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URBAN S.L.A.M. VOL.2 DVD
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The following are clips from the Volume 2 DVD. Check back soon for information on how you can have your work featured on Urban S.L.A.M.

TESTIFY
(2006; Short; directed by Darius Monroe) A minister, seeking reconciliation with his dying son, is forced to confront his own flawed morality. Starring Art Evans.

THE TESTED
(2005; Short; directed by Russ Costanzo) In the days leading up to his gang initiation, a troubled teen attempts to make peace with a negligent mother, console his young sister and accept what he’s about to do – shoot a stranger in broad daylight (Winner – 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival).

ST. PAUL
(2005; Short; directed by Francisco Ordonez) A Latino atheist loses his faith in reason.

A SINGLE ROSE
(2003; Short; directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper) Set in the South during the 1940’s, an emboldened choir girl with a taste for the finer things, sings at the local juke joint when her husband is away. Its not long before she’s tempted by the flesh.

 

 

 


The Tested
 

The Tested (2005)

Winner “Best of Fest” 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival; Winner, Best Cinematography 2007 Vision Fest.

In the days leading up to his gang initiation, a troubled teen attempts to make peace with a negligent mother, console his young sister and accept what he’s about to do – shoot a stranger in broad daylight

Written and Directed by Russ Costanzo

CAST
Michael Morris Jr. ... Dre
Adepero Oduye ... Mom
Robert Humphrey ... James
Ariel Eloi ... Kylie
Leon Robinson ... Curtis
Derek Michalak ... Mr. Barker
Jesus A. Del Rosario Jr. ... School Security Guard

Produced by
Darralynn Hutson .... co-producer
Melissa B. Miller .... producer
Rodney Parnther .... executive producer
Original Music by Michael Damon Lamont Wilkerson
Cinematography by Chris Scarafile
Film Editing by Russell Costanzo
Production Design by Kley Gilbuena

 


We also recommend the following shorts available on Urban S.L.A.M. Vol. 1 DVD

THE BOX PREACHER
THE MARRIAGE COUNSELOR
GULLY

 

1ST ANNUAL URBAN S.L.A.M. SHORT FILM CONTEST
posted 11/13/07

Are you an emerging independent filmmaker having a hard time getting exposure and having your work seen on YouTube and MySpace?

Clarendon Entertainment will be hosting the 1st Annual Urban S.L.A.M. Short Film Contest that will give winning filmmakers a chance to have their work uncut and in high quality potentially seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors on Urbanslam.com, Blackmoviesonline.tv and their affiliate websites and be on an upcoming Urban S.L.A.M. DVD which is available at many retail stores including Best Buy.

Past films on Urban S.L.A.M. have been official selections at prominent film festivals throughout the U.S. and have aired on cable networks owned by HBO, Showtime and BET. One of the shorts, The Tested, won the top prize at the 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, qualifying it for an Academy Award nomination.

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