Lanre Olabisi’s film A Storybook Ending Focuses on a Black Man who Kills a White Cop in Self-Defense

Starring Rotimi Paul (The First Purge), Carra Patterson (Straight Outta Compton), Sawandi Wilson (Isn’t It Romantic) and Toni Ann DeNoble (Manifest)

Lanre Olabisi’s A Storybook Ending, focuses on a black man who accidentally kills a white cop in self-defense. This topical short which has already screened at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, the San Antonio Film Festival, and the Woods Hole Film Festival also screened at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) as part of the HBO Short Film competition as a finalist in August. It will be screening at Roxbury International Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival and Montreal International Black Film Festival which are all in September.

When a black man accidentally kills a white cop in self-defense, the cover-up sets off a chain reaction of deceit, blackmail, and murder.

Director Lanre Olabisi has written and directed two feature films, August the First and Somewhere in the Middle.  Lanre’s films have screened at over 75 film festivals including SXSW and Karlovy Vary. His work has won top prizes in ten international film festivals and has also been nominated for an IFP Gotham Award as well as a Black Reel Award. Olabisi’s latest short film A Storybook Ending is a neo-noir, dark comedy about a black man who accidentally kills a white cop in self-defense. The short is based on Lanre’s feature film of the same name which is currently in development.

A Storybook Ending will be screening at Roxbury International Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival and Montreal International Black Film Festival which are all in September and at Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival in October.

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