Written and Directed by Tayarisha Poe
Tayarisha Poe made her directorial debut with the premiere of her drama Selah and the Spades at Sundance 2019. In Selah and the Spades, factions provide everything the students need to navigate the challenges of adolescence. The most powerful faction is The Spades. With the end of the school year approaching, Selah (Simone) is confronted with the reality of a future without control as the new sophomore at school, Paloma, journeys deeper into The Spades. As Paloma begins to lead in a different direction from her predecessor, the student begins to outshine the master and Selah becomes determined to reassert her power, no matter the cost. Selah and the Spades will make it’s theatrical premiere via Amazon.