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Untold Stories is a multi-year, multi-tier alliance between AT&T, Tribeca Film Festival, and the nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute, that awards $1 million dollars, mentorship and distribution to underrepresented filmmakers to produce their film.  This uniquely impactful partnership has already made an impact on diversity in film. Following its first nationally-distributed film, Nigerian Prince, Untold Stories’ next feature, Lucky Grandma will premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

And on April 22, 5 new talented and diverse filmmakers will pitch their proposed feature film projects to an esteemed Greenlight committee of industry professionals to decide who will be the next $1 million dollar grant recipient.

Tune-in to the 2019 #ATTUntoldStories pitch contest LIVE this Monday, 4/22, at 9AM EST

Written and Directed by Aslihan Unaldi, Produced by Izabella Tzenkova
Before he is thrown in prison for exposing government corruption in his latest book, Turkish journalist Yusuf convinces his ex-wife and adult daughters to reunite for a sailing trip on the Aegean coast. As soon as they leave the marina, tensions rise, old resentments surface and new secrets are revealed.
Written and Directed by Kaliya Warren, Produced by Marttise Hill, Julius Pryor and Tim Wu
An adventurous biracial American woman is on a travel photography project in East Africa when she falls for a playboy volunteer doctor on assignment in Ethiopia. Together, they embark on a life-altering motorcycle road trip from Sudan to South Africa. EXPATRIATES explores the West’s relationship with contemporary East Africa and Neocolonialism in the Millennial age.
Marvelous and the Black Hole
Written and Directed by Kate Tsang, Produced by Carolyn Mao
Teenage delinquent Sammy Ko teams up with a surly children's party magician on a bizarre adventure to navigate her tumultuous home life and inner demons. A coming-of-age comedy that touches on unlikely friendships, grief, and finding hope in the darkest moments.
Washing Elena
Written and Directed by Maria Victoria Ponce, Produced by Vanessa Perez
Set in Richmond, California, WASHING ELENA follows 31-year-old Indalia's struggle to solve the mystery surrounding her best friend Elena’s sudden death. To find answers, Indalia must confront the realities of Elena's surprising conversion to Islam, leading Indalia to challenge her own biases, vices and lingering guilt.
Written and Directed by Ellie Foumbi, Produced by Joseph Mastantuono
An adopted Black Mennonite woman leaves the rural white community she was raised in and travels to an inner-city neighborhood in Philadelphia to find her biological mother. ZENITH explores how we choose to construct our identities through race, faith and family.

The Filmmakers

Aslihan Unaldi

Writer and Director: Afloat

Kaliya Warren

Writer and Director: Expatriates

Kate Tsang

Writer and Director: Marvelous and the Black Hole

Maria Victoria Ponce

Writer and Director: Washing Elena

Ellie Foumbi

Writer and Director: Zenith

Izabella Tzenkova

Producer: Afloat

Marttise Hill, Julius Pryor

Producers: Expatriates

Carolyn Mao

Producer: Marvelous and the Black Hole

Vanessa Perez

Producer: Washing Elena

Joseph Mastantuono

Producer: Zenith

the 2019 greenlight committee

Haifaa Al-Mansour

Len Amato

Fiona Carter

LisaGay Hamilton

Katie Holmes

Mira Nair

Kal Penn

2018 One Million Dollar Grant Recipient

Lucky Grandma
Directed by (and Co-written by): Sasie Sealy and Angela Cheng
Set in New York City’s Chinatown, the film follows an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma who goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck… and in the middle of a gang war. Lucky Grandma will premiere on April 28th at the Tribeca Film Festival
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2017 One Million Dollar Grant Recipient

Nigerian Prince
Written and Directed by Faraday Okoro
A troubled American teenager, sent away to his mother's native Nigeria, finds himself entangled in a dangerous web of scams and corruption with a con-artist cousin as his guide.
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