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THE BILL \ 10 mins \ USA

Lena and ten other women could not be more excited to celebrate Barbie's 35th birthday. When an unexpectedly huge bill arrives, the happy birthday dissolves into drama. As Lena works tirelessly to align the group, she ultimately reaches a point of no return. The Bill comical celebrates friends from all walks of life, as they react to an experience that is all too common.


Best Narrative Short - Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival; American Black Film Festival; Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival; Bronzelens Film Festival; Newark Film Festival; Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival; Urbanworld Film Festival’ Best Short Fest; Hollywood Comedy Shorts Festival; Cleveland International Film Festival; I See You Awards; San Francisco Independent Film Festival; Big Apple Film Festival; Houston Black Film Festival

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Caralene Robinson

Inspired by her 20 year career in marketing and advertising, The Bill is the first scripted short from writer/director Caralene Robinson. She has an esteemed career in Marketing, most recently as EVPand CMO at VH1, a Viacom Company. She's also the co-owner of Coffee Bluff Pictures, a production company she founded with former colleague Deborah Riley Draper, now also a filmmaker. While working full time, she executive produced the award winning fashion documentary Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution. In addition, Coffee Bluff Pictures most recent documentary project, 2016's Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, was recently nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
All from this director.