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OLDE E \ 15 min \ USA

Olde E tells the story of a young man and his father. The young man is a rising basketball star in South LA, on the brink of recruitment by the same school that once recruited his now-alcoholic, abusive father. Tensions between the two rise to a nearly devastating level, as the elder man’s regret and anger pushes his son to the breaking point. 


43rd Student Academy Awards - Semifinalist Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee) Television Director's Showcase Winner - Best Crowdfunded Film by Seed&Spark - Sidewalk Film Festival Winner - Best of Shorts - BEA Charles and Lucile King Foundation Winner - Best Actor - 2017 Las Vegas Black Film Festival Finalist - 2016 UCFTI Film Competition Finalist - Best Narrative Short - 25th Pan African Film Festival  Official Selection - 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival Official Selection - 2017 Black Harvest Film Festival Official Selection - New Voices in Black Cinema Official Selection - 2017 Terminus Film Festival Official Selection - 2017 Phoenix Film Festival Official Selection - 2017 Crossroads Film Festival Official Selection - 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival Official Selection - 2016 LA International Short Film Festival Official Selection - 2016 Legacy of Black Women Film Showcase

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Xavier Neal-Burgin

Xavier Neal-Burgin is a writer/director from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He's an alumnus of the ABFF HBO Short Film Competition and was a semi-finalist for The Student Academy Awards. A goofball at heart, he's amassed 60,000 followers via long form Twitter stories dealing with Gucci flip flops, big donks and twerking. He strives to bring an emotionally powerful aesthetic through drama, and a pleasantly gut-aching hilarity through comedy

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