A Breakthrough in Indie Film
Then There Was You is a powerful indie film written by Shanti Nelson and Adewale Bajere. It screened as "Opening Day Film", at the 2017 San Diego Black Film Festival, where it took home four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress. The film also received an award for Best Score at the Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival 2017 and was an Official Selection at the Action on Film Festival 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.
Then There Was You
Ladies' man Kingston (Taurean J. Royal) first meets Shandre (Lashawnda Batts-Bowser), a spoken word artist, while on a double date with his brother. The evening takes an unexpected turn when Shandre abruptly leaves, and Kingston soon follows his ego on a mission to win her over. She reluctantly accepts his advances as he reveals new dimensions of himself, and introduces Kingston to a lifestyle deeply rooted in African culture.
Experience a love story filtered through the art of music and poetry as Kingston falls head-over-heels for the first time. Will a resurfacing past force the couple to rethink their burgeoning romance? Are some discoveries too shocking to be ignored? Either way, Kingston and Shandre's lives will change forever.