SYNOPSIS


It would be just 
another day for Leonard… 

except The Commission, a shadow organization tasked with keeping members up to snuff on their “blackness”, is hot on his trail for his latest infraction. An afternoon with the love of his life, Lona, goes off course as a missing ID card escalates into questions of loyalty, life, and love.

DIRECTOR’S NOTE


Who are you?

Three words that perhaps form the biggest question we face as individuals and one posed in film since the medium began. BLACKCARD continues in this tradition, asking to whom must one be loyal and at what price? Should we lose individuality for the sake of community … is the happiness of our loved ones more important than our own?

Through a delicate mixture of comedy, satire, and ultimately drama, BLACKCARD captures the journey of one couple trying to answer the above ques- tions. The universality of this issue shines through the specifics of their story, creating a reflection on what we all experience.

~ Pete Chatmon

CAST



Dorian Missick
“Leonard Brown”

Credits Include:
“Annie”
“SouthLAnd”
“Big Words”


Simone Missick
“Lona Cooke”

Credits Include:
“Ray Donovan”
“Taste of Romance”
“Voicemail”


Hisham Tawfiq
“The Commissioner”

Credits Include:
“The Blacklist”
“30 Rock”
“Gun Hill”


Stephen Hill
“Agent Rolle”

Credits Include:
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Political Animals”
“Jack of the Red Hearts”


Erika Myers
“Agent DuPane”

Credits Include:
“Law & Order: SVU”
“Let Them Wear Towels”
“12 Steps to Recovery”


Malikha Mallette
“Agent Fields”

Credits Include:
“Person of Interest”
“Epic”
“One Life to Live”


April Matthis
“Agent Winters”

Credits Include:
“Wendell and the Lemon”
“Elevator Repair Service”


Valence Thomas
“DuVay Jenkins”

Credits Include:
“Taxi Brooklyn”
“Men In Black 3”
“Notorious”


Michael Markham
“Lance Vanderbilt”

Credits Include:
“Law & Order”
“The Sonnet Project”
“Code to a Forgotten Tale”


Vladimir Versailles
“Commission Agent”

Credits Include:
“Public Morals”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Mooz-Lum”


Nasser Metcalfe
“Commission Agent”

Credits Include:
“My Brother”
“Tennessee”

CREW


Pete Chatmon

Director, Executive Producer

Pete Chatmon is the guy you want behind the lens. His debut feature, “Premium”, starred Zoe Saldana and Dorian Missick and premiered on Showtime. Chatmon also wrote, produced, and directed “761st”, a documentary on the first black tank battalion in WWII, narrated by Andre Braugher. Chatmon received the 2008 Tribeca Film Institute "All Access" Program's Creative Promise Narrative Award for the screenplay “$FREE.99”, written in collaboration with Candice Sanchez McFarlane. Through Double7 Images, his Digital Studio, he has directed content for ad agencies, Porsche, Proctor & Gamble, Lenovo, Universal Pictures, and other brands. His career began in 2001 with the Sundance selection of his NYU thesis film “3D”, starring Kerry Washington.

Tony Patrick

Writer, Producer

Tony Patrick, HouYork native (half Houstonian, half New Yorker) is a graduate of NYU’s Dramatic Writing Program. After a brief stint as an NBC Page and assistant producer at Grey Advertising, Tony sold the feature-length screenplay “Full of It” (also known as the international television comedy “Big Liar on Campus”) to New Line Cinema (2002) and worked as a staff writer on UPN’s “Rock Me, Baby” (2003-04). After a six year hiatus in Europe and Southeast Asia, Tony returned stateside with two short documentaries, a music album, and numerous TV and feature film scripts under his belt. His creator-owned comic book, “X-ED”, will be released by Black Mask Studios in Spring 2015.

Christina DeHaven

Producer

A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Christina works as a production manager, line producer, and producer on numerous short films, features, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Several of her films have played at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, and HBO. She also co-produced two feature length documentaries, “My Uncle Berns”, which aired on HBO, and “761st”, an independent documentary about the first African-American tank battalion to enter combat in WWII. Christina is also a member of the Producers Guild of America and is currently serving as the Area Head of Production Supervision for NYU’s Undergraduate Film Program, while teaching her course, Producing the Short Screenplay.

