Welcome to our short film, Laces.
Laces explores the complexities of black youth identity with regard to consumerism. It follows Mike, an African-American teen from the more euro-centric north suburbs of Chicago, as he relocates to a more densely-populated African-American neighborhood. His new surroundings differ culturally, so he struggles to fit in socially. After weeks of being teased for the way he speaks and dresses, he concocts a plan to attain the highly coveted "Laces" sneakers as a means for fitting in. Although his plan seems to be warranted, it is heavily flawed and dangerous - costing him more that what he bargained for.
We are set to complete production Spring 2015. Although we've successfully raised basic production funds via Kickstarter in Winter 2014, we'd gratefully accept any additional support.