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In The Morning a feature film by Nefertite Nguvu's video poster

A film about love and its inevitable change/decline charting the emotional anatomy of several relationships in one day. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on September 30, 2011.

A film about love and its inevitable change/decline charting the emotional anatomy of several relationships in one day.

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Hello Friends:

Hoping this note finds everyone well.  Sharing some more good news about our film IN THE MORNING.  We'll be screening at Brooklyn Academy of Music on Saturday, March 28th at 7:30pm as part of BAMcinématek & ActNow Foundation's New Voices in Black Cinema Festival.  I'll be in attendance with members of our cast and crew, and there will be a post-screening Q&A.  Tickets are on sale now.  I'm thrilled about this for so many reasons!  It's a great festival, in a beautiful theater, and as you know we shot our film in Brooklyn, in eight days, against all odds.  Last but not least, the screening falls exactly three years after our shoot.  Some of our scenes were filmed on that exact block, so this will be a huge celebration!  I'm thankful to have made it to the finished line, thankful to all of you for your support, and thankful to all of my collaborators for pouring so much into IN THE MORNING.  We did it!

For more about the festival and line up, here's a link to the write up in Shadow and Act:

For tickets visit our film page on BAM's website, here's the link:

Also, we had a beautiful run at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.  Our screenings were well attended and the feedback was wonderful.  Here are a few links about IN THE MORNING's presence at PAFF:


For Harriet:

Good Lookn Out:

And here are links to snippets of our post screening Q & A captured by audience members: day one: and day three:

Hope to see more of you at BAM, it's going to be a fantastic night! 

As always, with love light & gratitude


Our Q&A at the Pan African Film Festival
Our Q&A at the Pan African Film Festival


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Hello friends!!

I hope you are all very well.  Just a quick note for those of you in the Los Angeles area, tickets are now on sale for our Pan African Film & Arts Festival screenings via or For a direct link, click here.  IN THE MORNING screens on Friday, February 6th at 7:45pm, followed by a Q&A with our filmmakers and cast. Additional screenings will be held on Saturday, February 7th at 10:25pm and Sunday, February 8th at 3:00pm.  Can't wait to share our film with more of you!!  See you soon!! 



Our last post-screening Q&A at UrbanWorld Film Festival, more to come!
Our last post-screening Q&A at UrbanWorld Film Festival, more to come!



Hello Friends,

Happy New Year! Hoping that this note finds you all well, and that your year is off to a great start. Sharing some exciting news: we have more IN THE MORNING screenings coming up this year. We’ll have the wonderful opportunity to share our film with audiences in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Paris, with more cities on the way!

First up, Los Angeles!! We’ll make our west coast premiere at the Pan African Film Festival in LA After having lived with the film so singularly for so long, it was an amazing experience to finally share it with such an enthusiastic and receptive audience in New York at UrbanWorld, and I’m thrilled to now have the opportunity to share it with audiences in Los Angeles at the Pan African Film Festival.

IN THE MORNING will screen Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 7:45pm, followed by a Q&A with our filmmakers and cast. There will also be subsequent screenings on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 10:25pm and Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 3:00pm. All screenings will take place at RAVE Cinemas (4200 Marlton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA). I’ll be sure to let you know when tickets go on sale. I hope to be able to meet more of you there!

I’ll keep you posted as details are finalized for our other upcoming screenings, and look forward to sharing our film with you and other audiences very soon. Being able to complete, and now share this film is such a blessing. As an artist, that’s what matters most to me: the ability to tell our stories, to explore our own humanity, in it’s boundless complexity. In light of all that’s happening in the world, having the opportunity to do so is an incredible gift that I do not take for granted. Thank you for making this dream and this film possible. 

Leaving you with one of my favorite photos from our premiere at UrbanWorld. It’s of our wonderful audience... When we can see ourselves reflected back in meaningful ways, it’s a beautiful thing!

With love, light and gratitude,




Hello Friends,

Hoping this note finds everyone well.  Just wanted to share some great news.  We had a wonderful screening of IN THE MORNING at UrbanWorld Film Festival, and our film won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film!  The award is Presented by Panavision and comes with a $15,000 camera package donation of Panavision equipment, which will be put to great use on our next project.  We are off to a great start! 

Also, sharing with you a few links to some great articles and interviews that have appeared over the last few weeks about our film, the film YOU helped make possible:

Filmmaker Magazine:


Okay Player:

Arise 360:

Clutch Magazine:

In Her Shoes Blog:

BK Live:

I will continue to keep you all posted as other screenings emerge.  Looking forward to sharing more good news soon.  Thank you again for all of your support and for helping to make this film a reality.  Leaving you with a photo of myself and our beautiful cast on the red carpet at UrbanWorld, they shine!

With love, light and gratitude,





I hope everyone is well.  We are counting down the days to our screening!!  Just wanted to send you a quick update to let you know that tickets for our Urbanworld Film Festival screening are now available via Fandango!  Find us as "UFF In The Morning" on Or click here  Soon, they'll also be available on the UrbanWorld website. Be sure to buy your tickets early! We'll see you on 9/20/14 at 8:00pm. We are sooooooo excited!!!! Again thank you for making IN THE MORNING possible. 

Leaving you with a photo of two of our film's characters: Malik and Cadence. Watch their complicated story unfold on 9/20/14.  See you there!

With love and gratitude,