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Black Unicorn

Self made Billionaire and bachelor Louis Coffee encounters an intriguing woman on his routine morning jog.
When Louis decides to engage her, he finds that she is much more than meets the eye!

  • Essex O'Brien
  • Chris Greene
  • Melissa Collado
    Key Cast
    NCIS New Orleans
  • Essex O'Brien
    Key Cast
    David Makes Man
  • Allen Crossley
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic Pocket Cinema 6k
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Orlando Urban Film Festival
    United States
    January 29, 2022
    Honorable Mention/Official Selection
  • Sunshine City Film Festival
    St. Petersburg
    United States
    February 17, 2022
    Florida Premiere
    Best Short Film/Official Selection
  • Black Art & Film Festival
    St. Petersburg
    United States
    February 27, 2022
    Best Short Film/Official Selection
Director Biography - Essex O'Brien

Essex O'Brien began his professional career in voiceover acting and performing as a seasonal actor at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. Since those early projects, Essex has continued to develop his craft and is a well-respected professional having appeared in numerous films, stage plays, and TV series including HBO Max's drama series David Makes Man.

Essex makes his directorial debut with the short film Black Unicorn, a romantic short film shot in Central Florida.

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Director Statement

Black Unicorn is a film that explores the possibility of love through the eyes of the world's wealthiest eligible bachelor. I was inspired to make this film while discussing with writer Allen Crossley the type of Black character I believe is missing in the industry. My goal for this film is to showcase black and brown people in roles of excellence, elegance and success while telling a fun love story.