#SeeTheBoy

Research shows that African American boys are more likely to be seen as adults by the police than boys of other races. #SeeTheBoy explores this phenomena and how a perfect day in the park ended for a young African American boy.

This silent film was inspired by the music of Chad Eric Smith and Tamir Rice, a black child killed by police in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Eulonda Kay Lea
    Director
    Ode to Rosa
  • Eulonda Kay Lea
    Writer
    Ode to Rosa
  • Eulonda Kay Lea
    Producer
    Ode to Rosa
  • Chad Eric Smith
    Producer
    Dark Therapy
  • Naeemah Powell
    Producer
    What About The Children
  • Bryce Meriweather
    Key Cast
  • Jeremy Stettin
    Key Cast
  • Chris Perillo
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Silent
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Reel Independent Film Festival
    Washington, DC
    October 10, 2015
Director Biography - Eulonda Kay Lea

Eulonda Kay Lea is a Washington, DC based writer, director, and producer.

Her short comedy, Ode to Rosa, has been described as a hilarious approach to a poignant message; and was filmed in one location, a city bus. The film was featured in the Washington Post and Eulonda made appearances on Fox 5 Good Day DC and The Kojo Nnamdi Show (NPR WAMU 88.5) to discuss the film and its relevance. To date, Ode to Rosa has screened at the 42nd Athens International Film Festival and the Northern Virginia International Film Festival where was nominated for the NOVA Film Award.

Her feature length screenwriting projects include Second Numbers, Angelic Rap Crusade, and French Onion Soup, which placed in the Quarterfinals at the Nashville Film Festival and second round in Scriptapalooza. It was also recognized in the top 15% of 7,000 entries in the 2013 Nicholl Fellowship.

Others have sought her consultation and writing analysis on a number of projects including crime dramas; of which she has particular expertise as a career federal special agent investigating white collar crime.

She is currently developing and producing a number of film projects including one based on her unpublished novel, Life Misspelled.

She is a firm believer that: Together, we can all make a difference and achieve our individual dreams.

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Director Statement

My goal is to continually create projects that entertain and enlighten.