PHARMACOPEIA

Pharmacopeia — The story of a quirky, Black Pharmacist drowning in student loan debt, who rebels against the system and becomes the drug dealer Pharmacy School never taught her.

A film cypher.

  • Tania Taiwo
    Director
  • Tania Taiwo
    Writer
  • Tania Taiwo
    Producer
  • Carlos Coleman
    Co-Producer
  • Emily "EJ" McCartney
    Director of Photography
  • Anisha Acharya
    Editor
  • Iran Garcia
    Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 25 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 2020 Palm Springs International ShortFest

    Best US Short, Special Mention
  • 2020 Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes

    France
    Finalist
  • 2020 Nevada City Film Festival
  • 2020 The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
  • 2020 Coverfly RED LIST — Currently Ranked #2
  • 2019 Austin Film Festival — Script Competition

    Semifinalist
  • 2019 New York Cinematography Award

    Semifinalist
  • 2021 Oxford Film Festival
  • 2021 Pan African Film Festival
Director Biography - Tania Taiwo

Texas Girl. Recovering Pharmacist.
Storytelling is her therapy.

Tania Taiwo is a writer/filmmaker based in New York City. Her short film, Pharmacopeia, has been selected for regional, national, and international film festivals, including Best U.S. Short, Special Mention (for Stylistic Vision and Emerging Talent) at The Palm Springs International Shortfest,  a finalist for Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes, and a SFFILM Rainin Grant Finalist. She is currently a 2021 Sundance / Alfred P. Sloan Artist and a 2022 Sundance Screenwriters Fellow, working towards expanding her short into full length feature.

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