Juliette Fairley's MULATTO'S DILEMMA Wins Award at 2012 New York Film Festival
While production on the short film Juliette Fairley's Diary of a Mulatto Bride (JFDOMB) wrapped on Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Manhattan, the prequel Juliette Fairley's Mulatto's Dilemma (JFMD) was awarded Best Romantic Comedy at the LA Edition of the New York International Film Festival.
Both short films are scenes from a larger 90 page feature film script called Mulatto Saga that is a 2013 finalist for funding in a film festival screenwriting competition.
"It's gratifying that the short film Mulatto's Dilemma that I wrote, produced and starred in has won an award! The topic of being bi-racial or being a couple in an interracial relationship is timely right now and many Americans can relate," said Fairley whose mother is French and father African American. "I am looking forward to receiving a trophy at the New York International Film Festival award ceremony in Los Angeles in January. It may be the closest I ever get to an Academy Award in this lifetime."
The award-winning short is about main character Coquette Alsten's engagement to a famous African American R&B singer named Clark Kennedy (Hassan Goding) whose aggressive fans (including newcomers Alina Volobuyeva and Daralyn Jay) catapult her back into the arms of ex-boyfriend Dan Stone. Returning cast members include Kaylee Souther and 6-year-old Cassidy Knight.