Awards

Madrid Statue FINALIST – MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012

Nominated for best Director, Best Feature Film, Best Film Script,
Best Film of Festival

WINNER – MADRID INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2012
Best Film Script 2012

PLATINUM REMI AWARD WINNER 2012 – INDEPENDENT EXPERIMENTAL FILM
Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2012

Awards

Synopsis

Set in North St. Louis in the summer of 1958, 'Pennies for the Boatman' offers a dual profile of Helen, a stolid African-American seamstress, and Camilla, the tempestuous prodigal sister who roars back into town like a force of nature. The storm stirred up by Camilla's unexpected arrival unearths long buried family secrets, leaving behind both a trail of calamities and a glimmer of unforeseen hope. This production thoughtfully explores family dynamics, race relations, and class differences in an accessible melodrama.

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Cast and Crew

Screenplay byNiyi Coker, Jr.
Directed byNiyi Coker, Jr.
Director of PhotographyJames Abernathy
Executive ProducerE. Desmond Lee
John Hylton
Marcel Bertoldt
Produced byNiyi Coker, Jr.
James Abernathy
Michael Murray
Cast (In Order of Appearance)
SebastianMatthew Amend
Helen WilcoxJackie Thompson
Ms. SummerMichelle Dodson
Camilla JacksonAndrea Purnell
George WilcoxDuane Martin Foster
Jesse WilcoxDaniel B. Mcrath
Uncle RaymondDennis Lebby
Mr. EngelmeyerMark S. Moloney
1st ChaufeurWalter Moss
2nd ChaufeurWillie Holmes
Night Club ComedianKevin Houston
Night Club Comedian 2Robin Houston
Comedian's WomanCatina Bryant
Night Club PatronTonette Holmes
Female Passer-ByWanda Ingram
Seamstress Customer 1Adrienne Wartt
Seamstress Customer 2Lavelle Wilkins-Chinn
 
Assistant DirectorRebecka Jackson-Moeser
Edited byJames Abernathy
Costume Design byRebecka Jackson-Moeser
Set Decorator and DresserBrent Jaimes
Set Painter & PropsJim Tudor
Sound Design & TechnicianShawn Bell
Best Boy ElectricRyan Ordway
GafferRobbie Haupt
Best Boy GripLauren Kayarian
Boom Mic OperatorShawn Bell
Camera AssistantsLasheena Fisher
Dan Frumson
Storyboard ArtistErin Weaver
Fight Stunts Choreographed byKim Bozark
Administrative StaffSherry Gerrein
Katie Matsumoto
AccountingRenae Scales-Smith
Terry Williams
Alberta Breckinridge
CateringRuth Miriam-Garnett
Light and Camera SuppliesBad Dog Grip and Electric
Classic Cars Supplied byWalter Moss
Antique Cars Supplied byKevin Houston
Location byLavelle Wilkins-Chinn
Appreciation toAfrica Palace Restaurant and Bar
Mrs Anita Watkins
New Sunny Mount Baptist Church Choir

Contact

Pennies for the Boatman
366 Social Sciences & Business Building (MC 58)
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4400

Niyi Coker, Jr.
+1 (314) 288-8845
niyi@umsl.edu