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the silence is black and white

A visual exploration of fashion designer, Kirstian Dendy's, winter 2019 collection, "The Silence is Black and White."

This experimental short film uses visual symbolism to tell the story of a love triangle that forms within a cult.

  • Ryan Henry Knight
    Ludere, You Almost Saw Me, False Face, Mumbo Jumbo, Tide
  • Kirstian Dendy
  • Jaylon Smith
    On-set Still Photographer
  • Ahab Mullick
    Mumbo Jumbo
  • Luigi Thomas
  • Camara Bomani
    Key Cast
    Ludere, You Almost Saw Me
  • Joanne Choi
    Key Cast
  • Dwain Coleman
    Key Cast
  • Chandi Marsh
    Key Cast
  • Killscott Noble Pryor
    Key Cast
  • Amira Richardson
    Key Cast
  • Robert Tubbs
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Fashion, Art
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1 : 1
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival
    Yorke, England
    United Kingdom
    November 7, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ryan Henry Knight

Born February 4, 2000, Ryan Henry Knight (born Ryan Henry Potts) is an award-winning film director, screenwriter, graphic designer, painter, songwriter, and musician from Alexandria, VA. He has involved himself in multiple realms of creativity, from the obvious filmmaking and visual art, to game development and clothing design.

Knight founded the independent motion picture company, HÖMA Motion Pictures in May 2017 with Ahab Mullick. That same year, they co-directed their first feature film Tide, in which Ryan took the helm of screenwriting. In November of 2017, Ryan directed the short film Mumbo Jumbo, which later was officially selected to be a part of Bloody Disgusting’s short film compilations series, World of Death.

In early 2018, Ryan wrote the screenplay And Home We Came, which was greeted with universal acclaim, winning him the first place Golden Prize Best Short Screenplay award at the New York International Screenplay Awards in Manhattan, New York. Additionally, the screenplay went on to be an Official Selection for Best Short Screenplay at the Columbus Black International Film Festival, Official Finalist in the New York Screenplay Contest for Best Thriller Screenplay, and was selected as a winning Official Finalist at the California Film Awards. In March of 2018, Ryan was the youngest recipient of the prestigious Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Award for his achievements in Film and Video. Later in the year, Ryan was awarded with both a Joyce and Thomas Moorehead Foundation Scholarship and a Congressional Black Caucus Visual Arts Scholarship.

Currently, Ryan is attending the Savannah College of Art and Design with an Achievement Honors and Academic Scholarship in Atlanta, Georgia working toward a BFA in Film & Television. He spends his days and nights working on an array of projects, hoping to one day take his throne as one of the most prominent filmmakers to reach the big screen.

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