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My Hero

short film, 2020

synopsis.

Brandon and Mason age 8 and 4 live through life as close brothers, always taught to look after one another. Their Mother is a strong independent woman, their father they never met, they are raised solely and independently by their mother, Brittney. Struggling to make ends meet Brittney must pick up a second job to stay afloat, at a time that is most critical to her and the boys as her primary job has begun cutting hours. As real life manages to take its toll on Brittney, Brandon and Mason are often left fending for themselves home alone. They are routinely given strict orders and warnings from their mother, a list of do’s and mostly don’ts while she’s away. Brittney gets a last-minute job interview opportunity that she can’t pass up, unable to find a babysitter she decides to leave the boys home alone for a few hours while she attends the interview. Home alone the boys begin to use their playful imagination to keep busy, they wrestle, watch cartoons, have dance offs and every other thing they can think of. As time goes by, the boys continue to play and live free. Driven by carefree youth the boys enjoy and embrace an imagined world of their own.

 

 

cast.

Avery Jade - Brittney

Kash Roberson - Mason

KJ Roberson - Brandon

 

specs.

Runtime | 12:49

Aspect Ratio | 2:39

Country | United states

My Hero is now streaming on France 3 network and also CuriaTV.

Awards.

Palm Springs INT ShortFest / WINNER Best United States Short Film 2020

Encounters INT Film Festival / Brief Encounters Grand Prix Award Nominee

Flickerfest INT Film Festival / Best International Short Film Nominee

Nashville INT Film Festival / Grand Jury prize nominee

Montana International Film Festival / WINNER Best United States Short Film 2020

2020 American Black Film Festival / Emerging Director

+ more

festivals and screenings.

Portland International Film Festival

Sun Valley Film Festival

Kansas City FilmFest International

Fargo Film Festival

Borrego Springs Film Festival

The Lake County Film Festival

Ashland Independent Film Festival

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

Flatland Film Festival

Anchorage International Film Festival

Pittsburgh Shorts & Script Competition

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Urban Film Festival

jellyFEST - Season 6

Cucalorus Film Festival

The Pan African Film Festival

Toronto Black Film festival

Halifax Black Film Festival

Culver City Film Festival®

BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL

Twin Cities Black Film Festival

SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Encounters Film Festival

Nashville Film Festival

Deep in the Heart Film Festival

Lone Star Film Festival

Nevada City Film Festival

Tallgrass Film Festival

San Jose International Short Film Festival

Salute Your Shorts Festival

Tacoma Film Festival

American Black Film Festival

LOS ANGELES INDIE FILM FESTIVAL

Indie Memphis Film Festival

Palm Springs International ShortFest

The Valley Film Festival

+ more

 

key crew.

Producer – Dante Sims

First Assistant Director – Anukriti Singh

Composer – Gavin Brivik 

Director of Photography – Will Turner 

First Assistant Camera – Justin Hall

Editor – Logan Jackson

 

 

Logline:  As last-minute plans for a babysitter fall apart, eight-year-old Brandon is left alone to oversee his younger brother Mason.

© EROÏN| 2020