Sontenish Myers and Mary Evangelista Receive Tribeca Film Grant

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

“Stampede” Promo Image by Student Jess X Snow

“Stampede” Promo Image by Student Jess X Snow

Tribeca Film Institute has selected current student Sontenish Myers and alum Mary Evangelista to receive the All Access Grant, which illuminates fearless storytellers from systematically excluded communities.

Myers’ film is Stampede: On a southern plantation in the 1800s, Lena is an eleven-year-old slave with telekinetic abilities she cannot control. Lena must keep her powers under wraps when she is separated from her mother to be a house girl, in close quarters with the volatile Master’s wife: Elizabeth. Alum Zamarin Wahdat will DP.

Evangelista’s film is Burning Well: Fran’s life in New York City as a successful genderqueer model and influencer is upturned when their father gets into a serious car accident. Returning home for the first time in years, Fran must reckon with the people they left behind in order to be who they are now -- including an unrequited high school love.

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