On the eve of her cotillion ball, Celeste, a seventeen-year-old closeted poet, experiences an unexpected new love that shifts her role in the traditional rite of passage ceremony.

Starring: Mikayla LaShae Bartholomew, Jacob Daniel Smith, Josca Moore, Aaron Casey, and more.
Written, Directed, and produced by Natalie Jasmine Harris
Director of Photography: Khalea Ross Robinson
Featuring an original score by Carmen Lustik as well as songs "Blu" by Dianna Lopez & "High" by Abby T.
This film was made possible through the assistance of grants from The Johnson Film Launch Award, The Lancer Family Film Production Fund, and The INSIDE OUT RE:FOCUS FUND.

The Directors Guild of America
WINNER Student Film Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement
The American Black Film Festival
TOP 5 FINALIST HBOMax Short Film Competition
The Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
NOMINEE HBOMax Best Short Film Award
The Pan African Film Festival
NOMINEE Best Short Film Jury Award
Newfest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival
WINNER The New York Women in Film & TV (NYWIFT) Grant Award
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