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The 12th Harlem International Film Festival’s red carpet on Saturday, May 6th, again gave a diverse group of filmmakers their due in front of the cameras. Sunday’s closing night presentation of Angela Robinson Witherspoon’s CURTSY, MISTER included a very special guest to see Witherspoon’s feature film directorial debut.

Bre Scullark (A GIRL CAN DREAM...BRE SCULLARK) (Photo by Quack Nation)

Bre Scullark (A GIRL CAN DREAM…BRE SCULLARK) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

Malik Burke (VERSES AT WORK) (Photo by Quack Nation)

Malik Burke (VERSES AT WORK) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

VERSES AT WORK's Malik Burke and Al Malonga (Photo by Diana Yanez)

VERSES AT WORK’s Malik Burke and Al Malonga (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Coreon Du, director of BANGAOLOGIA - THE SCIENCE OF STYLE (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Coreon Du, director of BANGAOLOGIA – THE SCIENCE OF STYLE (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

BANGAOLOGIA - THE SCIENCE OF STYLE director Coreon Du being photographed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

BANGAOLOGIA – THE SCIENCE OF STYLE director Coreon Du being photographed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Coreon Du, director of BANGAOLOGIA - THE SCIENCE OF STYLE (Photo by Quack Nation)

Coreon Du, director of BANGAOLOGIA – THE SCIENCE OF STYLE (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

QUALITY PROBLEMS Co-PROD/Co-SCR/CAST Colette Freedman getting her photo taken (QUALITY PROBLEMS) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

QUALITY PROBLEMS Co-PROD/Co-SCR/CAST Colette Freedman getting her photo taken (QUALITY PROBLEMS) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Colette Freedman, CO-SCR/CAST (QUALITY PROBLEMS) (Photo by Quack Nation)

Colette Freedman, CO-SCR/CAST (QUALITY PROBLEMS) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

Doug Purdy, Co-DIR/CAST (QUALITY PROBLEMS) (Photo by Quack Nation)

Doug Purdy, Co-DIR/CAST (QUALITY PROBLEMS) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

QUALITY PROBLEMS's Colette Freedman describing the harrowing journey it took for her to make it to the film festival (Photo by Quack Nation)

QUALITY PROBLEMS’s Colette Freedman describing the harrowing journey it took for her to make it to the film festival (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

QUALITY PROBLEMS's Doug Purdy owns the carpet (Photo by Quack Nation)

QUALITY PROBLEMS’s Doug Purdy owns the carpet (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

QUALITY PROBLEMS's Colette Freedman (Co-PROD/Co-SCR/CAST) and Doug Purdy (Co-DIR/CAST doing press (Photo by Diana Yanez)

QUALITY PROBLEMS’s Colette Freedman (Co-PROD/Co-SCR/CAST) and Doug Purdy (Co-DIR/CAST doing press (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Doug Purdy, Colette Freedman (QUALITY PROBLEMS) (Photo by Quack Nation)

Doug Purdy, Colette Freedman (QUALITY PROBLEMS) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

SEARCH PARTY director Tesia Walker (Photo by Quack Nation)

SEARCH PARTY director Tesia Walker (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

SEARCH PARTY producer Ellie Foumbi (Photo by Quack Nation)

SEARCH PARTY producer Ellie Foumbi (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

Tesia Walker, Ellie Foumbi (SEARCH PARTY) (Photo by Quack Nation)

Tesia Walker, Ellie Foumbi (SEARCH PARTY) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

SEARCH PARTY's dynamic duo, Ellie Foumbi and Tesia Walker being interviewed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

SEARCH PARTY’s dynamic duo, Ellie Foumbi and Tesia Walker being interviewed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

The EARLY MOURNING team (Lisa Donmall-Reve, Ben Hartley, Bahiyah Hibah) gets some press attention (Photo by Diana Yanez)

The EARLY MOURNING team (Lisa Donmall-Reeve, Ben Hartley, Bahiyah Hibah) gets some press attention (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

EARLY MORNING's Lisa Donmall-Reve (PROD), Ben Hartley (DIR), Bahiyah Hibah (CAST) (Photo by Quack Nation)

EARLY MOURNING’s Lisa Donmall-Reeve (PROD), Ben Hartley (DIR), Bahiyah Hibah (CAST) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

Photographing Ahyah (THE TABLES) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Photographing Ahyah (THE TABLES) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Ahyah (THE TABLES) (Photo by Quack Nation)

Ahyah (THE TABLES) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

Wally Green, Ahyah, Kazuyuki Yokoyama (THE TABLES) (Photo by Quack Nation)

Wally Green, Ahyah, Kazuyuki Yokoyama (THE TABLES) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

Interviewing Ping Pong Champion Wally Green (THE TABLES) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Interviewing Ping Pong Champion Wally Green (THE TABLES) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Photographing Stephen Dest, director of I AM SHAKESPEARE (THE HENRY GREEN STORY) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Photographing Stephen Dest, director of I AM SHAKESPEARE (THE HENRY GREEN STORY) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Stephen Dest, director of I AM SHAKESPEARE (THE HENRY GREEN STORY) (Photo by Quack Nation)

