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DAD - short film

Black Dad is a short storytelling animation about the process of growing up with a Black Dad. The fun and silly moments, the struggles, and the healing in adulthood. A short film to help change the one-dimensional narrative of Black fathers in western world culture.

Title: Black Dad

Category: Short Film - Animation

Director/Producer: Cecily Alexandria Chapman

Release year: 2023

Length: 6:48:02

Country: USA

BLACK DAD - trailer

Black Dad is making its world premiere at the Toronto Black Film Festival on Sunday, February 19, 2023 and will also be featured in the Philly Film Showcase on Friday, February 24th.

After these in person showcases, Cecily Alexandria the director/producer plans to create a series of storytelling animations telling the wonderful and complex stories of Black Dads.

If you'd like to screen the film at your event please contact us via email at If you'd like to help fund future Black Dad and Truth Tellers LLC projects please consider using Venmo: @TruthTellers or email us for other collaborations.

Thank you for your support and believing in adding to widening the lens on Black stories. Can't wait to hear from you soon.

Special shout out and appreciation to the BuzzFlick animation team, Kiara Imani, Esq for legal services, Monielle McAllister for sound mixing, and Adam Hardin for music.

Special special shout out to my nephew Asher for the laughter and my brother Abasi for helping to record the laughter and letting me use his recording studio space.

Greatest of shout outs to my father Jay Jr. and my mom Ruth because without either of you this would not be a story to tell.

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