"What We Tolerate" is a short film written by Jermaine Smith geared to open up and create dialogue on the various effects of domestic violence. The conversation between the female character Lorraine (played by Bernadette Allen) and the male character Grant (Suga Ray) touches on the acts of violence to her, the acts of violence witnessed by her child and the reluctance to protect herself and the child, to the hesitancy to report such acts committed. Grant struggles emotionally throughout the conversation to do something as he has been removed out of Lorraine and her son's life because of his own flaws and false accusations. Directed by Jermaine Smith Cinematographer: J. Nabors Editor/Score: Edmund Dorsey
"A Piece of Me: An Everyday Story" -a story of forgiveness, generational curses, verbal & physical abuse and infidelity. Adapted from the stage play and book versions. Starring Devale Ellis, Khadeen Ellis, Kimberly M. Courts, Ta-Tanishia Pearson and Zae Diggs as Baby Boy. Directed by Ernest A. Robinson and Jermaine Smith.
In some families we often think it could never happen to us when we hear of other peoples secrets and bones hidden in their closets being exposed. We live thinking that such secrets and deceit would never come knocking at our doors. But in this circle of deceits, secrets and wanting to be with someone just because we just don’t want to be alone we think within ourselves; “God had to give this man to me”. But in the mirror we find ourselves asking the question, “Was it really God?” A story that hit a small town in Ohio that we only see on a Life Time Movie; it can happen to a well know Christian family. But when it does how do we find forgiveness and recover from the shock, shame and the blame?