Stella with the World on Her Shoulders
(TV Pilot, 2017)

Stella with the World on Her Shoulders is a half-hour television pilot produced through NYU’s Advanced Television program, written by Sidney Butler and directed by Chris Cole. The story is about a young African American woman who loses her job and apartment in New York City, and is forced to return home to her family in the suburbs. While there, she keeps her true intentions hidden and observes how much their lives have changed without her. This pilot was featured on Issa Rae's "Short Film Sundays" youtube channel.

Camera: Sony F5
Optics: Zeiss CP.2 Lenses, Black Promist Filters
TRT: 27 minutes