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Sexy Dex

A self-obsessed ladies man thinks he has his life all figured out until he meets his new next door neighbor and her 12-year-old son.

  • Terri Lee Chandler
    Quickee Loob
  • Terri Lee Chandler
    Quickee Loob
  • Ted Smith
  • Terri Lee Chandler
    Quickee Loob
  • Kimberly Ogletree
    The Counter: 1960, Armed, Keith Sweat's Platinum House
  • Toni Belafonte
    Key Cast
    What Would You Do, Last Love Lost, The O2
  • Ed Berkeley
    Key Cast
    "Sexy Dex"
    The Mentor, Freshman Year, C. Lan
  • Tarrick Walker
    Key Cast
    Les Moore
  • Leander Sales
    Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, The Life I Meant to Live
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    17,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Terri Lee Chandler

Terri Lee Chandler, a native of Detroit, Michigan, is a graduate of Wayne State University, from which she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications/Electronic Journalism. She is currently the film critic for WWJ Newsradio 950, Detroit’s only all-news radio station.

In addition to reviewing movies, Terri is also WWJ’s Midday Producer. She is the recipient of an Associated Press Award for Best Newscast, a winner of a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Award for breaking news coverage, and a 2018 awardee for Breaking News coverage following the death of Aretha Franklin.

As an independent filmmaker, Terri has completed two short films. She is also a proud member of the Sundance family. Terri was one of the first participants in the Sundance Institute’s Co//ab six-week screenwriting intensive.

Terri is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Detroit Film Critics Society, African-American Film Critics Association and SAG-AFTRA.

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Director Statement

Sexy Dex is not a typical story about life in the hood. And that’s what I like about this movie.

Very rarely does the public get to see stories about black men doing good in their communities and giving back. Sexy Dex may be a handsome, successful computer programmer, but he still lives in the neighborhood he grew up in, even though he could afford to live in Silicon Valley or anywhere else. His neighbors know him as Sexy Dex, but he’s really Dexter Montrose, a self-made millionaire who made his fortune developing video games. When he meets his neighbor’s 12-year-old son, who’s headed down the wrong path, he takes him under his wing and mentors him. And that’s what takes people by surprise.

Most people, when they hear the name of the film, already think they know what the movie is about. I wanted to tell a story that would take people by surprise, and that’s what this movie does. It also shows, in a non-preachy way, that words and actions – whether good or bad – can have a profound impact on another person’s life.

I hope you enjoy watching this movie as much as everyone in the cast and crew had making it.