Gramercy will be screening online as part of the BFI London Film Festival’s Secrets & Lies program, from October 7th to October 18th.
Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood’s short film Gramercy examines a young black man struggling with depression. This topical short received its world premiere at the 2020 Locarno Film Festival, where Variety named it one of the festival’s not-to-miss shorts.
It was also programmed by Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins at this year’s canceled Telluride Film Festival. Gramercy will premiere in the UK as part of the BFI London Film Festival in October.
Shaq, a young man grappling with depression, returns to his hometown in New Jersey, where his experiences with grief and brotherhood transform his environment into the vast landscapes of inner life.
Co-writers and directors Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood, who met five years ago working in advertising, collaborate under the moniker Seneca Village Pictures. The name