The Cynical Owl LLC

The Cynical Owl LLC The Cynical Owl is an indie film collective, creating content that feeds the underrepresented groups in contemporary media.

The Cynical Owl are a collective of independent filmmakers that can take an emotionally resonant story and transform it into an experience. We tackle controversial topics, such as LGBT rights & race. We represent a niche community of filmmakers who feel their voices are not properly represented. We desire to expand our audience, and to tell stories that will make you laugh, cry, outraged, and reflective.

Mission: The Cynical Owl represents a niche community of filmmakers who feel their voices are not properly represented. We tackle controversial topics, such as LGBT rights & race. We are creating the world we wish to live in.

11/17/2016

The Cynical Owl is toiling away on some heat to keep the positivity flowing. We'll be having some "Gray Matters" public NYC/NJ/PA screenings come up within the next few weeks that we hope you all can attend!

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Big congrats to the cast & crew of "Gray Matters" for our acceptance to the GRAND OFF World Independent Short Film Award...
11/17/2016

Big congrats to the cast & crew of "Gray Matters" for our acceptance to the GRAND OFF World Independent Short Film Awards!

Big congrats to the cast and crew of "Gray Matters" as we've been selected for the dramatic competition at this year's 1...
09/19/2016
“Gray Matters” Will Compete at the The 15th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Big congrats to the cast and crew of "Gray Matters" as we've been selected for the dramatic competition at this year's 15th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Georgia. The film will screen at the Cinefest Movie Theatre at Georgia State University on Saturday, Oct 8th from 3:45-5:45pm. For more info you can visit:

http://thecynicalowl.com/gray-matters-will-compete-at-the-the-15th-urban-mediamakers-film-festival/

Big congrats to the cast and crew of “Gray Matters” as we’ve been selected for the dramatic competition at this year’s 15th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Georgia. The f…

Pleased to announce that our newest short film, Gray Matters, has been selected for dramatic competition at The 15th Urb...
09/08/2016

Pleased to announce that our newest short film, Gray Matters, has been selected for dramatic competition at The 15th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival.

05/02/2016

Thanks to all who came out this weekend for the screening of Gray Matters!

As per our contest if you attended Saturday's screening please like this post and share our page. At random we will choose names to win our swaggy Cynical shirt!

04/30/2016

Whoever RSVP-ed you're good! If you're a former crew or cast and still would like to come tonight please message me privately! Tonight shall be fun!

04/30/2016

Our RSVP's are now full! If you'd still like to hang with us, we'll be celebrating Travis Davis' birthday at a bar afterwards. Come shower us with positivity and love!

4.30.16 Join us for a screening of "Gray Matters!"Free drinks & food.Will be giving out Cynical shirts. Stay tuned to Th...
04/18/2016

4.30.16

Join us for a screening of "Gray Matters!"

Free drinks & food.

Will be giving out Cynical shirts. Stay tuned to TheCynicalOwl.com for contest rules.

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04/12/2016

It's getting warm. So it's about time for The Cynical Owl's annual summer turn up. Got a new joint to unveil.

"SHE" just hit 8k views on Youtube. Let's get it to 10k! Revisit this harrowing tale of unrequited love and closure. Wat...
04/01/2016
SHE - Short Film

"SHE" just hit 8k views on Youtube. Let's get it to 10k! Revisit this harrowing tale of unrequited love and closure. Watch and share it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0gGkKgMIOs

After the fall of a secret affair with her boss, we follow nineteen-year old Desdemona Calloway on the longest ride of her life as she unpacks the memories i...

s People sitting on the sidelines are probably thinking this is a really, easy answer. Except it's not. It used to be. I...
03/11/2016
[BLOG] As a Black Filmmaker, Should I Write Black Characters?

s People sitting on the sidelines are probably thinking this is a really, easy answer. Except it's not. It used to be. I used to read interviews when this were asked to other black filmmakers and get irritated that they danced around the question. I'm slowly learning why. Harshly learning why. You meet me and I have a purple fro, African nose and all. [ 293 more words. ]

http://thecynicalowl.com/blog-as-a-black-filmmaker-should-i-write-black-characters/

s People sitting on the sidelines are probably thinking this is a really, easy answer. Except it’s not. It used to be. I used to read interviews when this were asked to other black filmmakers…

Toiling away in the dark, we let the work speak for itself. The poster to our latest short thriller, "Gray Matters." Mor...
03/10/2016

Toiling away in the dark, we let the work speak for itself. The poster to our latest short thriller, "Gray Matters."

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02/12/2016

We cooking! Best way to support is to share our films and subscribe!

7 months and 4 editors later, The Cynical Owl is gearing up for the release of our psychological thriller, "GRAY MATTERS...
11/04/2015
What Happens When Your Memories Turn Into A Never-ending Nightmare?

7 months and 4 editors later, The Cynical Owl is gearing up for the release of our psychological thriller, "GRAY MATTERS." Stay tuned..

http://thecynicalowl.com/what-happens-when-your-memories-turn-into-a-never-ending-nightmare/

7 months and 4 editors later, The Cynical Owl is gearing up for the release of our psychological thriller, “GRAY MATTERS.” Stay tuned.. Share this:EmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loa…

10/31/2015

Happy Halloween!!! Be safe!

