Tucker's War

A middle-aged lobbyist battles institutions of systemic oppression while her own substance use straddles the line between therapy and abuse.

  • gian smith
    Director
    love tap
  • Bobby Yan
    Director
    The Adulterer
  • gian smith
    Writer
    The Adulterer
  • Leonard Stewart
    Producer
  • Roslyn J. Smith
    Producer
    The Adulterer
  • Coty Womble
    Producer
  • Gian Smith
    Producer
    The Adulterer
  • Lance E. Nichols
    Key Cast
    Treme, Into the Badlands, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Marki Michelle
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, romance, social justice
  • Runtime:
    43 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - gian smith, Bobby Yan

Co-Director Gian Smith is a talented artist across multiple disciplines, including poetry and acting, highlighted by his exceptional filmmaking. His poems have been featured on the HBO series "Treme" along with the NBA franchise the New Orleans Pelicans.

2018 saw the end of his successful run with his first project "The Adulterer" which won several awards along the way culminating with his "best short" win at Festival of Cinema NYC.

2018 also marked the release of his sophomore effort "love tap" which was created with a $10,000 grant from the Black Harvest Film Festival and a nomination for the Ellen Sandor prize, the festival's top award.

After several years of doing 'straight to stream' projects Gian is re-entering the festival fray with his featurette "Tucker's War"

Co-Director Bobby Yan is a second-generation Chinese American director & writer from New York City. He graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans and holds a Masters degree from NYU in Visual Effects. A seven-time Emmy Award winner for Sports television, he has directed and edited over one hundred music videos and commercials. With five narrative shorts under his belt, Bobby was recently chosen to be a part of the ABC Disney Directing Program as well as Ryan Murphy’s HALF Initiative mentorship program.

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Director Statement

Tucker's War is a story about black women's many burdens and the impact of their selfless decisions. Meant as an ode to black women, the project was designed specifically with a franchise spinoff in mind. Along the lines of Olivia Pope in "Scandal" and Mary Jane in "Being Mary Jane" Harriet is a character viewers will certainly find relatable and refreshing and someone worth cheering for.