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Teaching While Black (Pilot)

When a newly minted PhD finds her Brooklyn neighborhood under siege by urban developers, this hip-hop loving millennial takes the fight straight to the Mid-Western university that’s fueling the gentrification movement. Little does she know the crazy twists and turns her life will take when Teaching While Black.

  • Aaron Moss
  • Donnetrice Allison
  • Aaron Moss
  • Aaron Moss
  • Donnetrice Allison
  • Amira Lee
  • Nedge Victome
    Key Cast
    "Shayna Black"
    Juju, Diabolical
  • Anais Almonte
    Key Cast
    "Tina Rodreguiz"
    She-Hulk, Blue Bloods, The Equalizer, Gotham
  • Anthony Carvello
    Key Cast
    "John Proctor"
    Don't Look Up, Ramy
  • Kevin Flynn
    Key Cast
    "Provost Gilroy"
    Me, Myself & Irene, The Heartbreak Kid, Sex and the City, Law & Order
  • Ellen Toomey
    Key Cast
    "Susan White"
    Onion News Network
  • Jourdan Roberson
    Key Cast
    "Nasir Allah"
    Superblocked, Mind Over Max
  • Elijah Richardson
    Key Cast
    "Antwan Miller"
    Falcon and the Winter Soldier, When They See Us, Mr. Robot, New Amsterdam, Flatbush Misdemeanors
  • Ray Cisara
    Key Cast
    "Sam Rosen"
    The Comedian, The Blacklist, Boardwalk Empire
  • Rodney "Bear" Jackson
    Key Cast
    "Israel Black"
    Precious, Someone Like You, Inside Man
  • Amanda Barlow
    Key Cast
    "Melissa Tate"
    Orange Is The New Black, Person of Interest, The Following
  • Pamela Monroe
    Key Cast
    "Lena Black"
    Orange Is the New Black, The Night Of, The Path, Search Party
  • Liam James McGettigan
    Key Cast
    "Preppy Guy"
    FBI: Most Wanted
  • Amanda Bruton
    Key Cast
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Punisher, FBI, Manifest, Orange Is the New Black
  • Tieisha Thomas
    Key Cast
    "Stephanie Johnson"
    Only Murders in the Building, B-Boy Blues
  • Melodie Wolford
    Key Cast
    FBI: Most Wanted, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Billions, New Amsterdam
  • Joanna Parson
    Key Cast
    "Parking Attendant"
    FBI: Most Wanted, The Time Traveler's Wife, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Law & Order: SVU
  • Aaron Moss
    Key Cast
    "Raymond Thompson"
    The First Purge, American Hustle, Why I Murdered My Roommate
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RAW, URSA 4.6K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 21, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    United States
    May 19, 2023
    Official Selection
  • International Independent Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Director / Best Pilot
  • International Black & Diversity Film Festival
    July 9, 2023
    Best TV Series / Best Actress / Best Supporting Actress
  • Juneteenth International Film Festival
    United States
    June 18, 2023
    Best TV Pilot / Official Selection
  • Women's Independent Film & Television Festival
    United States
    Best New Media
  • National Black Film Festival
    United States
    June 10, 2023
    Official Selection
  • International New York Film Festival
    United States
    June 30, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Atlantic City Cinefest
    Atlantic City
    United States
    October 15, 2023
    Best Pilot
  • Catskill International Film Festival
    United States
    October 24, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Cannes World Film Festival
    Best Director
  • Black International Cinema Berlin
    November 23, 2023
  • Indie Vegas Film Festival
    Las Vegas
    United States
    April 26, 2024
  • Global Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best First Time Director / Best Series Pilot
Director Biography - Aaron Moss

Aaron Moss is an American director, producer, and actor best known for "The First Purge" (Universal Pictures) and the 2014 Golden Globe Best Movie, "American Hustle" (Columbia Pictures). Aaron has appeared in tv commercials and voiced the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre's national commercials. Aaron is a recipient of a 2011 Connecticut Critics Circle Award (Best Debut Performance) and was a 2018 ArtVoice nominee (Best Supporting Actor). For "Teaching While Black," Aaron was the recipient of the Best Director awards from the International Independent Film Award's (L.A.), Global Film Festival, and the Cannes World Film Festival--and received Best Director nominations from the MAGMA Int'l Film Festival and FilmHaus (Berlin). He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. This pilot marks Aaron’s episodic television directing debut.

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