Internationally acclaimed short film, My Story, was screened and won the award for “Best Screenplay Short” at the 3rd Annual WideScreen Film & Music Video Film Festival held in Miami, FL from February 17-19, 2017. This year’s edition of the Festival hosted participants and nominees from over 18 countries and a seasoned and diverse team of professionals in the film and music video industry selected the winning films and projects.
Written and produced by Shakesha Williams and Mike Krau, and directed by Linette Lucas, My Story tells the story of “Wilbur,” whose role in the Civil Rights Movement leaves much to be desired. His encounter with a young journalist, with whom he shares the impact a special relationship had on his changing views, is at the center of this 20-minute short film. The film stars John O’Hern, Louis Martinez, and Luke Lowrey and was produced by Harlem Fusion Studios.
“My team and I are so thrilled and honored to be recognized for our work,” said co-writer Shakesha Williams. “This film truly demonstrates the power of forgiveness and will hopefully resonate with many who seek to unite those around us despite our differences.
Upcoming projects under the production of Harlem Fusion Studios include Curvy Girls Rock: Web Series, which tells the story of five plus-size women based in New York City and their exploration on love, life, and careers. The series is currently in pre-production and will begin filming in late spring, 2017, and like My Story, aims to promote themes of acceptance and diversity.