Really Love

Really Love

Set in Washington DC, Isaiah, a Black painter, is on the brink of giving up when he meets Stevie, an intriguing beauty with big brains.

Isaiah’s creativity flows with Stevie in his life. They fall in love, but his work remains overlooked, bruising his ego. When Isaiah convinces a gallerist to take a chance on him, he pours himself into his art, which catapults his career, but doesn’t leave room for love. Frustrated, Stevie accepts a dream job in Chicago, breaking Isaiah’s heart.

A year passes without communication until Isaiah sees Stevie at his group show in Chicago. Though Isaiah’s life seems to have improved, it isn’t what he imagined without her.

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Angel Kristi Williams


Director: Angel Kristi Williams
Executive Producer: Stephanie Allain, Kim Taylor-Coleman, CSA; Poppy Hanks, Felicia Pride, Sanford Grimes, Latisha Fortune
Producer: Mel Jones, Charles D. King, Aaliyah Williams, Kim Roth, Angel Kristi Williams
Screenwriter: Felicia Pride, Angel Kristi Williams
Cinematographer: Shawn Peters
Editor: Brian Ufberg, Steven Pristin
Production Designer: Nathan Parker
Sound Designer: Demetri Evdoxiadis
Music: Khari Mateen
Principal Cast: Kofi Siriboe, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Uzo Aduba, Mack Wilds, Naturi Naughton, Suzzanne Douglas, Jade Eshete, Blair Underwood, Michael Ealy
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Kairo Courts, Makeup Department Head: Ngozi Young, Hair Department Head: Renea Dyson, Colorist: Kath Raisch, Original Paintings: Gerald Lovell, Music Supervisors: Jonathan Christensen, Marielle Jade Te, Casting: Kim Taylor-Coleman


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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama, Romance
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 95 mins