Dear Mama…

It's 1996 in South LA and Tanisha is mourning the recent loss of her mom. Much to Tanisha's dismay, her dad, Nate, makes them pack up all of her mom's belongings for charity, burying himself in this work to numb his own pain. He wants to push the family forward and leave the past behind, uncertain of how to deal with the feelings of a heartbroken teenager.

When they hear breaking news of the death of Tupac-- an icon Tanisha and her mom once held dear-- their confrontation reaches a boiling point. Tanisha wants to attend Tupac's vigil but is challenged by Nate until he's forced to see people grieve in different ways, and mourning Tupac provides a way for Tanisha to mourn her mom, as well.

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Film Screenings

Mar 12, 2022
2:15pm3:58pm
Mar 13, 9:00am CDT – Mar 21, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:43am
Availability:United States
Mar 16, 2022
12:15pm1:58pm

Credits

Director:

Winter Dunn

Executive Producer:

Jordan Hart, Dea Vazquez, Francisco Velasquez

Producer:

Nicole Mairose Dizon, Xin Li

Screenwriter:

Charmaine Cleveland

Cinematographer:

Mike Maliwanag

Editor:

Emily Ge Zhai

Production Designer:

Coleen Chan

Sound Designer:

Bobbi Banks

Principal Cast:

Mikayla Lashae Bartholomew, Garland Scott, P.L. Brown, Maleena Lawrence, Jennifer Lauren DiBella

Additional Credits:

Colorist (Company 3): Parker Jarvie

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Winter Dunn
Winter Dunn Productions
winterdunn2@gmail.com
(219) 973-6572‬

Publicity Contact:

Jasu Sims
jasu@presstheory.com
(646) 820-9859

Details

Primary Entry:
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Year:

2021

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Drama, Family

Screening in:

Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Narrative Shorts Competition presented by IMDbPro

Screening Category:

Narrative Short

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

13 mins