Narrative and Non-Fiction Films
An imaginative, young, black inspiring baseball player is torn between his new predominately white high school and his gang-infested home of South Central. As his worlds collide, he must choose what hat he will wear in order to survive.
Starring: Sherri Shepherd, Dante Brown, Jensen Atwood
Directed By: Sadé Clacken Joseph
A dramedy that follows a first generation Caribbean-American teen trying to navigate life between her dysfunctional immigrant family and her Catholic, all-girls school.
Written and Directed by: Sadé Clacken Joseph
Violets is a USC MFA short thesis film about love, and how one African-American family is transformed when its patriarch is revealed to be transgender. It follows John, a faithful father, son, husband, and LAPD officer grappling with gender identity and his journey as he and his wife Violet struggle to navigate love and life within their predominately Christian, African-American community.
Starring: Loretta Devine, Scott St. Patrick, Aisha Kabia, Mykal Michelle
Music by: Edan Freiberger
Produced and Edited by: Sadé Clacken Joseph
A short film that follows a young couple, the morning after their engagement.
Written by: Thais Francis
Directed by Sadé Clacken Joseph
Masafer Yatta: They Destroy, We Rebuild is a documentary project that takes an intimate look at the lives and resilience of a Palestinian community in the South Hebron Hills.
Produced, Shot and Edited by: Sadé Clacken Joseph
A hopeful documentary about the struggle for girls education in Sub-Saharan Africa and one girl's determination to help solve it.
Co-Directed, Shot and Edited by: Sadé Clacken Joseph
Dreamers is an ongoing documentary project that tracks the lives of several young undocumented "Dreamers" in New York City.
Directed, Shot and Edited by: Sadé Clacken Joseph
A French exchange student in Los Angeles is sexually assaulted by the boyfriend of her hostess. and must grapple with the consequences in a toxic high-school.
Produced by Sadé Clacken Joseph
During the spring of 1968, a young black soldier returns home from Vietnam and must win back the heart of his true love while struggling with the onset of PTSD.
Director of Photography: Sadé Clacken Joseph