Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I WILL FOLLOW | Theatrical Trailer
Will Follow is an independent feature film written, produced and directed by Ava DuVernay, and starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Beverly Todd, Omari Hardwick, Michole White, Dijon Talton, Royale Watkins, Damone Roberts, Tracie Thoms and Blair Underwood. Richardson-Whitfield portrays Maye, a successful artist who has taken leave from work to care for her ill aunt, Amanda (played by Beverly Todd).
As the film begins, Maye is moving out of the home she once shared with Amanda after her death and contemplating her relationships, her career, her past and her future. I Will Follow is a character study, proceeding at a leisurely pace and interspersed with twelve visitors - family, friends and strangers - who help Maye move on emotionally and physically.
The film was shot in 15 days on location in Topanga Canyon, California. I Will Follow made its world premiere in New York City on September 18, 2010 as the Closing Night Selection of Urbanworld Film Festival, the nation's largest multicultural cinematic event, where it won Audience Honors.
The film is also an Official Selection of Chicago International Film Festival and a BreakThrough Selection of AFI Film Festival. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay was named Best Director of a First Feature at Pan-African Film Festival 2011 and won the Emerging Superstar Award at BronzeLens 2010 for the film. I Will Follow opens theatrically in select cities on March 11, 2011 through AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement
If this movie is opening in your city please go out and support it.