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A high school administrator encounters a troubled student.
9 minutes

Read more about the film at PBS Online.

“Is it fair to compare/contrast a 109 minute performance by Viola Davis against a 9 minute performance by S. Epatha Merkerson? Oh, yes . . . Davis and Merkerson share twin relevance in a fest [Tribeca] that keeps proving year after year that shorts can be just as original, jarring and substantive as feature films.” — Kurt Brokow, The Independent


Mrs. Bryant

S. Epatha Merkerson

Charlie Tahan

Directed & Produced by
Christine Turner

Produced by
Kyle Martin
Emily Alexander-Wilmeth

Daniel Solé

Christine Turner

Joe Beshenkovsky

Original Music
Troy Herion


Jury Award
PBS Online Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
The Phil Centre
Capalbio International Film Festival
Indie Street Film Festival
BlackStar Film Festival
San Diego International Film Festival
NBC Universal Short Film Festival
Savannah Film Festival
Cucalorus Film Festival
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival
Tallgrass Film Festival
Voice of a Woman Festival
Southhampton African American Museum
SoHo House New York
Athena Film Festival
ImageNation Raw Space
Georgetown University Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Fist Up Film Festival
FilmFest DC
Vowess Showcase Cannes Lions
Milwaukee Film Festival
Citizen Jane Film Festival