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Nelsan Ellis Directs short film – “Page 36”

Nelsan Ellis Directs short film – “Page 36”

True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis has broadened his resume by directing a short film called “Page 36“. This is Nelsan’s first attempt behind the camera.



The film synopsis reads: “Roman Wilson is a two time felon recently released from prison. Faced with no positive prospects for employment and a terminally ill child, he is recruited by a company that promises immediate wealth and a new way of life for his family languishing in poverty, but at what cost?

The film will debut on the film festival circuit later this year, so it’s not available to view online yet. But you can check out the trailer below for what to expect from the work. You’ll see a few familiar faces in it, like Roger Guenveur Smith, Edi Gathegi, and Sidney Poitier’s daughter, Sydney Tamiia Poitier.




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7 Comment responses

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    May 21, 2011

    The trailer is intriguing. Good for you, Nelsan! Much success!


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    May 21, 2011

    Wow – intense. It has a great look. I hope it attracts a lot of attention.


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    May 21, 2011

    I agree about the intensity. It really looks good. Kudos to Nelsan on his first directing venture.


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    May 22, 2011

    The trailer looks intriguing. I’d like to find out when and where Nelson’s short will be available for wide release. Also, Congratulations on his directorial debut.


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    February 19, 2012

    Saw it, didn’t get it at all. Don’t waste ur time. he should stick to day job or take film classes. Didn’t even know that he directed it untill looking it up to find a clue as to what story he was trying to tell. Oh well…


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      March 06, 2012

      It is definitely clear as to what he is trying to convey.
      I have already seen it and was absolutely flabbergasted at how well it was made. It piqued my interest from the first minute. My only qualms are that it had to end so immediately.


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    September 25, 2012

    I’ve seen the short film several times and am blown away each and every viewing by the emotion, creativity and cleverness. It’s extremely intriguing to me on a socio-psychological level. If you’re lucky…and have Cinemax…you can catch it on rare occasions. I know at one time it was on their OnDemand channel for free. While I’ve tried many times to locate it online to forward to friends, all attempts have failed….


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