No Child

NO CHILD—winner of *Best Film* at 7 International Film Festivals—is about growing up and the power of growing together. It explores our inner passions, becoming inspired to be responsible, and the ability in us all to overcome our disadvantages and our demons.

No Child stars child actor Timmy Richardson. In Tyler Perry's TV drama, If Loving You Is Wrong", Timmy has played the regular supporting role of "Justice" since the show started in 2014.

he has played the supporting role of "Justice" since the in Tyler Perry's TV drama, If Loving You is Wrong. Timmy is scheduled to film his 4th season.

"A moving story about the power of human relationships in facilitating personal change... Will Williams gives a remarkable performance... [and] Timmy Richardson shines as Thomas in No Child." —THE TRIANGLE TRIBUNE

"No Child is the kind of movie that will make you fall in love with movies. It makes you feel good while watching it. I just wanted to go out and make the world a better place.” —Sebastian Twardosz, Professor @ USC Cinema, Partner @ Circus Road Films, Host of The Insiders On YouTube

*WORLD PREMIERE* for NO CHILD held with 4 screenings at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (JDIFF) in Dubuque, IA, April 23 - 26, 2015. Only 35 films of nearly 400 entries were selected. JDIFF was voted one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine; they awarded over $35,000 in cash prizes.

Will Windsor (Will Williams), a recent college graduate, waits on returns from interviews for a "real" corporate job. He bides his time self-medicating with alcohol and supporting the habit with his earnings as a tutor.

After a typical night of binge drinking, Will receives his newest assignment and soon finds himself the halfhearted tutor of an African-American boy, Thomas Daniels (Timmy Richardson of Tyler Perry's, If Loving You Is Wrong). The subject is Reading and Comprehension. The author: Hemingway. And Thomas needs to "get it" to pass the 3rd grade No-Child-Left-Behind standardized test.

As Will rekindles his love of literature, and as he sees Thomas making the connections that make reading and understanding magical, he discovers an opportunity for redemption. Will he open his heart and let inspiration pull him up? Or cut and run at first opportunity and grow further into a life of despondency?

  • Rob Underhill
  • Rob Underhill
  • Will Williams
  • Rob Underhill
  • Aravind Ragupathi
  • Will Williams
    Key Cast
  • Timmy Richardson
    Key Cast
    "Justice" in Tyler Perry's, If Loving You Is Wrong
  • Kimberly Parker
    Key Cast
  • Hannah Elsie Chapman
    Key Cast
  • Robert "Tank" Crayton
    Key Cast
    "Tank" in Southern Fried Stings
  • Rob Underhill
  • Aravind Ragupathi
    Director of Photography
  • Steven Grove
    Score Composer
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Inspirational, Drama, Coming-of-age, Family, African American
  • Runtime:
    43 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 5d Mark iii
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 31st Black International Cinema, Berlin
    May 14, 2016
  • Hope Film Awards

    United States
    August 5, 2017
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 16, 2016
  • Freedom Film Festival

    United States
    April 1, 2017
  • Raleigh Film Festival
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    United States
    October 15, 2016
  • South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
    North Charleston, South Carolina
    United States
    May 7, 2016
  • Florida Movie Festival
    Casselberry, Florida
    United States
    March 12, 2016
  • 12th Lancaster International Short Film Festival
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    November 14, 2015
  • Best Film Festival

  • Peak City International Film Festival
    Apex, North Carolina
    United States
    November 18, 2017
  • The Short Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    December 17, 2016
    Nominated BEST SHORT FILM
  • North Carolina Film Awards
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    United States
    February 21, 2016
    Finalist for BEST FILM
  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
    Dubuque, Iowa
    April 25, 2015
    North American Premiere
  • Living Arts College Test Screening
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    September 18, 2014
    Preview Screening (*Not* world premiere)
  • 19th Magnolia Independent Film Festival
    Starkville, Mississippi
    United States
    March 5, 2016
  • 18th San Francisco Black Film Festival
    San Francisco, California
    United States
    June 11, 2016
  • 17th Real to Reel International Film Festival
    Kings Mountain, North Carolina
    United States
    July 29, 2016
  • Ocean City Film Festival
    Ocean City, Maryland
    United States
    June 10, 2017
Director Biography - Rob Underhill

ROB UNDERHILL is a film and TV director, producer, writer and editor. His films have been in competition at over 200 film festivals worldwide, including ST. LOUIS and SEATTLE (both *Academy Award-qualifying* film festivals), OAXACA (Mexico), SUNSCREEN (Academy-sponsored) and CANNES (France), have received over 100 awards including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and have scored rave reviews from top film critics like Mark Bell of FILM THREAT and Anne Brodie in CRITICIZE THIS! Featured on the National Public Radio shows, THE STATE OF THINGS with Frank Stasio and THE STORY with Dick Gordon, Rob’s work is regularly subject in newspapers, radio, TV-news and more. His work has received endorsements from major public figures such as US UN Ambassador Andrew Young, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and former North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue. Carolina STYLE Magazine recognized Rob as one of 25 "Most Stylish People" influencing positive change in the Carolinas through his films. He is a RAWards Indie Art Award recipient for Best Regional Filmmaker. He was the featured Speaker at the 2015 graduation commencement exercises for the Department of English at North Carolina State University. His work has aired on the ASPiRE network and other national US and European TV outlets. Visit his website at; *like* his Facebook for regular updates at

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