1957, USA. Sixteen-year-old Grace prepares for her baptism in the rural 1950's South. When she learns she must repent before the ritual, Grace contemplates her romantic feelings toward her best friend Louise. Grace is a dramatic Black Southern Gothic and queer short film set in the 1950s that explores the conflicts that religious traditions and rites of passage often present in relation to identity formation.
Starring: Jordan Rayanna Wells, Alexis Cofield, Mikayla LaShae Bartholomew, CL Simpson, JeVon Blackwell
Written, Directed, and Produced by Natalie Jasmine Harris
Director of Photography: Tehillah De Castro
Editor: Harry Cepka
Color: Kya Lou
Production Design: Jai Monee'
Composer: Taul Katz
Produced by Samiyah Wardlaw, Morgan Powell, Latavia Young, Julia Kennelly, Natalie Jasmine Harris
Executive Producers Aunjanue Ellis, Colin Trevorrow, Dr. Debra A. Bright, Fanshen Cox, Natalia Bougadellis
This film was produced with support from The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) Pitch Competition, The Future of Film Is Female, Kickstarter’s Creative Capital x Skoll Creator Fund, Scout Film Festival's Emerging Filmmakers Grant, The Inside Out RE:FOCUS Fund, and Creative Culture at The Jacob Burns Film Center.