Talk about AfroTech! See You Yesterday, an upcoming sci-fi drama film based on the 2017 short film of the same name, has landed at Netflix for distribution.
It is the directorial debut of Lee protege, Stefon Bristol, who also helmed the short film.
Relative newcomers Eden Duncan-Smith and Danté Crichlow reprise their roles from the short film in a feature film scripted by Bristol and Fredrica Bailey.
The film revolves around "two Brooklyn teenage science prodigies, Claudette “C.J.” Walker (Duncan-Smith) and Sebastian J. Thomas (Crichlow), who build make-shift time machines to save C.J.’s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer." Co-stars include Astro Bradley, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Wavvy Jones.
The original short was an HBO Short Film competition finalist at the American Black Film Festival. It can currently be found on Cinemax's Max Go. In reviewing the short film, Aramide Tinubu wrote for Shadow and Act, "Despite its short runtime, See You Yesterday is electrifying (literally). It encompasses issues of police brutality and the innate desire that all humans have to return the past with the opportunity to do things differently. The teens' frantic determination as they race against time is visceral."
Netflix is set to debut the feature film sometime next year.
For reference, you can watch a trailer of the short film version below: