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Life Is Too Short

A look at the lives of five New Yorkers dealing with a variety of life’s challenges and conflicts. Little do they know that all will be over soon. If you knew that the end of the world is about to come, would you do anything differently?

  • Antoine Allen
  • Antoine Allen
  • Marquis C. Mosley
  • Antoine Allen
  • Shelly Chris
  • Nelcie Souffrant
    Key Cast
  • Sheldon J. Clarke
    Key Cast
  • Kazy Tauginas
    Key Cast
  • Alexis Suarez
    Key Cast
  • Dory Manzour
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Atlantic City Cinefest /Downbeach Film Festival
    Atlantic City
    October 18, 2015
    Best Director for Drama Ensemble Feature Film/Best Actress in Drama Ensemble Feature Film
  • Orlando Urban Film Festival
    Orlando Florida
    November 6, 2015
    Grand jury prize Best dramatic feature film
  • The Pan African Film Festival
    Los Angeles California
    February 13, 2016
  • Las Vegas Black Film Festival
    Las Vegas Nevada
    April 30, 2016
    Best Feature Film.
  • I Filmmaker International film Festival
    December 6, 2016
    International premiere
    Best Drama Feature Film and Best Actress.
  • Charlotte Black Film Festival
    Charlotte North Carolina
    United States
    April 10, 2016
    Best Director & Best Musical Score in a feature film
  • Denton Black Film Festival
    Denton Taxes
    January 28, 2017
    2nd place Best Narrative Feature Film
  • Toronto Black Film Festival
    Toronto Canada
    February 18, 2017
  • Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes
    April 6, 2017
  • Philadelphia independent film awards
    May 6, 2017
    Best supporting Actor
Director Biography - Antoine Allen

Award-Winning filmmaker Antoine Allen, had dreams like any other kid growing up, and it was those same dreams that allowed him to break through every obstacle in his path. Despite growing up poor in Jamaica, Queens, Allen was already rich with potential. Refusing to let this define his future, he moved forward with a passion, drive, and tireless dedication that has now become synonymous with the Antoine Allen brand.

Allen began his career in the music industry, successfully managing indie hip-hop artists for many years. During that time, he had several experiences that opened his eyes to the fact that he had more to offer. It was at this time that the phrase
"Dream big or don't dream at all" really hit hard.

Forgoing the traditional film school route, he began educating himself on all creative, technical, and business aspects of the process and never looked back. Allen transformed himself into a successful writer, director, filmmaker and producer. He sold his first screenplay, No Where Land, an animated feature film in 2008. As an award-winning director, Allen has gone on to be involved in a variety film and music video projects.

In the summer of 2010, Allen made his directorial debut with Split Decision, a narrative short film exploring love, rejection and motivation, which he also wrote and produced. He took promotions into his own hands, launching a highly successful social media campaign. The trailer alone received over twenty-one thousand views on YouTube and countless 'Likes' on Facebook, all culminating in the Split Decision World Premiere, which screened in New York City to sold out audiences. This should have come as no surprise since Allen sold out a premiere to a 3-minute music video that he had previously directed. On a personal level, the film allowed him to draw from his own experiences of beating the odds when life got tough, and was an experience that brought Allen full circle.

His most recent project, a full-length feature film, Life Is Too Short (2015), premiered to another crop of sold out audiences and has been honored with 8 awards and 17 film festival selections to date.

Aside from pursuing his creative projects, Allen has devoted a great deal of his time inspiring, mentoring and giving back to his community. Helping young entrepreneurs and artists achieve the bigger dreams that they have for themselves is a reflection of the extent of the impact one person can have on their surroundings.

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