Ocktober Film Festival 2018 Winners
SENSE OF PURPOSE
An Army medic struggles to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and deals with carrying the baby of the Captain who sexually assaulted her. At the same time the Captain, who is dying from cancer, must confront his past.
IF YOU BELIEVE ME
This is a dramatic story of one elder persons’ journey from being close to death, alone and depressed, to now having love and attention and happiness. This film follows Sara Kazarian, a 93 year-old woman (my mother) for three years. It shows clearly how spending time with her and “believing in her “ made all the difference in her well-being. I believe this film will get that message across to those who have parents entering their 90’s. It is also an informative film, showing options of care for our aging parents.
Best Music Video
Official music video for "Together" by Sha Stimuli. Directed, produced, DPed, and edited by Alexxiss S. Jackson.
FRANKIE AND LAMAR
Best Web Series
Frank & Lamar are longtime best friends and black men who rely on each other to navigate the overwhelmingly white work space of prestigious, progressive education. They struggle to explore their own personal growth while trying to help grow the minds of the youth they teach. From work obstacles to the pressures of maintaining relationships with the women they love, a time-honored friendship is put to the ultimate test: adulthood.
When the wife of the affulent D.A. in New Orleans suspects her husband of infidelity, she tries everything to lean the truth. When that doesn't work, things turn tragic.