Hat's off to Angela Gibbs (pictured here with her mother actress Marla Gibbs and actor Paul Benedict who played Mr. Bentley on The Jeffersons)!
She debuted her film Ties That Bind at the 5th Annual Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival earlier this month. The film won the HBO Film Competition's 'Best Short Film' award and the film stars her mom!
More than 1,000 attendees traveled to the island to view 54 films that were selected out of pool of 250 applicants. The producers of the film festival is Run & Shoot Filmworks, Inc.
This film festival takes place annually in August each year on Martha's Vineyard.
Photo credit:Bernard Fairclough