Who Are You Really?
New Black Voices • 08-Jan-2020
A socially anxious college student reluctantly heads to a party attempting to make new friends. Nande Walters directs “Who Are You Really?”, an experimental portrait of insecurity characterized by a raw, youthful energy. Anya walks into the room and immediately feels like everyone is judging her. Eventually she strikes up a conversation with a young man, but neither really knows what to say and it doesn’t go anywhere. After struggling through the awkward night, she’s surprised to learn that an extroverted friend didn’t fare much better. Walters is only 19 years old, one of the youngest we’ve ever featured on NoBudge, and her film is the work of an artist still learning her craft but she clearly knows the feeling she’s after and captures it with pops of style and a touching closing monologue. -KA. Written, Directed, and Edited by Nande Walters. Starring Seeret Singh, Toni Lachelle, and Julian Foy. Director of Photography: Grace Zhang. Sound by Mackie Mallison and Christian Ocampo.
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