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Compersion - Rendez-Vous

Josh and Keena have been married for 15 years, she now has an interesting proposal for her husband -- she wants to open up their marriage and explore polyamory. What do you do when your wife wants to date another man? The Prescotts take their first step toward polyamory with Keena's first date.

  • Jackie J. Stone
    Burning Angel Dust, If I Leap, Baby Steps, The Dying Color
  • Jackie J. Stone
    Burning Angel Dust, If I Leap, Baby Steps, The Dying Color
  • Jackie J. Stone
  • Jammie Patton
    Key Cast
  • Derrick LeMont
    Key Cast
  • Ka'ramuu Kush
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jackie J. Stone

ackie Stone is an award winning director/writer and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of The Arts. Stone has a penchant for visual story telling, delivering poetic and precise work. Her films have screened at numerous festivals including the American Black Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, LA Film Festival Project Involve Showcase, Bermuda International Film Festival, Tallahassee International Film Festival, Durango International Film Festival, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Sistas Are Doin' It For Themselves Film Festival, BERC Film Festival, Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Corner, California African American Museum and HBO Network. Stone has won numerous awards and grants for her work including: the Jerome Foundation Filmmaker Grant in 2011 and 2015, New York State Council of the Arts, Warner Brothers Production Grant, Vague Production Grant, Kodak Production Awards and the Fotokem Post Production Grant. She received The Best Short Film Award for her short IF I LEAP from The Harlem International Film Festival 2013, and was an AICP finalist for her spec commercial work. She was both a screenwriting finalist for the Sundance Institute and the Nickelodeon fellowship. She was a Project Involve Directing Fellow 2012-2013 and now serves as CEO and Chief Content Creator of Enchant TV, a digital network.

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Director Statement

As an artist one of my objectives in the cinematic discourse is to develop the womanist aesthetic: ethnic, social justice oriented, multi-dimensional and erotic . This aesthetic or more accurately, this language will serve as a “homeplace” for women of the African Diaspora. The concept of homeplace, historically, comes from the magic Black women performed by transforming domestic households into safe havens from slave shacks in the United States to the Shantytowns in South Africa. These physical structures became places of care and nurturance in the face of the brutal reality of racial and sexual oppression; my work in film seeks to create and do the same.

Poet/activist Audre Lourde wrote, “I am a black woman poet doing her work come to ask you are you doing yours.” Lourde knew that art should be both aesthetically pleasing and a vehicle for social change. To the question poised by Lourde I answer, “yes, I am doing my work.” My personal history, coupled with the longer legacy of being born from enslaved people, has constructed the fabric in which my work as a filmmaker will exist as entertainment and social work. These two components are often thought of as mutually exclusive; however, in narrative and documentary film both can form a harmonious marriage. In this respect, I believe film should change consciousness, educate as well as entertain, and motivate its viewers for social action –- all of which can be achieved without compromise of artistic integrity.