Film. ‘Didn’t I Ask For Tea?’ A Young Brooklynite Juggles Romance While Struggling to Find an Apartment.

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Trae Harris

Created by Rahwa Asmerom and Essence Ward under blackSTORY Films, Didn’t I Ask For Tea? is the tale of a young Brooklynite who is scrambling to find a new place in New York City’s perilous rental market. She must also dodge unnecessary advice and juggle a budding romance.

According to a press release,

“Didn’t I Ask For Tea?” features emerging actress Trae Harris, who made a stunning turn as “Nina” in the indy hit film “Newlyweeds.” The eight-person cast also features Keona Welch, Tre Davis, Roger Baptiste, LaTonia Phipps, Monique Lola Berkley, Shaquille Berry and Aden Fisseha. Along with Asmerom and Ward, the film was produced by NY-based producer/director Jeremy Batchelor.

blackSTORY films will continue to focus on dialogue-driven, women-led productions. Upcoming works include the web series “Conversating While Black” featuring MaameYaa Boafo (An African City) and Andrea Lewis (Black Actress), set for release in March 2016, and a feature film “Maya vs. Settling,” due out in 2017.

The dialogue-driven short film was screened at the at the Brooklyn Museum, Pan African Film Festival, Black Star Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival, Black Harvest Film Festival, among many other festivals, all to enthusiastic reviews.

Watch Didn’t I Ask For Tea?, in its entirety below.


Didn't I Ask For Tea? from blackSTORY films on Vimeo.


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