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A film about love and its inevitable change/decline charting the emotional anatomy of several relationships over the course of one day.
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Next Stop... Washington DC!!


Hello Friends,

Hoping this note finds everyone well.  Just a quick update to let you know that IN THE MORNING will screen in Washington, DC on Friday, May 29th at the Anacostia Arts Center, in partnership with Parallel Film Collective.  Seating is limited, so I'm encouraging those who plan on attending to buy early.  More information can be found here:

We had an amazing, sold out screening at Brooklyn Academy of Music last month, a great screening in Philadelphia last week, and I just returned from Seattle, where IN THE MORNING screened at The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival this past weekend.  It's been phenomenal to share our film and connect with wonderful new friends and audiences.  More screenings on the way!  A reminder, for those of you who'd like more frequent updates, you can follow us on Facebook by 'liking' the page here: or follow the film on twitter @hollywdafricans or me @NefertiteNguvu.  Also, our website is kept up to date with all film related info:

Here are a few links to some recent press we've gotten:

The Philadelphia Inquirer.... "Visually and poetically arresting... 'In the Morning' looks and sounds like 'The Big Chill' - if written by Zora Neale Hurston." (How cool is that!!)

Another Philadelphia Inquirer write up:

The Hollywood Shuffle:

Hello Beautiful lists myself and cast member/fellow filmmaker Numa Perrier amongst 25 Women to Know:

In Her Shoes:

The New York Amsterdam News:

The Brooklyn Reader:

Our little indie film that could is coming along!  Thank you again for your support and for taking this journey with me.  Without you, this film would not be possible.  Leaving you with a photo from our screening at BAM.  Our Q&A was hosted by Tambay Obenson of Shadow and Act, it was a beautiful night!

With love, light & gratitude,


Q&A at BAM New Voices in Black Cinema
Q&A at BAM New Voices in Black Cinema

Philadelphia Tickets Available!!


Hi friends!

Hoping everyone is well.  Just wanted to let you know that IN THE MORNING will be screening in Philadelphia on April 14th, presented in partnership with BlackStar Film Festival and ReelBlack Presents.  I'm a huge fan of both organizations and am really excited about sharing the film with their audiences.  For those of you in Philly, tickets are now available and can be purchased by clicking here.  For those of you joining us for our screening in Brooklyn at BAM, I'm told our tickets are close to being sold out. If you haven't yet, get your tickets for that screening here.

Also sharing with you a great recent write up about emerging Black female filmmakers.  I'm happy to have been included amongst such a wonderful group, including one of our cast members, fellow filmmaker Numa Perrier.  You can read the article here:

Coming soon, details about upcoming screenings in Seattle, Washington, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.  Until then, wishing you all a happy Spring Equinox!  I'm thrilled that our film, the film you helped make possible is finally being seen.  It's a beautiful thing!  Many, many thanks for your continued support.

With love, light and gratitude,




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,