Type: Short Film

Synopsis: A nine-year-old loner wants his brother to teach him how to play the trumpet. In the 7th Ward of New Orleans, that’s not so simple.

Writer and Director: Megan 'Megz' Trufant Tillman

Executive Producers: Megan  'Megz' Trufant Tillman, Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence

Director of Photography: Ray Huang

Editor: Laurent Dupépé

Co-Producer: Katharine Heim

Music Directed by:Megan 'Megz' Trufant Tillman and Christopher Beale as Magna Carda

Original Score Composed by: BLK ODYSSY, Magna Carda

Full Credits


Phoenix Film Festival - Best African American Short (2023)

Bushwick Film Festival - Best Narrative Short (2022)

New Orleans Film Festival - Best Louisiana Short Jury Award (2022)

New Orleans Film Festival - Audience Award for the Louisiana Narrative Short Film (2022)

Tacoma Film Festival - Best Cinematography Narrative Short (2022)

Location: 7th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana

Year: 2022

Duration: 30 min. 

Genre: Drama

Aspect Ratio: 2:39:1

Format Size: Super35 

Available Format: DCP and/or 3.2k Prores 4444 XQ

Sound: Surround 5.1


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