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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 Date
 

The Date (2000)

Official selection at the 2001 Urbanworld Film Festival, 2001 Pan African Film & Arts Festival, 2002 San Francisco Black Film Festival (3rd Place winner); licensed to HBO from 2001-2003; aired on BET-J in August 2006

A restaurant patron gets more than what he bargains for upon meeting his blind date. Starring Wendell Pierce.

Directed by Roderick Giles
Written by Kelvin Z. Phillips

CAST
Wendell Pierce ... Naive Man
Garfield ... Sleazy Man
Veronica Welch ... Sexy Woman
Fidias Reyes ... Pretty Woman
Duane C. Ferguson ... Waiter
Anthony J. Ricchiute ... Matre'd
David Cruz ... Waiter 2

Roderick Giles .... producer
Rodney Parnther .... executive producer
Kelvin Z. Phillips .... associate producer
Wendell Pierce .... producer
Sound Department
Nicholas Renbeck .... dialogue editor

 

OTHER SHORTS BY RODERICK GILES

GULLY (2002)
(2002; Short; directed by Roderick Giles) A young thug is confronted about his life choices by an unforgiving accuser. Starring Tyson Beckford.

SHOOTOUT (2003)
(2003; Short; directed by Roderick Giles) Two shooters, one with a basketball and the other with a 9mm handgun, take each other on in a deadly game of brinkmanship.

THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY (2005)
(2005; Short; directed by Roderick Giles) A young women resists her boyfriend’s offer for a more serious relationship by opening him up to a new and potentially explosive experience.

SUELA (coming soon 2008)


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

THE BOX PREACHER
THE MARRIAGE COUNSELOR
STONE MANSION

 

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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