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Submit your application for the 2018 ATT Untold Stories program here.

This is the inaugural year of AT&T Presents Untold Stories. An Inclusive Film Program in Collaboration with Tribeca. AT&T and Tribeca are working together to support filmmakers that are underrepresented in the industry. As part of a multi-year collaboration, AT&T is providing one grant recipient $1 million dollars to create a film. On April 18, five filmmakers will pitch proposed projects to a jury of industry professionals. The $1 million dollar grand recipient will be selected to begin the journey of creating and premiering their film at 2018’s festival. The finished film will culminate with a world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and will run across AT&T's video platforms, including DIRECTV NOW. The remaining filmmakers will receive a $10,000 micro grant to support telling their stories.

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One Million Dollar Grant Recipient

Nigerian Prince

Director: Faraday Okoro

Faraday is a New York City based Nigerian-American filmmaker. He attended Howard University and NYU Graduate Film School. Faraday’s films have screened in numerous film festivals worldwide, including Tribeca, LA Film Festival, and the Palm Springs International Shortsfest. In 2016, Faraday was included in MovieMaker Magazine’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch.

FILMMAKERS AND PROJECTS

Forever, Even Longer

Writer | Director: Andres Perez-Duarte
Producer: Navid Khonsari
Producer: Vassiliki Khonsari

After the death of his estranged gay son, an elderly, small-town Mexican man must travel to the U.S. to meet his heartbroken granddaughter, his resentful son-in-law and confront his own prejudice. In this authentic drama that celebrates the laugh-at-life moments, Forever, Even Longer tells the universal story of intolerance and forgiveness—even after it seems too late.

The Hand of God

Producer: Pricilia Anany
Writer | Director: Lissette Feliciano

Elon Edson is the greatest footballer in the world. On the eve of receiving a lifetime achievement award, he recounts belief in miracles which carried him from his mother’s death at the hands or terrorism through his perilous escape from Nigeria to Europe.

I’m Not Down

Director | Co-Screenwriter: A. Sayeeda Moreno
Producer: Derek Nguyen

When a middle-aged, black punk rock single dad is served an eviction notice by the greedy new landlord of his New York City tenement building, he has to fight for his way of life and save the livelihood of his family, the building’s tenants, and the character of neighborhood that’s being threatened to vanish forever.

The Short History of the Long Road

Screenwriter | Director: Ani Simon-Kennedy
Producer: Darren Dean
Producer: Kishori Rajan

Teenage Nola grew up living out of a van with her charismatic father, Clint—two nomads against the world. When Clint suddenly dies, Nola must confront the reality of life on the road alone. She’ll need to take the wheen for the first time – learning to own her grief, her past and her new destination.

the greenlight committee

Len Amato

Len Amato is President of HBO Films, responsible for all original movies made for the network.  He started his career in New York at Tribeca Productions and was President of Spring Creek Productions prior to coming to HBO.

Fiona Carter

Fiona Carter is Chief Brand Officer for AT&T, a global leader in the rapidly converging telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) space. She oversees global brand marketing, advertising, media and sponsorships, as well as the integration of brand leadership into the company's business strategies. She strives to bring diverse perspectives to the table and leads AT&T’s participation in the Association of National Advertisers’ #SeeHer initiative to end gender bias in advertising.

Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker who is best known for directing the feature films Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire, and The Paperboy, in addition to producing Monster’s Ball.  In 2015, Daniels expanded his influence into the world of television by co-creating the Fox network’s mega hit series Empire and is currently working on his latest series, STAR, which was recently picked up by Fox for a second season.

Josh Deutsch

Josh Deutsch is the CEO and co-founder of Downtown Records, and a leading influencer in the worlds of music and digital media.

Anthony Mackie

Anthony Mackie is currently one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors, known for his roles in Oscar-winning films “The Hurt Locker” and “Million Dollar Baby,” as well as recurring character ‘The Falcon’ in the Marvel universe films.

Frida Torresblanco

Frida Torresblanco is the award winning producer of PAN'S LABYRINTH directed by Guillermo del Toro and the winner of three Oscars, MAGIC MAGIC, and the upcoming DISOBEDIENCE starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola, directed by Sebastian Lelio, which was produced through her new film production company Braven Films.

Jeffery Wright

Tony, Emmy, AFI and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright has enjoyed an illustrious career that has spanned the worlds of theatre, film and television. Wright can be seen playing Bernard Lowe, in HBO’s reimagining of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film, WESTWORLD.

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