Narrative Short | Duration: 0:17:40 | Long Beach, CA, USA
Description: After years of abuse, a homeless Black teenage boy navigates the dangerous world of survival sex on the streets of St. Louis.
Kevin Coleman- Cohen
Kevin Coleman-Cohen was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. He is a director and producer. Kevin studied under directors Bill Duke (Sister Act 2, Hoodlum, Deep Cover) and Haile Gerima (Sankofa) while an undergraduate student at Howard University. Kevin worked with Mr. Duke on "Angel: One More Road To Cross" starring the late Hip Hop artist and actor, DMX and R&B artist, Mary J. Blige. Kevin also interned for Mr. Duke on the documentary, "Partners of the Heart" narrated by legendary actor, Morgan Freeman. After HU, Kevin graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory earning an M.F.A. in Directing. Kevin strives to tell stories of the unheard and undervalued and bring their stories to a heightened consciousness. In addition to being a filmmaker, Kevin teaches film and is a homeless youth advocate. Kevin spent many years working in street outreach serving at-risk youth who often engage in sex work to survive on the streets in his hometown of St. Louis, MO and in Los Angeles and Oakland, CA. In 2006, Kevin was the winner of the youth worker of the year by the National Network For Youth for his work with street youth. Next, Kevin is polishing a feature script "Pretty Boy" which is based on his short film of the same name. Kevin is also in post-production as a co-producer on the documentary feature film, "Catching Bullets", which is about the Black on Black gun violence in St. Louis, MO.