The Roe Effect

The Roe Effect

In a world frighteningly similar to our own, Dawn (Nia Fairweather) and her girlfriend Sam (Cher Santiago) are madly in love. But unbeknownst to Sam, Dawn is hiding a terrible secret, one powerful enough to destroy all Dawn holds dear. In this heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, Dawn must choose between exposing a painful truth and losing the girl she loves.

Written & Directed by Kiel Adrian Scott
Starring Nia Fairweather, Cher Santiago, James Holloway, Scott J. Foster & Donna DuPlainter
Produced by Kiel Adrian Scott, Noelle K. Barnes & Kiarra C. Jones
Cinematography by Alan Blanco
Production Design by Kevin Kedroe
Costume Design by Kara Harmon
Original Music by Christian Scott
Featuring Music by Saul Williams
Edited by Kiel Adrian Scott


“Exquisitely made, fantastic in every single aspect, the themes are profound. Kiel is an incredibly exciting new American filmmaker. Bravo!!!
-Jonathan Demme, Academy Award Winning Director of Silence of the Lambs, Philidelphia & Rachel Getting Married

A very fine film. Kiel is one to watch.
-Spike Lee, Director of Do The Right Thing, When The Levees Broke & Inside Man

WINNER – Best Narrative Short, Urbanworld Film Festival
WINNER – Best Short Film HBO Short Film Competition, American Black Film Festival
WINNER – Saatchi & Saatchi NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Producers Award, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.
WINNER – Jury Award for Best Short Film, Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
WINNER – Chessie Award for Best Short, Cine Slam Film Festival
NOMINEE – Black Reel Awards Best Independent Mini Feature
NOMINEE – Gold Hugo Award, Chicago International Film Festival
FEATURED – Festival de Cannes’ Court Métrage/ Short Film Corner

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