This is the story of Ester, a trans woman struggling to find her path in New Orleans during the week before Hurricane Katrina. In the face of an evacuation order, she is forced to make a choice that will impact her future forever. Will she get out on time?
Written and directed by Dui Jarrod (Brooklyn. Blue. Sky. on BET.com), this short form scripted series explores the intersection of race, class, and gender in a uniquely NOLA context. Starring Janet Hubert (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Angelica Ross (Pose, Her Story), and introducing Rowin Amone as Ester.
NEW ON NEXT - Angelica Ross to Star in Upcoming Web Series “King Ester”
SHADOW AND ACT - 'King Ester': 'Pose' Star Angelica Ross Joins Web Series On Black Transgender Woman Escaping Hurricane Katrina
Press kit soon to come.
events & screenings
June 15, 2019 American Black Film Festival Miami,FL
June 20, 2019 SlayFest New York, NY
June 22, 2019 Frameline 43 San Francisco, CA
July 20, 2019 Color of Conversation Denver, CO
July 21, 2019 Stareable Brooklyn, NY WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
July 27, 2019 Outfest Los Angeles, CA
August 9, 2019 Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival Vineyard Haven, MA
August 23, 2019 Bronzelens Film Festival Atlanta, GA WINNER - BEST WEB SERIES
September 21, 2019 Urbanworld New York, NY 12:15pm Get tickets here.
September 29, 2019 Raindance London, UK 11am Get tickets here.
October 23-27, 2019 DTLA Los Angeles, CA Details TBD
October 17, 2019 New Orleans International Film Festival Details TBD