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Dear Mama…

A touching drama that delves into grief between a father and his daughter.
5/5

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Directed by Winter Dunn, from a script by Charmaine Cleveland, ‘Dear Mama…’ is a short drama film that explores the conflict between a father and his daughter after the death of his wife. The film is set in the wake of the murder of Tupac Shakur and explores themes of grief and family. Mikayla Lashae Bartholomew leads the cast as Tanisha, with Garland Scott as her father, Nate. A poignant drama that delves into the emotional struggles of bereavement and the different routes grief take us.

The 14-minute film opens with Tanisha packing up her bedroom for relocation. After her mother’s recent passing, a news report announcing the death of Tupac triggers her loss further – bringing tension into the relationship with her father. When Tanisha wants to attend a local Tupac vigil, a conflict arises over the best way to deal with loss. An emotional watch throughout.

Mikayla Lashae Bartholomew delivers an extraordinary performance from the offset – an authentic portrayal of teenage grief. Garland Scott’s role as the widowed father is equally praiseworthy. Charmaine Cleveland’s narrative is compelling viewing and doesn’t shy away from highlighting the complexity of grief, loss and heartbreak. Under Winter Dunn’s direction, the film is beautifully shot with outstanding cinematography, lighting, editing and sound. A gorgeous film that will keep viewers engrossed until the closing credits. Highly recommended.
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Dear Mama…

A touching drama that delves into grief between a father and his daughter.
5/5

Review

Directed by Winter Dunn, from a script by Charmaine Cleveland, ‘Dear Mama…’ is a short drama film that explores the conflict between a father and his daughter after the death of his wife. The film is set in the wake of the murder of Tupac Shakur and explores themes of grief and family. Mikayla Lashae Bartholomew leads the cast as Tanisha, with Garland Scott as her father, Nate. A poignant drama that delves into the emotional struggles of bereavement and the different routes grief take us.

The 14-minute film opens with Tanisha packing up her bedroom for relocation. After her mother’s recent passing, a news report announcing the death of Tupac triggers her loss further – bringing tension into the relationship with her father. When Tanisha wants to attend a local Tupac vigil, a conflict arises over the best way to deal with loss. An emotional watch throughout.

Mikayla Lashae Bartholomew delivers an extraordinary performance from the offset – an authentic portrayal of teenage grief. Garland Scott’s role as the widowed father is equally praiseworthy. Charmaine Cleveland’s narrative is compelling viewing and doesn’t shy away from highlighting the complexity of grief, loss and heartbreak. Under Winter Dunn’s direction, the film is beautifully shot with outstanding cinematography, lighting, editing and sound. A gorgeous film that will keep viewers engrossed until the closing credits. Highly recommended.
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