A young African-American male struggling to find his identity within the Black community meets a persuasive relic of the past.

Not Black Enough follows a young African American man struggling to find his identity within his community, who meets a persuasive relic of the past. The film stars Patrick Decile, one of the breakout stars of 2017’s Academy Award® Best Picture winner Moonlight (2016) and Corey Knight from HBO’s We Are Who We Are (2020), garnered mentions in The New York Times & Variety before its debut, screened at 9 international festivals (4 Oscar & 5 BAFTA Qualifying), is currently being distributed by Dedza Films & Kino Lorber, and is currently streaming on the Criterion Channel.

Director’s Vision for ‘Not Black Enough’

On June 2nd, 2018 while working on the screenplay to this film, I traveled down to South Carolina to visit the Joseph Manigault Museum; the plantation where my direct ancestors were owned, lived, and died as slaves.On that soil, this script was written.