08/12/2015
Watch the Third Set of 5 Short Ffilms for the S&A #BlackLivesMatter Film Contest

Thanks to Shadow and Act for featuring our short film "Idiot's Guide To The Black Revolution!" Check it out if you haven't seen it yet: http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/watch-the-third-set-of-5-short-ffilms-for-the-s-a-blacklivesmatter-film-contest-20150807?page=3

UPDATE 8/7/2015: A third set of 5 films are no online. To watch them, click over to page 3. On this page, you'll find the initial announcement, and the fir

My ex once told me that I see everything as a movie. I thought that was a fair assessment considering my passion, but it...
07/19/2015
[BLOG] The Year of The Cynical

My ex once told me that I see everything as a movie. I thought that was a fair assessment considering my passion, but it's never been more apparent than this year. I don't even think it's that I see my life according to acts, but it sure does look and feel like it. This year has been bizarre for a lot of reasons. [ 436 more words. ]

http://thecynicalowl.com/the-year-of-the-cynical/

My ex once told me that I see everything as a movie. I thought that was a fair assessment considering my passion, but it's never been more apparent than this year. I don't even think it's that I se...

07/07/2015

We're giving away 1 ticket to see Tangerine tonight with Q&A with filmmaker Sean Baker. Just need to like our page & respond below.

05/12/2015

Today is Melissa V. Murray Birthday the founder of The Cynical Owl. All the Owls want to wish you a Happy Birthday and a wonderful day.!!!!

05/01/2015

Happy Birthday to The Cynical Owl's co-founder Travis Davis!

[REVIEW] 2015 New Voices In Black Cinema Festival – @actnowfilmstage http://wp.me/p2Fagw-10C
04/02/2015
[REVIEW] 2015 New Voices In Black Cinema Festival – @actnowfilmstage | THE CYNICAL OWL

[REVIEW] 2015 New Voices In Black Cinema Festival – @actnowfilmstage http://wp.me/p2Fagw-10C

Last weekend, The Cynical Owl had the chance to check out the 2015 New Voices In Black Cinema Festival where we were invited to various panels and various black films. Firstly, I'd like to again thank the Act Now Foundation for inviting us and welcoming us to the festival. It was our first time attending and I had an amazing time. [ 496 more words. ]

04/01/2015
[BLOG] The Cynical Owl’s “SHE” Has Been Accepted To The Boston LGBT Film Festival! | THE CYNICAL OWL

[BLOG] The Cynical Owl’s “SHE” Has Been Accepted To The Boston LGBT Film Festival! http://wp.me/p2Fagw-10z

The Cynical Owl's short film, "SHE" has been accepted to the Boston LGBT Film Festival! We want to thank our supporters who assisted our Kickstarter campaign to finish the film. The film will be screened at the Paramount Theatre in Boston on April 4th at 7pm! We hope to see you guys there! You can check out more information on the festival here.

03/28/2015

"She Got Game" producers panel is today at BAM! A nice insight on black women producers in the industry. ActNow Foundation

03/27/2015

Anyone heading to the Beyond The Pale panel tonight? And the screening of "Ojuju" afterwards?

[EVENT] Beyond The Pale: A Must See Event! http://wp.me/p2Fagw-10s
03/26/2015
Beyond The Pale: A Must See Panel | THE CYNICAL OWL

[EVENT] Beyond The Pale: A Must See Event! http://wp.me/p2Fagw-10s

Sci-fi, Horror and Fantasy are some of the genres that I really wish we had more representation in. "Brother From Another Planet" remains one of my favorites. So the question is are people of color just not writing these projects or is Hollywood not accepting these projects? Personally, all three genres have been something I've just started to explore in my own writing. [ 48 more words. ]

"SHE" was just accepted into the Boston LGBT Film Festival! The film will be screening at the Paramount Theatre on April...
03/15/2015

"SHE" was just accepted into the Boston LGBT Film Festival! The film will be screening at the Paramount Theatre on April 4th! Who's joining us in Boston?? Woot woot!

03/09/2015

Wrapped "Gray Matters" shoot! Woot woot! 😄

02/27/2015

Live Long and Prosper. RIP Leonard Nimoy.

[BLOG] I’m Tired, Dawg. http://wp.me/p2Fagw-10l
02/18/2015
[BLOG] I’m Tired, Dawg. | THE CYNICAL OWL

[BLOG] I’m Tired, Dawg. http://wp.me/p2Fagw-10l

For the past couple of weeks, I've been waking up with a heaviness on my chest. Like something inside is trying to crawl out of my body. I imagine that when it does crawl out, I'd feel relieved again. Calm. Until, I realize what that is. It's rage. It's knowing that without me realizing it, I'm silently pleading for my own humanity. [ 255 more words. ]

02/18/2015
[Updates] What’s Happening At The Cynical Owl.. | THE CYNICAL OWL

[Updates] What’s Happening At The Cynical Owl.. http://wp.me/p2Fagw-10j

We're workin'! Right now, we're currently in pre-production on our next (big) short tentatively titled, "Gray Matters." It's a project we've been developing since last Spring and now we're are closing in on production in a couple of weeks. It's been an exciting (and draining) process, but I cannot wait to be on set again. Pretty sure, I'm developing an addiction to being on set. [ 64 more words. ]

02/06/2015

Special thanks to Urban Cusp & Ashlee Wisdom for featuring our film on their homepage & Facebook!

02/04/2015

The wonderful poetry in the film is written by Charese Annel. #wearetheleaders

02/03/2015

Ready for our first installment of "The Idiot's Guide To Black Revolution?" Keep your eyes on thecynicalowl.com. Will be up in a few! #blacklivesmatter

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02/03/2015

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