Questions of “Blackness” are tackled in BlackCard

Written by Robert Jeffrey

March 1, 2018

With shades of 1984’s Big Brother, BlackCard is a satirical/ sci-fi laced look into the question of what constitutes real “Blackness”. About a month back director Pete Chatmon (Grown-ish, Black-Ish), screenwriter Tony Patrick ( co-writer of DC Comic’s Batman & The Signal, and creator of X’ED), and a talented cast and crew released the short film BlackCard. The cast includes Dorian Missick (Monster, Animal Kingdom), Simone Missick (Marvel’s Luke Cage, The Defenders) and Hisham Tawfiq (The Blacklist.)

From the You Tube page, “MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS CHALLENGES. It would be just another day for Leonard, except The Commission, a shadow organization tasked with keeping members up to snuff on their “blackness”, is hot on his trail for his latest infraction. An afternoon with the love of his life, Lona, goes off course as a missing ID Card escalates into questions of loyalty, life, and love…”

As described by Patrick, “BlackCard is a universe with more narratives that will be spun out of it.” There are plans to create a series out of the short.

Sit back and enjoy BlackCard.

Robert Jeffrey II is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in such publications as UVC Magazine, JaDore Magazine,, and The Atlanta Voice Newspaper.He was chosen as a participant in the DC Comics Class of 2017 Writers Workshop . He is a regular contributor for the Tessera Guild, and his comic book work includes client work for the Centers for Disease Control, and Nitto Tires. His comic book writing includes work on such award winning/ nominated series as his creator owned series Route 3Radio Free AmerikaTerminus Team-Up, and Soul of Suw. He’s yet to fulfill his dream of pop-locking to save a community center.

Head to his website here, and you can follow him on Twitter @SYNCHRKJ, Tumblr @robdawriter , and Instagram @robertk.jeffrey.

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