La Petite Mort
La Petite Mort (The Little Death) is a French phrase that refers to the brief loss of consciousness. This is the title of the new short film that we are developing. The story is about a young man and his quest for love in all the wrong places while navigating the racial challenges of the online dating world. Set in the early hours of the morning, this thought-provoking art-piece will give you a glimpse of rampant racism that exists within the LGBTQ community.
Meet the Team
Ngqibeko Peter Ncanywa
Creator, Writer, Producer
Peter's multi-faceted skills have seen his choral works get published by Hal Leonard, his singles chart in the U.K. Commercial Pop Club Charts, his music videos nominated by several film festivals, and his creative columns published in Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts. Peter was featured in Montclair State University's documentaries MSU Vocal Accord 2012 European Tour in Austria and Italy. He was also producer of the Sing Out: Documentary following the success of Essex County Choral Festival which aired in NJTV.
Lori Roper is a writer, award-winning teaching artist and producer. Her work as a playwright has been commissioned and produced by the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, PA, The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and both the Newark Museum and Newark Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ. Roper is currently the Visiting Artist in Residence for the School of Alternative Studies at Douglass Residential College - Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Vive is a Loatian-American artist currently in Brooklyn, NY. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in degree in English from Binghamton University, he pursued a career in dance where he has taught, performed, and choreographed across the globe including The US Open, Bravo TV, Bloomingdales, PUMAxMaybelline, and NARS Cosmetics. Vive is director at Dance United, an arts organization which provides cultural dance workshops to underserved public school across NYC. His passion is to spread the power of art to everyone that he comes across.
Christopher Carvalho runs a company Unlock Your Sound, providing bespoke music services to independent artists worldwide. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) Degree in Music Technology with First Class Honors in Sound Design Technology. Christopher also creates educational content for independent music artists via his Youtube channel.
1. Development Phase - Organizing and Planning: two scripts are being written, preliminary budget created, funding sourced, main locations are being scouted, key creatives and cast are chosen and attached.