A troubled African American teenager, Sean Houston is sent to an all white, male private school at the request of his social worker, Evan Riley. Once there, he encounters issues of class, race, identity and self-discovery. His experience helps him realize it’s not about where you’re from, but what you choose to do in your life that matters.
Alpha Males is an ambitious collaboration between French Filmmaker, Pascal Latil and American Producer, Nelson Moses Lassiter. They met while attending the New York Downtown Film Festival and have collaborated on various projects since then.
The vision is to show the extremes in lifestyle, the decadence of the wealthy and the modesty of the less fortunate. The tone is survival in a hyper-masculine society and discovering what defines an individual as a “man.”
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– Jamej Lawton as SEAN HOUSTON
– Rosemaire Mitchell as TANYA (Sean’s Mother)
– Stephen Duckers as JEREMY (great grandson to the founder of the academy)
– John Brodsky as BRADLEY (Sean’s first friend at the school)
– Alana Dimaria as JENNIFER HARLIN (the attorney)
– Scarlett Angelina as CYTHINA
– Saavas Seferis as CHET (Sean’s rival, he feels Sean does not belong in the school)
– Kyle Klaus as Professor Kane (introduces the “Alpha male” in a social context
– Davis Mallory as SEB SHEVERONPORT (the assumed “Alpha Male” on campus)
– Nikolay Aleksandrov as DASH (CHET’S best friend)
About the Director
Pascal Latil was born in Saint Tropez in the south of France. He grew up along the Mediterranean Sea. He left for Paris at the age of 20 and started working as a editor, first for film and then for Television. He wrote and directed his first short film, “La Dérade” in 2011. La Dérade was screened in several festivals around the world. He presented his second short film “Angélique” this year at the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival and won the “Best Foreign Film Award.”
About the Producer
Nelson Moses Lassiter, a former producer for D-Street Media Group, known for its festival award winning films such as ‘Somewhere Slow’, Dénouement’s mission is to create compelling films through in house production and international co-productions for theatrical distribution. By age 26 he has already produced “Official Selection” film festival shorts, and award winning short films such as “Angelique,” an international co-production with director Pascal Latil, Dénouement ‘s focus is to bridge the world of independent cinema and illuminate new filmmakers and their visions around the world.