Private Project

A Gift for My Sister

A chance encounter in a hospital ER between two single mothers, from two different walks of life change their lives forever

  • Angela Gordon
    How Do You Spell Love, The Last Job
  • Angela Gordon
    How Do You Spell Love, The T Party
  • Angela Gordon
  • Lynne Conner
  • Rhonda Morman
    Key Cast
  • Karina Weeks
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 5D
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Diversity in Cannes Global Women of Color Showcase
    Cannes France
    May 22, 2019
    Special Screening
  • SanFrancisco Black Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    June 15, 2019
    North American Premiere
  • Nassau Film Festival
    Princeton , NJ
    United States
    April 19, 2019
  • S.E Manley African American Film Marketplace and Showcase
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 26, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Angela Gordon

Angela M. Gordon made her directorial debut in 2010 48Hour Film Project and shot her first short THE VELVET CUFFS which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) and screened in the Women of Color Film Festival (winner Audience Award). Angela's next short, THE LAST JOB, premiered at the Capital City Black Film Festival and The Hollywood Festival of New Cinema. Angela then directed a short psychological thriller THE T PARTY. Angela’s film HOW DO YOU SPELL LOVE? screened at PAFF, The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora (winner Humanity in Film Award), African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manley Short Film Showcase, and at the 48HFP (winner audience award) and then made its International Premiere at American Embassy in Mbabane,Swaziland and in South Africa at the prestigious Gold Lion Film Festival. THE DONKEY, a film-noir short was in PAFF, The Rwanda International Film Festival and The Cabo Verde International Film Festival. Angela then wrote, directed, and produced A GIFT FOR MY SISTER, a story about fate and friendship between two complete strangers. "GIFT" recently screened in The Global Women of Color Showcase with Diversity in Cannes on the Palais during the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, was a finalist selection in the Nassau Film Festival and made its official festival premiere in the 2019 San Francisco Black Film Festival. Gordon is currently in pre-production to direct her first feature REMY & CHANCE, a poignant drama, which will be shot in Los Angeles and Lagos Nigeria, about best two friends who overcome life’s challenges. Ms. Gordon holds a degree in International Finance from Howard University.

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Director Statement

A Gift For My Sister is a story about friendship , fate , compassion and humanity between two strangers who ultimately become family. This film was shot on a very humble budget with alot of love, patience and sacrifice. Our team was comprised of people of all races ,backgrounds and nationalities both domestically and internationally. They chose to work on this project because they believed in it and they related to it
.As the director, it was my job to create an environment in which everyone could collaborate, push the envelope , grow and feel valued in whatever capacity were involved on this project.
The message, like our talent and crew, transcends borders , race and culture and I believe the love , friendship , selflessness , humaniity and hope that it gives is a gift that everyone can relate to and be enriched by.