Secrets & ToysA fun sexy short about a mother and daughter who discover through a comedy of errors the secrets they have been keeping from each other.
Darryl Stephens (Noah's Arc, Private Practice, Another Gay Movie)
Dalila Ali Rajah (Cherry Bomb, Grey's Anatomy, Pretty/Tough)
Directed by Cheryl Dunye (Watermelon Woman, Stranger Inside, OWLS)
So this is the little short film that could. I wrote it years ago, and as many of us do, I sat on it. I love this story. It's fun, touching, and shows some lovely diverse images of queer people of color. I would love your support in getting it made. I usually spend most of my time outside of mommy-ing and healing doing activism work to help build a country where we all have equal rights. Today I am asking for your support to help make one of my dreams come true.
I have a little bit of what we need to make this film happen, but I need another $10,000 - 15,000 dollars. I have such an incredible community, and I KNOW that this is a drop in the bucket if we all come together to make this happen!
A little more about our team:
Cheryl Dunye, a native of Liberia, holds an MFA from Rutgers University. Her fourth feature film, THE OWLS is presently making the rounds and national and international film festivals this year. Her third feature film, Miramax’s MY BABY’S DADDY, was a box office success. Her second feature, HBO Films STRANGER INSIDE, garnered her an Independent Spirit award nomination for best director. Dunye’s debut film, THE WATERMELON WOMAN, was awarded the Teddy Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Her other works have premiered at film festivals and museums worldwide. Dunye has received numerous awards and honors for her work. She is based in Los Angeles and is an associate professor of Film at California College of the Arts.
Check out information about her most recent project, Mommy is Coming which is currently touring the festival circuit. www.mommyiscoming.com
Darryl Stephens is best known for playing Noah in the successful LOGO Television series Noah’s Arc created by Patrick Ian Polk. Prior to, Stephens appeared on the sexy, late-night serial, MTV's Undressed and the short-lived series, That's Life (2000 TV series). He is currently a series regular in the new series DTLA, and is also a published author and vocalist. You can get more information on his book, Shortcomings, and his album, Sugartank at www.darrylstephens.com.
Dalila Ali Rajah, the Co-Creator/Exec Producer of the successful late night talk show, Cherry Bomb!, is a wonderful mixture of sandalwood, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Whether she is lighting up the stage with her mesmerizing dance moves or her critically acclaimed acting skills, she is simply a joy to watch. She is an actress, published poet, dancer, and spoken word artist. This Renaissance woman, and mother of a beautiful daughter also paints and life-coaches; providing insightful intuitive guidance through her Faerie Card Readings and energetic healing work. You can find more information at www.dalilaalirajah.com or www.dalilafairy.com
Dalila Ali Rajah
Producer and Actress