Kristen took home the Best First Time Filmmaker Award at the San Francisco Black Film Festival 2013 for the short film First Date!
FIRST DATE airs nationally on ASPIRE TV and digitally on KWELI TV.
A young woman’s emotional encounter with a familiar stranger.
First Date revolves around Lia, a young woman who has recently moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles, CA. During her ‘welcome’ brunch, she receives a mysterious text from ‘R.T.,’ an older man who wants to show her a nice time in her new town. But their encounter is filled with unwelcome emotion and awkward jitters.
Written & Directed by: Kristen V. Carter
Produced by: Kristen V. Carter, Brandon Deese, Jamila Jordan
Director of Photography: Jacob R. Burke
Starring Stephanie Parrott, Byron Marc Newsome, Lauren Elliott, Maya Washington, and Jeffrey Pugh. Introducing Jair Lucus and Jakye Hibler.
Winner of Best First Time Filmmaker Award
at the San Francisco Black Film Festival
Nominated for Best Short Film at San Diego Black Film Festival
Nominated for Saatchi & Saatchi ‘Nothing is Impossible’ Producers Award at Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival
Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center Film Festival
California International Shorts Festival
Garden State Film Festival
Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival
Reel Independent Film Extravaganza
San Diego Black Film Festival,
San Francisco Black Film Festival
Broadcasting Nationally on Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE TV cable network;
Online distribution via www.itsashort.com and KWELI TV