Interview with Filmmaker Vagabond Beaumont

DIRECTINGWe recently spoke to filmmaker Vagabond Beaumont, whose short film, Aftermath: The Seeds of Armageddon, will show at our “Matinee Noir: Black Speculative Fiction Shorts” on Oct. 28! Beaumont’s short story “Kafka’s Last Laugh” was included in Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements, an anthology of stories by people influenced by science fiction writer Octavia Butler.

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Interview with Playwright/Filmmaker Melody Cooper

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We recently talked to playwright/filmmaker Melody Cooper, whose short films THE SOUND OF DARKNESS and The Museum “No to Yesterday” will be featured in our “Matinee Noir: Black Speculative Fiction Shorts” event on Oct. 28! In the spring, Cooper did a month-long writer’s residency in the south of France (thanks to the La Napoule Arts Foundation) to develop a horror TV pilot Sundown, which made it to the second round of the Sundance Episodic Lab, is a semifinalist for the Tony Cox Showtime competition, and is in consideration by Lena Waithe and Eva Longoria’s MACRO Episodic Lab.

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