This is installment #20 of Shadow And Act’s #ShortFilmShoutout series.
Shows like Insecure have showcased the complexities and sometimes absurdities of dating for Black women. However, one unspoken truth about dating in the world of social dating is that it’s a small world. One way or another, there may be a chance that you may run into that person who you had an awkward romantic experience with.
This notion is perfectly encapsulated in the short film HOMI3S, our latest Short Film Shoutout. The setup of HOMI3S is pretty simple: Jasmine and her best friend Vicky attend their friend Shante’s birthday party.
However, Jasmine’s night soon takes an awkward turn. What was to be a simple celebration for her friend’s birthday turns into Jasmine’s worst nightmare when she learns Malcolm, a man she met on Tinder for a one-night encounter, is also attending the party. As if the night isn’t awkward enough, attending that same party is Jerome, another one of Jasmine’s love interests.
Written by Seymone Kelly and directed by David Williams, HOMI3S perfectly captures the awkward encounters that come along with millennial dating. The dialogue is natural and the party setting offers the perfect backdrop to discuss the ups and downs of dating for people in their 20s and 30s.
Watch Kelly’s romantic short, HOMI3S, below.
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