Private Project

Normal: The Documentary

Normal is a short documentary, that follows Garren, a 23 year old, black male who has set out to redefine what it means to be “normal” in this society, as we reexamine his neighborhood in South Central LA, where various pre-existing conditions prevent young men from having control over their fate.

Ultimately, the goal of this film is to form a collective point of view on how young black men can transform their life by following what they deem to be true to themselves, despite what society and social infrastructure are telling them to be.

  • Garren Edwards
    Key Cast
    “Grammy Nominated, Singer/Songwriter ”
  • Edina B
    Producer
  • Nicole Blaylock
    Producer
  • J.R. McKee
    Producer
  • Garren Edwards
    Producer
  • Tari Wariebi
    Director
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Short docs, short documentary, docu-series
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Tari Wariebi
Director Statement

Writer|Director|Hero for Hire | AFI ‘20

The best is not perfect. The rest is not worth it....