Short Film : BETA (Dir. BB Araya)
Issa Rae released a short film – “BETA”, which, like other short films of black web series, became a serious competitor to Hollywood works. In the film, in just a few scenes, the entire severity of loneliness occurs.
A young girl wakes up from a dream and then falls into a lonely reality, from which even fun with friends does not save. The evening at the bar throws it to success, failure, and humiliation, self-actualization. This is the role in which each of us was.
The movie was shot under the direction of BB Araya. She is a film director based in Austin, Texas. By the way, she plays the main role in this dramatic video.
In real life, the girl also doesn’t have a simple story. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, and her parents were from Eritrea and Ethiopia. So, studying the art of making films was not easy, but she coped with it at an early age.
The experience of her work has such high-profile projects as Richard Linklater’s film Detour Film-production.
And another of her movies entitled “Mostly Time” was seen by Michelle Obama herself, who was in the restaurant of the Salvage Vanguard Theater, where the premiere took place.
As for the short film “BETA”, his premiere took place in the YouTube Issa Rae #ShortFilmSundays in March 2017.
Now BB Araya works on a whole series of films called We Are, which we will be able to see already this fall. In the meantime, you can enjoy the wonderful staff of “BETA” right now!