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Writer & Director Tayarisha Poe delivers in first feature film ‘Selah and The Spades’
April 15, 2020
TAYARISHA POE: I made an overture to “Selah and the Spades,” called "Overture," in 2014, knowing I eventually wanted to make a feature. But I didn't know how to write a feature script, and I didn't know what it would be about, so I wrote short stories about the characters and their world — one every day for the month of November 2014. At the end of the month, I had all these stories. Since I knew how to write and take photos, I turned the stories into separate multimedia works. It's not the most conventional approach to making a movie but it worked for the story because I wound up spending so much time world-building and thinking about the lives of these kids, which in the end made the feature itself so much more complex and rich.  ... read more »
Tayarisha Poe’s — ‘Selah and the Spades’—debut feature is an immersive deep dive into underground societies at a prestigious boarding school —through Black and Brown eyes
April 9, 2020
Writer-director Tayarisha Poe’s “Selah and the Spades,” currently playing on Amazon Prime—immerses us in the world of Selah ("Sell-uh" ) Summers (Lovie Simone), the shrewd and charming senior head of the Spades and one of five underground factions that absolutely dominate social life at a prestigious boarding school. ... read more »
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) TV Honors Winners Announced
August 8, 2019
“When They See Us” wins four AAFCA TV Honors, including Best Limited Series, Best Writing, Breakthrough Performance & Best Ensemble ... read more »
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