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Abilene's Antidote

Abilene's Antidote is a student short about a teenage African-American girl named Abilene. Abilene and her best friend Destiny, discover her family's origin in the Gaia Tribe. The Gaia tribe resides in Yoruba, Nigeria, and possesses the gift of healing. Abilene will soon learn her role in the prophecy she must fulfill.

  • Jayden Dial
    Director
    An Angel's Voice, Beyond the Boat
  • Jayden Dial
    Writer
    An Angel's Voice
  • James Mylenek
    Producer
    blinkered, Teens in Isolation
  • Sophia Maroudis
    Producer
  • Kyra Johnson
    Key Cast
    "Abilene"
  • Kimberly Vincent
    Key Cast
    "Destiny"
  • Jayden Dial
    Key Cast
    "The Unknown"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Black Stories
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 18, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University City High School
  • Video Premiere
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    December 18, 2021
    Friends & Family Closed Screening
Director Biography - Jayden Dial

Jayden Dial is a 15-year old storyteller that utilizes art forms such as music, dance, and film to express her life. Her journey in film began when she was around 10 yrs old when she started making vlogs about her life at home. In 2018, she took a documentary film class and that opened the doors to her developing her skills. In 2021 she began exploring narrative filmmaking. Her goals with film-making include sharing her story and learning the ins and outs of filmmaking.

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Director Statement

This film is a combination of the intersectional worlds of magic, history, and speculative fiction.
I’m grateful for the platform and tools to make stories that reflect the diverse world we live in.
As well as open people’s minds to a kind of fantasy that educates and entertains.