Takoma Park

Shorts in Competition: Narrative

World Premiere

USA | 10 MINUTES | English |



In Takoma Park, it's hard to fit in, as sophomore Joel 'Jolie' Jolson knows full well. And you're nobody if you're not on the basketball team. Girlfriend Henrietta and best buddy Haroon concur, and if he can make the summer league team, Jolie's whole life will change forever. But how far will he go to make the cut?


Directed by David Andalman

David Andalman (b. Hattiesburg, Mississippi) was raised by the nanny of two humanistic civil rights lawyers. Much like a slug leaves mucus in its tracks, David has left the films The Children of Butchers, The Braggart, and Takoma Park, to name a few. He currently resides near the shore in Red Hook, Brooklyn and loves the late afternoon light there.

Ry Russo- Young, David Andalman
David Andalman
Director of Photography
Beecher Cotton
Production Designer
Lisa Smith
Athas Ioannou, David Andalman
Principal Cast
Brandon Thane Wilson, Keziah Niambi John- Paul, Vikrum Mathur, David Aaronson, Martha Bergmark, Elliott Andalman
Assistant Production Designers
Mia Munro, Naomi Munro, Ben Lorr
Silas Tyler