Writer/Director Frances Bodomo created a stunning short film that follows a Ghanaian family who take their restless granddaughter to a tent revival deep in Louisiana to get her “slain in the Spirit” and cured from her rebellion. This short premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, features a knock-out performance by young Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild, 12 Years a Slave), and is evocatively shot on 16mm.
Bodomo made the film during her MFA program at NYU. Her subsequent short film, Afronauts, is currently being developed into a feature via the Sundance Directors Lab. This is a visionary filmmaker who I am thrilled to have discovered.