CELEBRATING NEW AFRICAN AMERICAN VOICES IN FILM

 

Gentleman Jack stands as a salute to men and women everywhere who passionately pursue their craft. Together with Codeblack Entertainment, we're giving one distinct African American filmmaker a chance to win $10,000 and a VIP trip to Miami Beach June 13th - 17th to screen their winning film for some of the biggest names in the business. 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAMIEN D. SMITH

Our 2018 Real to Reel winner is a St. Louis-born filmmaker who lives to spread bold messages of love and acceptance for all humanity. It gives us great pride to share his winning short film - "Daddy's Big Girl". 

REAL TO REEL WITH

OMARI HARDWICK

Writer, producer, and award-winning actor Omari Hardwick has always been passionate about staying true to what drives him. Learn where he and 2017 Real to Reel winners Janlaté Mullins and Maxie McClintock find inspiration to tell truer stories.

 

ATTEND A LOCAL SCREENING

We’re showcasing bold, new filmmakers in theaters all over the country and bringing some of film's most distinct African American voices into the spotlight. Lend your support by RSVP'ing to a screening in your local area.

 

 

Atlanta - Wrapped
 
Chicago - Wrapped 
 
NYC - Wrapped
 
LA - Wrapped 

 

Miami - Wrapped
 
Dallas - Wrapped

 

2017 Winner

Last Year's Winning Film

The winner of our inaugural Real to Reel short film competition is an award-winning writer, director, and producer based in Atlanta, GA. As a strong believer in the power of collaboration, Janlataé’s ability to develop honest performances and capture those performances in her unique visual style is on full display in her winning Real to Reel submission, Soul Fire.

Presented by Gentleman Jack

Our exceptionally smooth, twice-mellowed Tennessee Whiskey is crafted like any good film—with a bold vision, attention to detail, and a whole lot of passion.