Watch: Terrific Short Film 'Twice As Good' Starring Sojourner Brown
"You don't get it because you're the best at everything. Not in a bad way, but…" This film Twice As Good is a terrific short made by Kristian King, presented in the "Scene in Color Film Series" this summer, highlighting "up-and-coming filmmaking talent." It's College Decision Day. Ann, a Black high school senior and valedictorian, has finally taken her future into her hands, but she's been keeping it a secret. Now, out of time, Ann must find the courage to reveal her truth at the risk of failing everyone’s high expectations and disappointing the person she loves most. Sojourner Brown stars as Ann, with Dawn L Troupe, Janice Dias, Erinn Holmes, Noah Mogaka, and Joan Shangold. I'm always glad to see stories that push back against "this is what you're supposed to do." And Sojourner's performance is what makes this worth a watch.
Thanks to Fandango Movieclips for debuting this short online. Quick description via YouTube: "It's College Decision Day. Ann Pearson, a Black, high school senior and valedictorian, has finally taken her future into her hands, but she's been keeping it a secret. Now, out of time, Ann must find the courage to reveal her truth at the risk of disappointing the high expectations placed on her and the person she loves most." Twice As Good is both written and directed by filmmaker Kristian King - you can see more of her work on Vimeo or visit her official website or follow her on Instagram @_kristianking. It's also produced by King. Featuring cinematography by Inés Gowland, and music by Karl Gottschalk. Made for the "Scene in Color Film Series", presented by Target and NBC Universal. For more info, visit King's website. To see more shorts, click here.