Docs We Love :: I RISE - ANDRA DAY

A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of spending the day in sunny Malibu, California with director Yoruba Richen shooting this documentary on Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter Andra Day

It was so refreshing to be in the presence of someone sharing a story so honest and relatable to make me question why we feed fears and choose to keep our inner roadblocks intact.

F that...It's time to RISE UP!

"I Rise" will be screening at the UrbanWorld Film Festival in NYC on Sept 24. If you're in NYC, please go see it on the big screen.

UrbanWorld: Shorts Program 3
AMC Empire Theater 9
Saturday - Sept. 24, 2016
12:00 PM


A Coca-Cola & McDonald’s Production
A Film By Promised Land Film & Deviant Ventures

"I Rise" is a short film inspired by Andra Day's song "Rise Up" that tells the story of trailblazing African-American women who create, inspire and transform. The film features singer Andra Day, New Orleans Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and entrepreneur Brandice Daniel.

Director: Yoruba Richen + Director of Photography: Mike Vargas

Producer Angela Tucker  + Edited by Javier Loarte