The Next Stop

New York's famous hip-hop dance team is having it's annual auditions today! Tia (Emma Youte) is a passionate dancer who is ready for her shot but time is not on her side. She only has twenty minutes to make it on time! That is until she meets Benny Boombox (Veronica Street), an old-school hip-hop "oldhead" with a funky boombox. Benny promises to help Tia on one condition, press "play" on the boombox. With one click, they soon go on a sci-fi journey through the evolution of hip-hop and the history of dance.

  • Sultan Ali Jr.
    The Other Talk, Holiday Bouncer, Five Stars
  • Sultan Ali Jr.
    The Other Talk, Holiday Bouncer, Five Stars
  • Natalie Polanco
  • Emma Youte
    Key Cast
  • Veronica Street
    Key Cast
    "Benny Boombox"
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  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Dance, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • Red Bull
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Sultan Ali Jr.

Sultan Ali’s passion for filmmaking began at a young age when he was exposed to the wonders of media. Being raised in southern Canada and New York City, he quickly learned how his identity as an African-American male was perceived as distorted and flat on the TV screen. To create a change, he started directing and writing his own work to share his mission of creative storytelling. Sultan holds a Bachelor of Arts, with a concentration in Film Production from Brooklyn College.

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Director Statement

"The Next Stop" is a story about finding the self-worth to overcome any obstacle. I believe we all deal with this dilemma and have a hard time accepting that our gifts take time to shine. Living near the Universal Hip-Hop Museum for more than four years, I realized our idols dealt with the same issue. That inspired me to tell a fresh story that focuses on hip-hop with a twist of adventure. In my opinion, there has been no greater artistic progression than the evolution of hip-hop culture. I believe any film I create serves two purposes; to excite and to engage the people. My passion is to serve as a medium for the audience through creative storytelling and wildly exciting visuals.