How It Worked For…
195 Lewis Creator, Writer and Producer Rae Leone Allen
IFP Screen Forward Labs invigorated the trajectory of the 195 Lewis project. In a time when serialized online content is much like the Wild West, IFP is on the cutting edge introducing us and our project to people in every facet of the industry. These introductions blossom into relationships, and these relationships nourish the process. The most valuable relationships, though, are the ones developed in the Lab with fellow filmmakers. Often, independent storytelling is a lonely journey. Most simply put, the lab is a community of support. Shout out to the 2015 Screen Lab Fellows! This community makes space for vulnerability around the difficulties of the filmmaking process, and the fresh eyes of fellow filmmakers offer invaluable insights. 195 Lewis owes much of our progress to IFP and the Screen Forward Labs.
195 Lewis is a 2015 Screen Forward Labs project. After the Labs:
– creator, director, writer and EP Chanelle Aponte Pearson won the euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight On Women Directors ‘Live the Dream’ award at the 2015 IFP Gotham Awards;
– creator, director, writer and EP Chanelle Aponte Pearson was selected by the Made in NY Media Center by IFP as the first ‘Vimeo Share the Screen Fellow’;
– 195 Lewis had its International premiere at the 2016 International Film Festival Rotterdam;
– the full first season of 195 Lewis screened at BAM in Brooklyn, NY in December 2016.