“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.” - James Baldwin.
Replace ‘read’ with ‘watch’, and you have an idea of what we’re all about. Queen of Hearts is the mesmerizing story of a powerful Queen’s mysterious magic gone rogue. Perhaps it is her imbalance of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ in the face of tragedy that makes this character so threateningly relatable.
In a way, Queen of Hearts is all of us.
As lovers of olden tales, themes of tragedy are not new to us. And yet, we constantly crave to see the fresh, exciting, and innovative ways in which these types of stories can be reinvented. We marvel at the bravado of Arthurian knights. We awe at the majesty of Medieval royalty. We feel for the lower-class mercenary. And we understand the role each character plays. As storytellers, we’ve always been fascinated by and privy to the folks and fairytales of old Europe.
But now it’s time to be captivated by a supernatural Black past.
Help us create a Black feminist reimagining of a Queen in a fictional Victorian era with our dramatic short film, Queen of Hearts.
If you, too, believe that art wields the power to save lives, please help support this project. Join us on our journey to bring prominent Black characters in the Victorian era to life.
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