Third Rose Enterprises Announces the YouTube Premiere “Fevered Dreams,” an Award-Winning short written and directed by L. M. Davis

February 2, 2024

Atlanta, GA – January 31, 2024 – Atlanta-based writer and director L. M. Davis is proud to announce the YouTube Premiere of her Award-Winning Film “Fevered Dreams,” on February 1 at 7:00 p. m.

“Fevered Dreams” tells the story of Monday, a novice nurse at a short-staffed rehabilitation center, in the middle of a pandemic. As Monday learns more about the origins of the ailment and its long-lasting effects, she must decide whether the work is worth the costs. The film stars Sydni Perry and Tara Warren (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray).

Fevered Dreams will premiere at 7:00 p. m. on February 1, 2024, on YouTube. It will be available for viewing throughout Black History Month.

About L. M. Davis

Davis got her start in film working as an extra on projects such as Black Panther, Black Lightning, Lovecraft Country, and DMZ. On these sets, she was able to observe and learn from some of this generation’s most celebrated directors, including Ryan Coogler and Ava Duvernay among many others. In 2021, she stepped behind the camera to direct her first short film, “Fevered Dreams,” which went on to screen at nine festivals, earning eight award nominations and winning five awards, including two for Best Director and one for Best Film.

In 2023, she directed her second short film, “The Last Days of Chocolate,” which will premiere this February at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA. At the same time Davis founded Third Rose Enterprises, which produced both “Fevered Dreams” and “The Last Days of Chocolate.” A long-time science fiction and fantasy writer, Davis founded a company specifically with an eye toward producing films that imagine provocative Black futures. Davis notes, “The possibilities for Black-centered science fiction and fantasy are so exciting. Audiences are hungry for stories that are grounded in Black experiences, both in America and internationally. I want to be intentional about helping bring more of those stories to our screens.”

When asked what’s next, Davis mentioned multiple independent projects in the works, including producing projects with other directors. Davis is also looking forward to more opportunities to work with established studios. “There are novels that I love that have been optioned and other Black science fiction and fantasy projects in various pipelines. I would love to direct an episode of a series and maybe, in the future, a feature-length film.

Head here to watch the short film.

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