Watch: Ghetto Film School Short Film ‘Divinity Streak’ by Jess Waters

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Watch: Ghetto Film School Short Film ‘Divinity Streak’ by Jess Waters

by Alex Billington
June 18, 2021
Source: YouTube

“No turning back.” Netflix has dropped this new short film for everyone to enjoy called Divinity Streak, created as part of a partnership between Netflix Film Club and Ghetto Film School. The 12-minute short is directed by Geno Brooks, from a script written by Jess Waters – who is actually the focus of this debut from Netflix. A young writer from Ohio now based in LA. This Netflix shorts program is designed to celebrate Black directors, and will include new short films weekly from up-and-coming Black filmmakers of all kinds. Divinity Streak follows three activists plan to hijack a space shuttle launch and go to Mars to create a better world. Starring Tai Brown, Myles Grier, and Roy Williams Jr. The Ghetto Film School (“GFS“) is an award-winning nonprofit founded in 2000 to educate, develop the next generation of great storytellers. This is a cool concept for a short film, and it looks like they pulled it off without any real budget. Time for launch.

Thanks to Netflix for debuting this short. Brief description from YouTube: “After a summer of hard-fought progress in the wake of a nationwide racial awakening, three activists plan to hijack a space shuttle and go to Mars to create a better world.” Divinity Streak is directed by filmmaker Geno Brooks. The screenplay is by Jess Waters – follow them on IG at @jm_waters. “Waters is an award-winning screenwriter originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and currently residing in L.A. As a queer Black non-binary writer, their narrative focus revolves around the re-imagining of history to create both grounded and fantastical explorations of Black and LGBTQ+ identity through a unique lens… A former Hillman Grad Mentee and currently a part of the Artistic Standard TV 2020-2021 Mentorship Program.” This short was made by the Netflix Film Club + Ghetto Film School. Produced by Leah Robson and DC Saxton. To watch more shorts, click here. Thoughts?

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