TV-14 • Drama

Following an incident at work, a young woman is committed to a psychiatric hospital where she meets God. There she tries to work through the effects of trauma caused by systematic racism and searches for the strength to forgive.

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Further Away director Sean Frank Johnson

Sean Frank Johnson - Director

Sean Frank is a London raised, New-York based filmmaker and creative director. His interest is rooted in real, relatable environments, situations and subcultures that combine cinematic compositions with inspirational stories. A graduate of both Goldsmiths and Central St Martins, Frank’s films have been nominated and screened internationally. Some of Frank’s work to date includes his short film “Every Kind of Way” for artist H.E.R, Nowness short; Crazy legs and most recently music documentary “Mas Fuerte.”

Further Away director Casallina Kisakye

Casallina Kisakye - Writer

Casallina Kisakye was born in Kampala, Uganda and immigrated to the U.S. when she was 10-years-old. Her work has appeared in McSweeney's and The New Yorker. She is currently a writer on the Showtime series “The Chi.”

Mentor Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe - Mentor

Emmy® Award winning creator, writer, and actress Lena Waithe has proven herself a talent to be reckoned with, and only continues to grow her body of work with diversity and charisma. She recently signed a deal with Sight Unseen Pictures, which allows for the development and financing of independent projects that identify and champion those emerging voices currently under served in the marketplace. As a creator and writer, Waithe's Showtime drama The Chi is approaching its second season after premiering with strong ratings and critical acclaim. Additionally, her pilot, Twenties, recently sold to TBS and she is co-executive producer, with Halle Barry, of the BET television adaptation of Boomerang. As an actress, she can currently be seen in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One. Waithe first made headlines in front of the camera as Denise in the Netflix series Master of None. She co-wrote the now iconic “Thanksgiving” episode, for which she made history as the first African-American female to win an Emmy for Comedy Writing.

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