing team based in Brooklyn, New York. Their work together has been featured on Variety, PBS, NOWNESS, TIDAL and NPR, and their films have been official selections of the Locarno Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival and Rhode Island International Festival.

Jamil McGinnis
Seneca Village Pictures


Country: USA

Year: 2019

Directors: Pat Heywood, Jamil McGinnis

Screenwriters: Pat Heywood, Jamil McGinnis

Producers: Gabija Blake, Claire McGirr, Myriam Schroeter, Pat Heywood, Jamil McGinnis

Executive Producers: Michael Peay, Chelsea Franklin, Myriam Schroeter, Pat Heywood, Jamil McGinnis

Director of Photography: Maceo Bishop

Editors: Matt Carter, Ben Jordan

Production Designer: Cheyenne Ford

Music: Zach “Shigeto” Saginaw

Cast/Featuring: Shaq Bynes, Karon Tracey, Jihad Marshall, Duane Dent Jr., Chidi Nuwala Gabriel, Kashawn Tracey

Running Time (minutes): 23

Language: English

Accessibility: Closed Captions