X Short Films

X, a young black kid, wanders through Los Angeles while confronting the difficult realities of adolescence while being black in America.

Yara Shahidi is an actress, activist and breakout star of the comedy series BLACK-ISH. Margaret Cheatham Williams produces short-form narrative and documentary video at The New York Times. She is particularly driven to stories that examine the intersection of health, family and personal identity. In 2018 she piloted CONCEPTION, an animated series about evolving state of motherhood, currently in its second season.Since that show’s launch in 2014, Shahidi has been awarded an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress, a Gracie Award for Female in a Breakthrough Role and, most recently, highlighted on TIME Magazine’s annual 30 Most Influential Teens list on behalf of her and social justice and television contributions.


Country: USA

Year: 2018

Director: Yara Shahidi

Screenwriters: Yara Shahidi, Jordan Reddout

Producers: Khaliah Neal, Kate Bolger

Executive Producers: Shannon Gibson, Keri Shahidi

Director of Photography: Afshin Shahidi

Editor: Shannon Davis

Production Designer: Marie Jachimoicz

Cast/Featuring: D'Kristian Lamar, Kyler Nesbit, Layla Crawford, Maxwell Torina, Michael D. Goodman, Eugene Alper, James McCabe

Running Time (minutes): 13 min

Language: English