Leilani’s Fortune dir. Loveleen Kaur/CANADA/80:00/2023
Leilani’s Fortune is an intimate journey that follows the blossoming career of queer, Ethiopian-Eritrean artist, Witch Prophet.
After a decade of struggling as an independent artist, she is finally getting the validation and support she needs to create the album of her prophecies.
Canada boasts some of the biggest names in music including Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, and Drake. With her hypnotic harmonies and genre bending sound, she is poised to shape the next era of global Canadian artists.
Filmmaker Loveleen Kaur will be in attendance.
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Preceded by the short film
A Tender Date – dir. Tanesha Morris/USA/8:26/2023
A couple has their first date and realize they have a strong connection and an even stronger disconnection.
Filmmaker/Actor Tanesha Morris will be in attendance.
Loveleen Kaur is a documentary filmmaker with passion to empower QT/BIPOC artists to embrace their right to their voice and navigating the barriers that force them to play small.
Her films projects center the stories of how those overlooked in the mainstream build re-build, re-shape, and re-claim their communities,, even in the face of insurmountable obstacles. Recent successes have included her film, Worst Student Ever (Producer, 2018) receiving the Audience Choice Award Winner at the Breakthroughs Film Festival, the PowerPlant Artist-In-Residence (2018), the selection of her documentary film, Behind The Fare for a screening at Mayworks (Director, 2016), and being awarded the Access Grant by the OAC (2015).
Loveleen holds an Honours BA in Political Science and an MA in Cultural Studies. She has been invited to speak and lead workshops in Canada, U.S. and the U.K. On any given day, you can find Loveleen whipping around on her red bike – Hedwig, planning her next adventure, or visioning a new project!
Tanesha Morris is an independent writer and director from Shreveport, LA. She wrote her first screenplay when she was an undergraduate at Full Sail University studying Creative Writing for Entertainment. She was the 2019 C.C. Antoine Business Excellence Award recipient and her short films, “Blackout” and “Crystalville” is featured on the Louisiana Film Channel. She currently works in the TV & Film industry in New Orleans. Her most recent projects she’s worked on are Emancipation, The Color Purple and a slew of personal film projects.