Frederick Douglass Boulevard aka Food & Drink Boulevard aka F.D.B.

Malcolm Jamal Turner, a Harlem transplant and struggling music writer, is ambivalent about the neighborhood's changing demographics (when not outright hostile). Armed with little more than white Americans' conditioned fear of black violence, Malcolm concocts a ludicrous scheme to de-gentrify Harlem.

  • Washington Kirk
    Director
  • Washington Kirk
    Writer
  • Tiffany Flomo
    Producer
  • Eric Freeman
    Producer
  • Daron Greene
    Producer
  • Walker Hare
    Producer
  • Washington Kirk
    Producer
  • Ron Canada
    Key Cast
    "Karl"
  • Hannah Corrigan
    Key Cast
    "Cashier"
  • Matthew DiLoreto
    Key Cast
    "Todd"
  • Arash Mohktar
    Key Cast
    "Rafi"
  • Washington Kirk
    Key Cast
    "Malcolm"
    Divorce, The Breaks
  • Project Type:
    Television
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 7, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Austin Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    October 24, 2020
    Texas Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Bushwick Film Festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    October 21, 2020
    Brooklyn Premiere
    Special Jury Prize
  • New Orleans Film Festival
    New Orleans, LA
    United States
    November 6, 2020
    Southern Premiere
    Official Selection
  • American Black Film Festival
    Miami, FL
    United States
    August 21, 2020
    Virtual Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Urbanworld Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    September 21, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Harlem International Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    September 10, 2020
    Harlem Premiere
    Harlem Spotlight Award
  • SeriesFest
    Denver, CO
    United States
    May 8, 2023
    Best Drama, Best Director, Best Performance in a Drama
  • Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival

    October 6, 2020
Director Biography - Washington Kirk

Washington Kirk is a writer-director-performer based in Harlem. Kirk was a Featured Storyteller in ABFF PLAY's inaugural slate and a Sundance New Voices finalist. His indie series, "Frederick Douglass Boulevard aka Food & Drink Boulevard aka F.D.B.", about a Harlem man's scheme to de-gentrify the neighborhood, was selected to Gotham's Project Market 2022 and SeriesFest 2023 (Best Drama, Best Director, Best Performance in a Drama).

As an actor, TV (selected): The Breaks (VH1), Divorce (HBO). Kirk has appeared in numerous commercials, both regional and national, including as "Dennzoil," the Armani-clad spokesperson for Pennzoil motor oil. MFA, UCSD.

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Director Statement

M.H.G.A. (Make Harlem Great Again)