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Directed by Katori Hall

Short Narrative
USA | 14 min | 2016

Chauncey Wright, a bull-riding champion, takes a lake trip with his son and daughter, only to have their weekend excursion upended by an act of racism.

Arkabutla - Katori HallKatori Hall
Director,  Writer

KATORI HALL is a writer hailing from Memphis, Tennessee. Hall’s plays include: The Mountaintop (2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play). Her plays have been presented on six continents, and she is currently under commission to write a new play for the UK’s National Theatre.
Her additional awards include the Lark Play Development Center Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellowship, the ARENA Stage American Voices New Play Residency, the Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship, two Lecomte du Nouy Prizes from Lincoln Center, the Fellowship of Southern Writers Bryan Family Award in Drama, a NYFA Fellowship, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Columbia University John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement, the Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre, and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Playwriting Award.
She was a participant of the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab, where her play Hurt Village was developed into a film, and also Sundance’s inaugural Episodic Story Lab, where she developed her television show The Dial.
She is a proud member of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, the Coca-Cola Scholar Program, the Dramatists Guild, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She is currently a member of the Residency Five at Signature Theatre in New York City. Katori will make her feature directing debut with a film adaptation of Hurt Village, which received its world premiere at Signature in 2012.

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Film Information

Director: Katori Hall
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 14 min
Rated: PG 13


Writer: Katori Hall
Khaliah Neal, Katori Hall
Music Composer: Michael Leonhart
Cinematographer/DP: Ryan Earl Parker
Editor: Catie Stickels, Alan Canant
Costume Designer:
Andrea Washington-Brown

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