AWARD WINNING SHORT FILM “THE EXAMPLE” NOW AVAILABLE ON KWELITV
The historical fiction short film “The Example” that is set during the 1943 Beaumont Race Riot is now available on the KweliTV platform. This distribution deal allows the award winning project to be accessed via KweliTV online via kweli.tv, Google Play, Roku, and AppleTV. To view the project now via KweliTV for the cost of $3.99, visit the following link http://bit.ly/2Fv02wA .
KweliTV is an interactive streaming platform that distributes documentaries, films, web shows, children’s programming, news, and much more from the African Diaspora. The mission of the company is to curate and create content that is a true reflection of the global Black experience. Their content has been described as “dope & undiscovered.” The platform offers high-quality programs created by diverse and unique artists and storytellers from across the globe. This distribution outlet boasts that 98 percent of the films on their have been official selections at film festival from around the world, more than half of their film content are award winning projects.
“The Example” is the fourth award winning collaboration of G Sharp Productions and CGL Studios. Set during the 1943 Beaumont Race Riot in Southeast Texas, two fathers make difficult decisions to protect their families that force them to question their morals, loyalty and manhood. The independent short film project is directed by Wyatt Cagle, written by Gordon S. Williams, and produced by Kenneth Dupuis. The ensemble cast of "The Example" includes actors Jeremy Allen, Kedrick Brown, Emma Van Lare, Marc Isaacs, Kate Robards, Evan Horsley, and Daniel Stallings.
Director Wyatt Cagle is elated that KweliTV has chosen “The Example” to be available via their platform and that the film is reaching new and broader audiences.
“To be on KweliTV is exciting for us! KweliTV is all about telling powerful stories and we are delighted that they have chosen our story to share with subscribers of their platform.” says Cagle.
“The Example” has been accepted into over thirty film festivals/venues across the United States and Canada. The multi-award winning project has garnered accolades such as ‘First Place” in the Short Film Category at the Highway 61 Film Festival, “Best Drama” at The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, “Best Social Justice” Short Film at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, “Best Short Film” at the 2017 Charlotte Black Film Festival, “Best Short Drama” at the 2017 Canadian Diversity Film Festival, and “Best Short Film” at the 2017 DC Black Film Festival. In early November, the short film was named “Best Historical Fiction Short Film” at the American Filmatic Arts Awards.
Writer Gordon S. Williams is overwhelmed by the success of the project, the festivals, awards, and the platforms such as KweliTV that “The Example” is currently available to be viewed by larger audiences.
“You hope that when you create a project that it is well received. To have garnered the accolades that “The Example” has earned reinforces that the hard work of the cast and the crew has been recognized by KweliTV through their willingness to distribute this project.” Williams states.
This year in June will mark the 75th anniversary of the 1943 Beaumont Race Riot. The filmmakers of “The Example” hope that viewers of the project are curious to learn more about the event, discuss, and question what they have received from watching the short film.