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IBFF 2021 Award Nominee


'So You Wanna Be Black?!'

Nominated for Best Lead Female Actor


Gareth hangs out with his friends at the regular spot on a block filled with culture of predominantly Black Caribbean community. He is being questioned about his belonging in the crowd by one of the olders who due to Gareth’s white skin does not trust him to be a genuine addition to the community. The group leaves the place avoiding unnecessary confrontation. However as Gareth gets home, he is then confronted by his racist uncle Mickey, who does not believe that his nephew can make true friends outside of his race. Frustrated and disappointed, Gareth leaves the house to meet his friends amongst who is his love interest: Sandra, a beautiful black woman who has been Gareth’s closest friend for a while. As the two are getting closer together, they are being interrupted by two racists who verbally abuse the couple. Surprisingly, the person coming to the rescue is… uncle Mickey. Does seeing the treatment his nephew and his friend received change his attitude? Where does that leave Gareth?


Daniel Glenn-Barbour


Daniel Glenn-Barbour


Angelika Napierala


Gareth: Gareth Mort Sandra: Tiffany Thomas Uncle Mickey: James Sowle Po: Keaon Martial-Phillip Neaveh: Faith Kiggundu Dev: Daniel Johnson Harry: Joseph Samimi Dave: Kurtis Lowe Domino's Uncle #1: Adrian 'Gatta' Grant Domino's Uncle #2: Mr Blair Gareth's Mum Voice: Sarah Bostock


Director: Daniel Glenn Barbour Writer: Daniel Glenn-Barbour Producer: Angelika Napierala First Assistant Director: Adrian ‘Gatta’ Grant Camera operation: Adrian 'Gatta' Grant Drone Operator: Adonis White Editor: Daniel Glenn-Barbour Colourist: Daniel Glenn-Barbour

Original Story

Selected Music

Main Spoken Language: English
Budget: Unknown/No Budget
Completion Date: 2021-11-07
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