FILM

VOL. II, ISSUE I: INTERSECTION


JEZEBEL

2019
Writer: Numa Perrier
Director: Numa Perrier
Feature Film
Duration: 1 hr 30 min.
Screening Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Screening Location: Maysles Documentary Center, Harlem

FILM SYNOPSIS


A true story. 

In the last days of her mother’s life, 19 year old Tiffany crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. In order to make ends meet, her older sister, a phone sex operator, introduces her to the world of internet fetish cam girls. Tiffany becomes popular as the only "live black model" at the new adult site and soon becomes too close to one of her frequent callers. Dynamics shift in the sister relationship as each woman explores and exploits their sexuality, using their created fantasy worlds as an escape from the realities of their challenging real life circumstances. This bizarre coming of age story depicts sisterhood in a most unusual way.


NUMA PERRIER

Courtesy of the artist

Courtesy of the artist

b. 1979
Born in Haiti and raised in small town USA, Numa Perrier has emerged as an original new voice in the film and TV landscape. A true multi-hyphenate, actor-director-writer-producer--she got her start in the indie digital space creating and starring in numerous series that gained significant popularity such as The Couple where she scored her first HBO development deal. From there she wrote, directed and co-starred in her first feature film JEZEBEL, which premiered at SXSW 2019 landing on The Hollywood Reporters Critics Choice list. Numa then enjoyed a critically acclaimed three episode arc as Elsie on Showtime’s SMILF in a story about surrogate mothers and immigrants. History was also made as Numa became the first woman to win BEST DIRECTOR at the 2019 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) for JEZEBEL along with picking up the award for BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE. In between Numa joined the cast of all female directors and helmed an episode of Queen Sugar. Currently Numa is attached to star in a new feature from director Laurie Collyer and is writing her follow up feature, which she will direct and star in --Blood Mother.