Melissa

A father tries to save his daughter's life after cyberbullying incidents at school causes her to attempt suicide.

  • Cedric Thomas Smith
    Director
    Unimaginable, The Symphony of Silence, She Waits
  • Cedric Thomas Smith
    Writer
    Unimaginable, The Symphony of Silence, Nana's Brunch, The Game of Life, She Waits
  • Mike Ahlers
    Producer
  • Patsy Whitfield
    Producer
  • Rashmi Sharma
    Producer
  • Cedric Thomas Smith
    Producer
  • James Christopher
    Producer
  • Rick Medina
    Producer
  • Keith Berry
    Key Cast
    She Waits, Heart of a Hitman, Now Hiring
  • Madison Trice
    Key Cast
  • Laura Heuston
    Key Cast
    Unimaginable, Nana's Brunch
  • Alyssia Rivera
    Key Cast
    Unimaginable
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
    Fort Worth
    United States
    July 15, 2017
    World Premiere
    In This Together
  • San Antonio Film Festival
    San Antonio, TX
    United States
    August 5, 2017
    San Antonio Premiere
  • Covellite International Film Festival
    Butte
    United States
    September 14, 2017
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin
    United States
    September 23, 2017
    Best Texas Actor, "Conviction" Award
  • San Antonio QFest
    San Antonio
    United States
    October 13, 2017
  • Eyecatcher International Film Festival
    McAlester
    United States
    November 11, 2017
    Oklahoma
    Creative Eye Award (Filmmaker of the Year), Audience Award for Best Film, Best Actor in a Short Film
  • Reel East Texas Film Festival
    Kilgore
    United States
    November 17, 2017
  • My Love Michelle Short Film Festival
    San Antonio
    United States
    January 13, 2018
    Best Drama Film, My Love Michelle Spirit Award
  • South Texas Underground Film Festival
    Corpus Christi
    United States
    January 27, 2018
    Big As Texas Award, Best Texas Short Award
  • Deep In The Heart Film Festival
    Waco, Texas
    United States
    March 22, 2018
  • Houston Black Film Festival
    Houston, TX
    United States
    March 27, 2018
  • Worldfest
    Houston
    United States
    Silver Remi - Dramatic Original Short
  • Bare Bones International Film Festival
    Muskogee, OK
    United States
    April 28, 2018
    Best Awareness Short, Best Actress in a Short, and Rising Star Youth Performer
  • Glitter! LGBTQ Film Festival
    McAlester, OK
    United States
    July 28, 2018
    Best Director in a Short Film
Director Biography - Cedric Thomas Smith

Cedric Thomas Smith is an award-winning filmmaker from San Antonio, Texas whose journey began in 2010 with a short film on LGBT domestic violence, “Unimaginable”. Smith continued with “The Symphony of Silence”, a heartbreaking look at the epidemic of teen bullying in a case where the bullied and the bully are brothers, “She Waits”, a haunting tale of a love that has been broken, and the feature film version of “Unimaginable”. Other short films that Cedric has written include “Nana’s Brunch”, which tells the tale of a sisterhood of breast cancer survivors and “The Game of Life”, a story of a dying man coming to terms with his pending death. Cedric’s goal is to continue to write, direct, and produce stories that entertain yet are able to give voice to those that feel voiceless. Cedric has wrapped the latest Well Ced production, “Melissa”, which explores cyberbullying and its effect on a family.

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