The short film Juliette Fairley's Mulatto's Dilemma (JFMD) premiered this weekend at the New York International Film Festival in Los Angeles. The highly acclaimed 10-minute movie screened in the Mary Pickford room of Raleigh Studios on Melrose Avenue to a full house on Saturday night September 15."It is rewarding to sit in the audience and experience the viewer's response to my work," said Fairley who wore two different sequined dresses on opening night at Confidential Lounge in Beverly Hills as well as at the screening three days later.What started as a solo show that Fairley performed alone off-Broadway two years ago at the Roy Arias Theater in New York and the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks has quickly gained significance on the film festival circuit due to the television syndication of the prequel Mulatto Saga.JFMD is the sequel to the 7-minute short Mulatto Saga, which is currently airing on network affiliates and cable stations across the country, including KCAL –TV in Los Angeles and CBS in New York.DVD copies of the two short films can be purchased HERE and at this LINK."The overall goal is to get the 90 page script funded and produced," said Fairley. "That's why I've been promoting the short films in order to draw attention to the larger script."JFMD stars Fairley, Cassidy Knight, Kaylee Souther, Hassan Goding and others and will next screen at the Pocono Mountain Film Festival on October 20 and at the Red Hook International Film Festival in Brooklyn on October 14."It's gratifying to have my short films screen at so many different film festivals across the country because it means the word is getting out," said Fairley, who is currently revising the larger script Juliette Fairley's Mulatto Saga to submit to prominent film festivals across the country. Fairley's films have been endorsed by the likes of Jasmine Guy, Malcolm X's Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, Law and Order Actor Richard Brooks, FOX TV Host Tom Murro and many celebrities.
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