written by Paige Alston
Writer/director Paige B. Alston in cooperation with Gold Television Network and Paris Films will present the faith-based film “Meeting Boone” online this Friday, December 3, 2021 – Sunday, December 5, 2021, as part of the hybrid festival and at the AFS Cinema on Sun, Dec 5th, 2:30 PM @ AFS Cinema.
Capital City Black Film Festival of Austin, TX attracts a multicultural audience of filmmakers, artists, industry professionals, and film lovers from around the world. This December, CCBFF expects to present a slate of more than 60 films. Join us for our first-ever hybrid festival – which will include a special curated in-person and virtual experience.
About Meeting Boone
Derived from the idea and notice in the lack of addressing loss in today’s generation, given today’s fast pace recovery rate and sense of urgency on almost everything explains Paige Alston, “I wanted to tell a story that was interesting enough to make people stop and process the effects of life and death through two common things, love, and spirituality. “
Stepping foot onto the outside world for the first time in 10 years, without a plan, he returns home from prison to work for an old family friend, Dr. Paul Aaron. Dr. Aaron owns a funeral home, coincidentally, the same funeral home that is holding the ceremony for Bryson. Boone’s feelings don’t settle in until after he meets a young woman, Laila, in the wake of his brother’s funeral. Boone discovers that Laila was Bryson’s one close friend. From that point on, the two enter a journey of trials, tribulation yet, an unexpected occurrence awaits.
Synopsis: Laila is coping with the death of her father, and now, her close friend Bryson Russell. In the midst of it, she encounters a mysterious older guy named Boone at a funeral home. She befriends him out of curiosity, learning of his past transgressions and discovering he’s the brother of her deceased friend. With his ex-convict reputation, he finds himself fighting the urge to return to his old ways once the truth is revealed about the cause of his brother’s death. Laila pursues him in spite of, which leads to unexpected happenings.
Loss The lead characters have both lost loved ones in a short span of time. It becomes a mutual factor that helps keep them afloat as they become vulnerable to one another.
Second Chances Boone is searching for redemption in his life. He comes home from prison with the reputation of a criminal, only there to
prove otherwise by trying to maintain like a typical civilian.
Trauma According to a national study, Unexpected death was the most common traumatic experience and most likely to be rated as the respondent’s worst, regardless of other traumatic experiences. Increased incidence after unexpected death was observed at every point across the life course for major depressive episodes, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Increased incidence was clustered in later adult age groups for manic episodes, phobias, alcohol disorders, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Faith God is the core of redemption and overcoming the obstacles for all of the characters throughout the film. He is the strength they need to go on. As a Faith-based film, the message of God’s love in spite of mistakes is perpetuated throughout the story.
God’s Grace For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans
Triumph While Black people across the diaspora have experienced some of life’s greatest trials, there’s one common thread that connects us – our resilience. In 2021, Capital City Black Film Festival will elevate the stories centered on the beautifully complex lives of Black people with a focus on love, perseverance, and ultimately joy. We are celebrating our wins and our ability to Triumph.
“Meeting Boone” stars Sean Vaughn as Boone Russell, DaCarla Strong as Laila Jones, Nunu Thurman as Love Miller, Deborah Lane Spencer as Jamie Jones, Louis Martinez as Officer Renny Wake, Grover McCants as Dr. Paul Aaronm, Camaryn Kimball as Dee Dee Jones, Duane Shabazz as Bryson Russell, and Marcus Woods as Retah.
Capital City Black Film Festival 2021 Theme: Triumph
While Black people across the diaspora have experienced some of life’s greatest trials, there’s one common thread that connects us – our resilience. In 2021, Capital City Black Film Festival will elevate the stories centered on the beautifully complex lives of Black people with a focus on love, perseverance, and ultimately joy. We are celebrating our wins and our ability to TRIUMPH.
About the Capital City Black Film Festival of Austin, TX
Capital City Black Film Festival of Austin, TX attracts a multicultural audience of filmmakers, artists, industry professionals, and film lovers from around the world. We invite you to submit your narrative or documentary feature film, short film, animation, or music video to be considered for our 2021 program. We are excited for our 9th year and because of you, we are on track to be one of the fastest-growing film festivals in the region. This December, CCBFF expects to present a slate of more than 60 films. Join us for our first-ever hybrid festival – which will include a special curated in-person and virtual experience. We are thrilled to be able to continue to reach a broad, diverse group of film enthusiasts across the globe!
About Director Paige Alston,
,Was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She attended Western Michigan University
for Film, Video, and Media Studies. Paige was a well-rounded individual growing up: she
was a part of Citywide Poets, the YMCA’s Metro Youth Collaborative, and a Senior intern
in high school for a youth development program for Digital Media Arts. In college, at
Western Michigan University, she went on to take place in registered organizations
that kept her grounded in her spiritual relationship with God but also spoke to her
passion for filmmaking. She began shooting and producing video projects for other
organizations and students in college which led to the start of her own company, The
Brianna Films. She completed freelance photo and video work under the name of TBF.
In 2016, she went on to write and direct her first short film, As Far., which screened in a
national artist showcase. In 2017, she began production on her first feature-length film,
Chasing After You, by 2019 CAY was selected in 4 national film festivals and screened
throughout the U.S. Paige is also, Director and Founder of a new and budding
production company, Gold Television Network, that focuses on building community for
content creators at an independent level.
Paige’s goal has always been inspired to create visual poetry with her work, telling
stories of the people that represented her environment and those that inspired her. It
wasn’t until the last project that she proclaimed her tie be a “faith-based” filmmaker
and only create films with the basis of God at the core of her stories. She believes it is
her God-given calling to tell stories about God’s people using her ability of filmmaking.