Queen of Hearts is a 10-minute short film about an all-powerful, black, supernatural Queen in a fictional Victorian kingdom. The film is a magical infusion of West African culture in a historically European setting. It offers a creative glimpse into the life of a complex Queen whose world is shattered when she discovers that the life of her life is not who she thought he was. She soon discovers that there is a correlation between her overwhelming pain and supernatural powers, making it difficult for her to differentiate between right and wrong. With succubus-like abilities that arise in moments of great distress, she fights to protect herself and the ones she loves against those who want what she has: control.
Estimated run time: 10 mins
Writer(s)/Director(s): Lindsey Addawoo & Kyisha Williams
Producer: Alicia De Four
Cinematographer: Justin Black
Editor: Lu Asfaha
Currently, there is an IndieGogo campaign to help finance the film. Allow these women to tell the story of magical Black girls through this incredible narrative Queen of Hearts. There’s only a new days left and your support will help this fantasy tale come to life!
♕ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
lindsey addawoo is a Toronto-based writer and filmmaker. She graduated from Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media (fka Radio & Television Arts) program in 2014, where she earned a Tara Award nomination for UNDERside, a student-based webseries project highlighting underprivileged youth based on their social class, gender, and race. In 2016, Lindsey completed the BlackWomenFilm! Leadership Program.
kyisha williams is a Toronto-based Black, queer, high femme, sex-positive artist and health promoter. Her favourite mediums are filmmaking, acting, and dance. She created her first film, Red Lips [cages for Black girls] in 2010, with the support of Inside Out Film Festival’s Legacy Film Program. In 2015, she independently created her second short experimental video work, still[ness] Black. She has acted in 15 short film/video works and enjoys stage and site managing. In 2016, she completed the BlackWomenFilm! Leadership Program.