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The Jump Off

Jovan James
Running Time:4:41 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:15 PM EST
Friday, November 9
Jengo's Playhouse
1:30 PM EST
Sunday, November 11

Director of Photography: Elegance Bratton
Executive Producer: Brittany “B.Monét” Fennell
Lead Actor: David A Wallace Supporting Actor: Michael Rishawn

A gay young man in a passionate DL relationship struggles for legitimacy with his closeted lover.

Screening In: Cherimoya Shorts


Jovan James is a filmmaker and photographer dedicated to showing the black experience with compassion and unflinching honesty. Starting from a young age with an interest in medicine and science, he independently discovered his love for film as a teenager. Jovan developed his love in art and storytelling as he worked his way through college at University of Maryland. He is a NYU Tisch Grad Film Student and recently completed his first short film,“The Jump Off”, that explores the end of a relationship between two young gay, black men, it had its film festival debut at UrbanWorld in New York City and has played at over a dozen festivals across the country. He is set to debut his next short film, “Tadpole”, at New Orleans Film Festival. He is currently in writing his first feature film, hoping to push the boundaries even further on black queer stories.