Augustus (2020)

Director: Jon Alston

Writer(s): Ayinde Howell, Jon Alston

Starring: Michelle Mitchenor, Ronald Woodhead, Patrick Cage, Joshua Hooks, Eric Whitten, Brian K. Landis, Ayinde Howell, Joy Jones, Michael Sean Cirelli, Isaiah A Simmons, Christian Ryan

Synopsis: Augustus, a literate, escaped slave masquerading as a free man in Massachusetts just prior to the Civil War, experiences nightmares of his son’s death and a future America that resembles the struggles of his own time. Augustus soon realizes the horrors of slavery and racial inequality will only continue if he remains complicit. He’s left with one choice; speak out or risk his freedom.

Release Date: June 10, 2020 (USA) | Length: 15 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: Premiered at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.


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