Decades before the Civil War, the actions of a brutal overseer spark the fire of revolution on a Southern tobacco farm. TOBACCO BURN is a short film based on a real American Slave Narrative and chronicles true events, creating a portrait of one community’s fight against oppression.

Festival Awards and Prizes:
Cleveland Intl. Film Festival – JURY PRIZE BEST STUDENT FILM
USA Film Festival – FESTIVAL PRIZE BEST SHORT FILM
Gasparilla Intl. Film Festival – AUDIENCE AWARD BEST STUDENT FILM
Worldfest Houston – GOLD REMI WINNER – STUDENT FILM
Montreal World Fest – HONORABLE MENTION – BEST STUDENT FILM
Martha’s Vineyard AA Film Festival- HBO AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
Columbia University Film Festival – FACULTY SELECTS, STUDENT SELECTS
Saatchi & Saatchi Nothing is Impossible Producing Grant – FINALIST
Palm Beach Intl. Film Festival – AUDIENCE AWARD BEST SHORT FILM
Northampton Film Festival – JURY PRIZE BEST SHORT FILM
Orlando Film Festival – JURY PRIZE BEST SHORT FILM
Bahamas Intl. Film Festival – HONORABLE MENTION BEST SHORT FILM
Long Island Intl. Film Festival – JURY PRIZE BEST STUDENT FILM
Seattle Short Film Festival – JURY PRIZE – BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SHORT FILM, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
NewFilmakersLA – NOMINATED – BEST DRAMA, BEST ACTOR

Cast and Crew:
Marcus: Stephen Tyrone Williams
Isaac: Julian Rozzell Jr.
Loretta: Daralyn Jay Adams
Sherman: Law Crimlis
Mr. Wentworth: Timothy Roselle
Aunt Sarah: Alicia Thompson
Ruthie Bea: Therleza Ellington
Stephen: William C. Jackson
John Little: Christopher Washington

Director: Justin Liberman
Producer: Alvaro Valente
Writers: Ajani Josef Jackson and Justin Liberman
Co-Producer: Nicole Delaney
Associate Producer: Julien Du Plessi
Director of Photography: Zachary Halberd
Production Design: Bridget Rafferty
Film Editor: Brian Denny
Costume Designer: Kristen Haggerty
Composer: JoAnne Harris
Executive Producers: Anne and Stafford King, Kip Sheppard, Ruth Yakaitis, Patrick Griffin, Dan Garijo
First AD: Jennifer Gerber
Second AD: Sophie Finkelstein
Second Second AD: Daryl Ray Carliles

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