Millennial Movie Night: Call for Submissions

Happy August Guys and Gals!!
I get really excited when a new month begins on a Sunday or Monday. I pretty much geek out over it! Its like a hard reset and it gets me happy! So again I say...  Happy AUGUST!!
happy dancing excited awesome full house

Im excited to present that I am working with Comfort Film, OpenTV and Collected Voices Ethnographic Film Festival to present Millennial 
Movie Night, which will be a juried screening held August 24th at Comfort Station in Logan Square.
Submissions are currently open through August 10 and you can submit your film here:
Only two things before you submit:
1. Filmmaker must be between the ages of 16-25
2. The film can NOT exceed 20 minutes of film time 
If you are interested or know someone that you think would be perfect, please encourage them to submit.
I'm really excited about August, this screening and some hot Chicago weather, because soon enough.. it will be cold again.
Oh and BTW in case you are interested , here are some details about my super rad partners Open TV and Collected Voices: 
About Opentv:Open TV is a platform for indie arts and artists. We incubate art and artists commercial television studios and networks cannot develop consistently. We believe television is an art but must also showcase different types of art outside of the competition format we see on reality TV. We believe television must be open to diverse identities and their experiences, so we are committed to developing work from artists most often left out of commercial production: queer, trans, and cis-women and people of color. All Open TV artists keep their intellectual property and distribution agreements are non-exclusive.
About Collected Voices:Collected Voices centers around original ethnographic works that explore the intersection of race, age, class, gender, and sexuality within Chicago society. Explored through short and feature length films from Chicago based artists, these stories capture the voices of individuals and communities. Thematic screenings held during October will create a space for viewing and discussion of narratives from underrepresented ethnic and cultural groups; often excluded from major theatrical & digital release. These films are curated to not only highlight the work of Chicago based filmmakers, but expand our understanding of ethnography, and the diverse experiences of Chicago citizens.
I'm excited to see what ya'll have been making so thanks in advance for submitting, and thank you for spreading the word.

FREE Screening of The Black Kid Table Tomorrow!

Welcome to Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! 
If you are around tomorrow evening my film The Black Kid Table will be screening along with five other short films that played during The Black Harvest film festival last fall.

The program begins at 5pm at Douglass Library on 3353 W. 13th street.

The screening is free, and refreshments will be served.

More details can be found here
I hope to see you.


Available Position : Strategy and Story Producer

I'm looking to ramp up the production of my project "So This One Guy" and to do that I need some help.

So.... I'm hiring..

If you know someone or maybe even you would be interested in being considered for this position.  Please send a email of interest and resume to

I'm posting it here first, as its always great to start within your own network before I move outside to social media.

Here are the details, and thanks for your help:

Strategy and Story Producer, So This One Guy
Stephanie Graham Studio

I am hiring a Event Director to assist me with producing 2 Storytelling Events within a 12 week period.
You will be a point of contact for vendors, venues and subjects. A Vibrant and welcoming personality is a must. You also must be smart, quick and really organized.  I need a great person in this role. I believe in family, community and teamwork but overall this is your department and you are the Boss.

Payment: TBD  but will be based on producing and the completion of  2 storytelling events within a 12 week deadline

1. Scout and Book Venue Locations
2. Select Day of Event
3. Arrange a “subject call” posting via social media channels, and other sources to gather prospective talent to share stories 
4. Correspond with prospective talent answering questions that they might have 
    *some of this correspondence will need me to answer directly and I am perfectly okay with that I just need you to 
     be able to be a point person for  this .
5.Schedule talent
    *Day Before Event Stephanie will send out the final email so that it is more personal, 
     it would be the producers responsibility  to send Stephanie the final time slot schedule to include in final email
6.Book Film Crew+ AV Team and correspond with them production details
7.Assist with Promotion and Marketing Strategy
8.Day of Event: Wrangle Talent, assisting with check in
9.Arrange Food and Drink
10.Manage and oversee production assistants
11. Keep the budget and make sure vendors and crew are paid
12. Be available for a weekly checkin with Stephanie to touch base on progress of even

Please send resumes to

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