Joslyn Rose Lyons
AWD Member Joslyn Rose Lyons makes her feature-length directorial debut with STAND: A Look at the Courageous Journey of Activist and Basketball Phenom Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.
STAND Premieres Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The film features in-depth interviews with basketball and entertainment stars including Stephen Curry, Steve Kerr, Shaquille O’Neal, Jalen Rose, Mahershala Ali, Ice Cube and more.
Click here to learn more about the film and watch the trailer.
Alison Star Locke
AWD Member Alison Star Locke premiered “The Apology,” her first feature as a Writer/Director, in theaters, VOD, Shudder, and AMC+ on December 16.
“The Apology” was produced by Kim Sherman, Stacy Jorgensen and Lisa Whalen of Company X and distributed by RLJE Films. It stars Anna Gunn, Linus Roache and Janeane Garofalo. The film’s cinematographer was Jack Caswell, and our editor was Lana Wolverton. Click here to read the film’s Deadline profile, and check out our recent panel discussion with Alison (moderated by AWD board member, Nikki Braendlin).
AWD Member Angela Cohen‘s short documentary “Unimaginable” World Premiered at the Oscar Qualifying St. Louis International Film Festival.
Amidst an unprecedented pandemic, teenagers faced a staggering rise in mental health issues and a precarious, uncertain future. This uplifting documentary provides surprising insights into the creative coping mechanisms of three socioeconomically and racially disparate teens during this period of isolation. Click here for a press announcement about the film.