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Bail

Harlem, 1926. When Eli's boyfriend is taken by the cops, the young performer must find a way to make bail.

  • Ben Kadie
    Director
  • Ben Kadie
    Writer
  • Alex Ramsey
    Producer
  • Ben Kadie
    Producer
  • T'Keyah Crystal Keymah
    Key Cast
    In Living Color, Cosby
  • Blake Alexander
    Key Cast
  • Ben Kadie
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Musical, drama
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Ben Kadie

Ben is an undergrad film student at the University of Southern California with a passion for culturally relevant film.

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Director Statement

Bail was inspired by the life of the incredible real Harlem Rennisance musician and lesbian icon Gladys Bently. Ben originally developed the characters and music in a one-act student play called Strange Sister.