ESSENCE 7 Independent Black Filmmakers To Watch

"Now more than ever, it’s necessary to shine a light on independent Black filmmakers who are using their creativity to make sure police violence, women’s rights, systemic racism, and LGBTQ issues remain at the forefront of our minds"

FILM DAILY interview: Get to know Lawrence “LAW” Watford: Writer, director, and producer

"Get to know the talented filmmaker with our in-depth interview covering Watford’s big successes, films, future projects, and more!"

MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE coverage of CATHARSIS

"The challenge of filming “Catharsis” in a pandemic added to the normal time and cost restraints of independent filmmaking, amplifying the tension and urgency of the project."

BLACK GIRL NERDS review of CATHARSIS

"‘Catharsis’ is Gut-Wrenching Drama About Revenge on State-Sanctioned Violence"

THE PATCH coverage of CATHARSIS

"Lawrence Watford's film about a Black mother seeking justice for her son's death has only grown more relevant since he wrote it last fall."

FILM DAILY coverage of CATHARSIS

"Catharsis tackles subject matter that is tragically relevant today"

ORCASOUND coverage of CATHARSIS

"brilliantly executed and moving short film"

THE ROOT's Trailer Roundup coverage of CATHARSIS

"Listen...This is super relevant because many district attorneys need to be held accountable in real life when it comes to police brutality"

UK FILM REVIES coverage of CATHARSIS

"..the audience will feel agony and most likely be on-the-edge-of-their-seat as they watch and wonder how the situation is going to turn out."

THE BROOKLYN READER coverage of CATHARSIS

"In an era where imagery of police brutality is shared like wildfire, filmmaker Lawrence Watford has created a timely, gut-wrenching film dedicated to racial bias."

THE PATCH coverage of CATHARSIS

"Lawrence Watford's film about a Black mother seeking justice for her son's death has only grown more relevant since he wrote it last fall."

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