NOT BLACK ENOUGH 

DIR. JERMAINE MANIGAULT  


2021 / USA / 19 MINS



A young African American man struggling to find his identity within his community meets a persuasive relic of the past.

CREDITS


Written By JERMAINE MANIGAULT

Produced By JERMAINE MANIGAULT & ISAIAH VIOLANTE

Executive Produced By WANDA MANIGAULT

Edited By DANIEL ARENA

Director of Cinematography LARA AQEL

Sound By EDWARD PETERLIN & JALEN TOMPSON

Music By BILLY KENNEDY & MARCELL LANE

Featuring RASHED ANDERSON, YOHANCE BARTON, PATRICK DECILE, DARIUS FRYAR,

FELIPE GALGANNI, ANWAR GEORGE, COREY KNIGHT & ANDREW MANNING







OFFICIAL SELECTION

EMERGING LENS CULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL

Halifax, Canada

April 2021
TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

Tallinn, Estonia

November 2020



AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

York, UK

November 2020
HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

Los Angeles, CA

November 2020
L.A. SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Los Angeles, CA

October 2020
FLATPACK FESTIVAL

Birmingham, UK

May 2020






ABOUT JERMAINE MANIGAULT


Jermaine Manigault is an African American director, screenwriter, and producer. The son of a New York dancer and a Philadelphia writer, Jermaine studied psychology and film studies while working on sets as a production assistant. As a P.A., Jermaine began to write and experiment with visuals and courted investors for his debut short film, Language is Dead (2017). It went on to win the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film in New York at the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, and Best Screenplay at the Sydney Indie Film Festival in Sydney, Australia. After returning from the European premiere of Language is Dead in 2018, Jermaine traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to visit multiple slave plantations while writing his second short film, Not Black Enough (2020). On June 2nd, 2018, Jermaine visited the Joseph Manigault Museum, the plantation on which his direct ancestors were owned, lived, and died as slaves. On that soil, the script for Not Black Enough was written.

You can find Jermaine on his Instagram.







































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