About this submission
6 days before he's off to college, Jermaine Whiteside plans on living his best life and hooking up for the first time with one of Chicago's hottest DJs.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
2020 Bronze Lens Award-Winning Short Film Producer. I'm an ex-fashion guy turned writer/director/producer via UCLA's Film Extension program from 2017 to 2019. I've written a collection of short screenplays, and in 2018, produced and directed my short film "Jesus Children of America" shot with the iPhone-8 (runtime 15-mins). I've completed three feature-length screenplays, "85", an alternative coming of age dramedy, "An American Punk Tale", the biopic of an all-black male 70's punk band's journey, and "BURGEN", the story of a news editor turned drug trafficker. In 2019, I was selected as a screenwriter for CMG/Festival de Cannes’ emerging short filmmaker’s program, where my screenplay “Baggage” was produced and screened at Cannes’ Cinema Olympia. In 2020, I was a grant recipient of “Always Write, Writer’s Room Workshop”, and currently I'm producing my short screenplay "Crystal" about a budding young trans starlet who crosses paths with a middle-aged bus driver, and eventually finds themselves in a place of rediscovery. more...