Dorian Missick

Producer

In 2002, Missick made his professional acting debut in “Two Weeks Notice”, playing Tony, Hugh Grant's right-hand man/limo driver. The exposure led to parts in TV shows including “NYPD Blue”, “Law & Order”, “Now and Again”, and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, as well as roles in movies such as “Undermind”, “50 Ways to Leave a Lover”, “A Message from Pops”, “Freedomland”, and “Two Guns”. An audition for “Antwone Fisher”, and subsequent meeting with Denzel Washington, led to a role in “The Manchurian Candidate”. Soon after, Missick got a role playing Elvis in “Lucky Number Slevin", and soon afterward landed his first leading role in “Premium”, alongside Zoe Saldana. He can currently be seen in “Annie” and the upcoming “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul”.

Dylan Verrechia

Cinematographer, Producer

Dylan Verrechia is an award-winning cinematographer. Born in Paris and raised in the Caribbean, he graduated from New York University before working with directors including Jean Rouch, Sam Pollard, Spike Lee, Todd Solondz, Kim Peirce, Sonia Gonzalez, Pete Chatmon, and more. His commercial clients include ARTE, AOL, Atlantic Records, Conde Nast, Funny or Die, HGTV, Huffington Post, PBS, VH1, and more. Fluent in English, French, and Spanish, Dylan has worked across the USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, South Africa, India, France, Italy, Spain, Siberia, and the UK.

K.A. Miille

Editor

K.A. Miille is a multi-talented editor whose work spans feature narratives, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Her narrative experience includes the Peabody award-winning “A Huey P. Newton Story”, “Miracle’s Boys”, both directed by Spike Lee, “Premium”, directed by Pete Chatmon, and an experimental film “Who Killed Bob Marley”, directed by Roger G. Smith & Executive Produced by Steven Soderbergh. Her documentary work includes the critically acclaimed “Through A Lens Darkly”, directed by Thomas Allen Harris (Sundance, 2014), the Peabody, Emmy, and duPont award-winning black history series, “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross”, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, and “Still, The Children Are Here”, produced by Mira Nair.

Sam Miille

Sound Designer

Sam Miille is an award-winning sound designer having worked throughout the department as a  sound mixer, sound effects editor, sound editor, and supervising sound editor. His work spans across the spectrum from narrative and documentary to shorts and features. Most recently, Sam has worked on “The Wolf of Wall Street”, Life of Pi”, “Hugo”, “Boardwalk Empire”, and “Shutter Island”.

ELEW

Producer, Composer

Piano iconoclast ELEW is making a substantial impression on the music world with a thunderous new style of playing: an inspired melding of ragtime, rock and pop that he calls Rockjazz. ELEW has toured the world, recorded, and performed continuously with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Elvin Jones, Roy Hargrove, and Cassandra Wilson, among others. He won the 1999 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, his mesmerizing piano theatrics even then hinting at the new musical paradigm he would one day create. He has scored Pete Chatmon’s features “Premium” and “761st” among other films.

Double7 Images (D7I) is a full service Media + Marketing Collective in NYC. Recent film projects include the romantic-comedy “PREMIUM” (Showtime Networks), starring Dorian Missick (“Annie”, “Better Call Saul”, “SouthLAnd”), Zoe Saldana (“Avatar”, “Star Trek”), and Hill Harper (“CSI: NY”, “He Got Game”), as well as the feature documentary “761st”, about the first black tank battalion in WWII, narrated by Emmy-Award winning actor Andre Braugher. D7I's work has screened at over 40 acclaimed festivals around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, won awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, and been well received by critics, bloggers, and audiences alike. D7I's commercials and music videos have played on BET and VH1 as well as generated millions of hits on YouTube and other social media platforms. The company has been recognized by Fox Business Channel for its video campaigns and profiled by MTV for its innovative approach in conquering the changing digital landscape.

PRODUCTION DETAILS


TRT: 14 Minutes |   Format:  RED Epic |   Location: NY / NJ   |   Completed: Winter 2015 |   Country:  USA


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