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In the pre-civil war era, a family attempts to escape from the horrors of oppression that are still embedded in the DNA of America today. 

 

Synopsis

In the heart of the 1855 Antebellum South, slavery is the business that fuels the engine of America. After Jessie Calhoun, a young boy, witnesses the brutal punishment of a family member who decided to escape the plantation, the Calhoun family must make a critical decision, decide if they want to stay and continue to face the everyday tyranny, or risk their lives in hopes of finding a better tomorrow. However, in this warped reality, the Calhoun family legacy is unable to escape the oppression, as, through centuries of time, the horrors experienced still haunt them. “Hands Up” is a story of how the effects and trauma of slavery have impacted and infected America today.

Official “Hands Up” Trailer


Meet the Director

Director/Producer
Angela White

Meet the Cast

Nakia Dillard as “Josiah”

Alfred Lewis as “Jessie”

Tamika James as “Tilda”

Dhakirah Darrell as “Adele”

Todd Wilson as “John Wayne”

Jeff Hoover as “Obidiah”

Yarc Lewinson as “Leroy”

Victoria Spencer Smith as “Mary”

Meet the Team

Producer
Brittany Mayti

Producer
Errol Sadler

Co-Producer
Alan M. Brooks

Co-Producer
Wendee Miller

Independent Shorts Awards

Los Angeles Film Awards

LA Live Film Fest

Humboldt Int’l Film Fest

The IFAP Awards

IMDB