Tom Moore, a biracial cop passing as white, avoids taking sides in skirmishes between blacks and whites in 1921 Tulsa. But when his fellow officers, who are unaware of his true identity, lead a racist lynch mob to burn the community they call ‘Little Africa,’ Tom must risk it all to protect his mother from the massacre. By Curtis Adair Jr., USA
Curtis Adair, Jr: Director, Writer, Producer
Even after four years studying illustration, painting, and design at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Curtis had not realized the true passion of his artistry. Spending nearly three months outside of an educational institution reassessing his attraction to the arts, Curtis eventually realized the root of his passion lied in art of storytelling. Curtis liked that he could use elements of composition, color, depth, contrast, and balance to tell a story within a series of images instead of just one. After completing the film production program at Florida State’s College of Motion Picture Arts, Curtis has embarked on a journey to fully realize his artistic voice through projects that entertain, open minds, and change perspectives. Curtis is the winner of the 2013 DGA Best African American Student Filmmaker.