Stephen Dest, director of I AM SHAKESPEARE (THE HENRY GREEN STORY) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

Director Stephen Dest of I AM SHAKESPEARE (THE HENRY GREEN STORY) being interviewed (Photo by Quack Nation)

Director Stephen Dest of I AM SHAKESPEARE (THE HENRY GREEN STORY) being interviewed (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

Getting the names right with director Christopher Ming Ryan for the PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT film (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Getting the names right with director Christopher Ming Ryan for the PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT film (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Philip Carlson, Casey McSherry, Christopher Ming Ryan, Dan Krystallis (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Philip Carlson, Casey McSherry, Christopher Ming Ryan, Dan Krystallis (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Casey McSherry (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) with the style shot (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Casey McSherry (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) with the style shot (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Casey McSherry (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Casey McSherry (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Philip Carlson (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Philip Carlson (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Philip Carlson, Casey McSherry (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Philip Carlson, Casey McSherry (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

The PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT team being photographed (Photo by Quack Nation)

The PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT team being photographed (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

Dan Krystallis (Co-PROD), Evan Fairbanks (DP), Christopher Ming Ryan (DIR), Philip Carlson (Subject), Casey McSherry (Subject) (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Dan Krystallis (Co-PROD), Evan Fairbanks (DP), Christopher Ming Ryan (DIR), Philip Carlson (Subject), Casey McSherry (Subject) (PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT's Philip Carlson and Christopher Ming Ryan (DIR) being interviewed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

PHILIP CARLSON ON BEHALF OF TALENT’s Philip Carlson and Christopher Ming Ryan (DIR) being interviewed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Kevin Fortuna, producer and author of the book THE DUNNING MAN is based on (Photo by Quack Nation)

Kevin Fortuna, producer and author of the book THE DUNNING MAN is based on (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

THE DUNNING MAN's Wayne Gittens (Composer) (Photo by Quack Nation)

THE DUNNING MAN’s Wayne Gittens (Composer) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

THE DUNNING MAN's Wayne Gittens, Brent Butler being photographed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

THE DUNNING MAN’s Wayne Gittens, Brent Butler being photographed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Composers Wayne Gittens and Brent Butler of THE DUNNING MAN (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Composers Wayne Gittens and Brent Butler of THE DUNNING MAN (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

THE DUNNING MAN's Kevin Fortuna being interviewed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

THE DUNNING MAN’s Kevin Fortuna being interviewed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

SAVE ME FROM LOVE's Cynthia Navarro (Photo by Quack Nation)

SAVE ME FROM LOVE’s Cynthia Navarro (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

SAVE ME FROM LOVE's Brian Hunter (Photo by Quack Nation)

SAVE ME FROM LOVE’s Brian Hunter (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

Brian and Ivana Hunter being photographed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Brian and Ivana Hunter being photographed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Brian Hunter (SAVE ME FROM LOVE) with his wife, Ivana (Photo by Quack Nation)

Brian Hunter (SAVE ME FROM LOVE) with his wife, Ivana (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

SAVE ME FROM LOVE's Brian Hunter gets a shot of his wife, Ivana (Photo by Diana Yanez)

SAVE ME FROM LOVE’s Brian Hunter gets a shot of his wife, Ivana (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Ivana Hunter (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Ivana Hunter (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Director Jason Swain of SAVE ME FROM LOVE (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Director Jason Swain of SAVE ME FROM LOVE (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

SAVE ME FROM LOVE's Cynthia Navarro and Jason Swain being photographed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

SAVE ME FROM LOVE’s Cynthia Navarro and Jason Swain being photographed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Cynthia Navarro and Jason Swain (SAVE ME FROM LOVE) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

Cynthia Navarro and Jason Swain (SAVE ME FROM LOVE) (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

SAVE ME FROM LOVE's Jason Swain with the Harlem Film Festival's Lorenzo Roache (Photo by Quack Nation)

SAVE ME FROM LOVE’s Jason Swain with the Harlem Film Festival’s Lorenzo Roache (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

XING's Thomas Emmanuel being photographed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

XING’s Thomas Emmanuel being photographed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

XING's Thomas Emmanuel (Composer) (Photo by Quack Nation)

XING’s Thomas Emmanuel (Composer) (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

XING's Thomas Emmanuel being interviewed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

XING’s Thomas Emmanuel being interviewed (Photo by Diana Yanez)

 

Angela Robinson Witherspoon, director of CURTSY, MISTER (Photo by Quack Nation)

Angela Robinson Witherspoon, director of CURTSY, MISTER (Photo by Quack Nation)

 

CCH Pounder came out to support her friend, Angela Robinson Witherspoon's directorial debut of CURTSY, MISTER (Photo by Quack Nation)

CCH Pounder came out to support her friend, Angela Robinson Witherspoon’s directorial debut of CURTSY, MISTER (Photo by Quack Nation)