Rest Stop

It’s the early 2000’s, and it’s been months since Meyi has seen her Father and Ezeresi has seen her husband. Meyi is a young Ugandan-American girl, who has yet to see the world beyond her Mother’s arms. An anxious middle child, Meyi often gets lost in the shuffle between first born son, Winston, and her younger sister, Baby Charlotte. But Ezeresi pays special attention to her eldest daughter, who only speaks in whispers. She has built a life for her three children, one where she is the all-knowing matriarch. This all changes when the family embarks on a bus ride from Albany, New York to Tulsa, Oklahoma to reunite with Christopher, the children’s estranged Father.

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Credits

Director:

Crystal Kayiza

Producer:

Jalena Keane-Lee, Brit Fryer

Screenwriter:

Crystal Kayiza

Cinematographer:

Kristin Kouke

Editor:

Crystal Kayiza, Harry Cepka

Production Designer:

Avigail Gutfeld

Sound Designer:

Gisela Fullà Silvestre

Music:

Robert Ouyang Rusli

Principal Cast:

Alicia Basiima, LeeAnna E. Tushabe, Khalid Semakula, Amari Noel, Robert Wanyama, Margaret Bisase, Olivia Nantongo

Additional Credits:

Casting Director: Kate Antognini, Costume Designer: Yety Akinola, Colorist: Samuel Gursky

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Crystal Kayiza
Rest Stop LLC
reststop2000@gmail.com

Publicity Contact:

Brit Fryer
britkfryer@gmail.com
773-230-5824

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

Texas Premiere

Genre:

Drama

Screening in:

Narrative Shorts Program 1

Screening Section:

Narrative Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Narrative Short

Language:

English, Luganda with English Subtitles

Runtime:

12 mins