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“THE KITCHENETTE IS THE FUNNEL THROUGH WHICH OUR PULVERIZED LIVES FLOW TO RUIN AND DEATH ON THE CITY PAVEMENTS, AT A PROFIT…”

-RICHARD WRIGHT

The Funnel is a narrative short film written and directed by author and activist, Charlene Carruthers. The narrative piece explores two generations of Black women who are connected by blood, ancestral power and land.

With her directorial debut, Carruthers guides the viewer through a familial space while exposing the harshness of what families felt being sardined in one-room kitchenettes in the mid 20th century.Themes explored with this script include displacement, predatory housing practices, migration, generational connection, and queer identity. Our projected distribution will take place during the second quarter of 2022 and will include niche film festival circuits.

My role as producer included sourcing key department heads, maintaining an efficient pre-production schedule, securing all necessary permits and certificates of insurance, handling all production concerns, and leading the fundraising.

LOGLINE: While struggling with Chicago's ongoing housing crisis, a young Black woman encounters a familiar spirit that opens her eyes and awakes a gift.

GENRE: Drama

THEME: Family, Love, Spirituality

STATUS: Screening at Local Film Festivals

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Summary: Short Film, Narrative, Film Production, Independent

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