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The Tiger & the Protected

A single mother dreams of her son getting out of poverty by pressuring him to excel at basketball, but when he’s hit with a felony assault charge, she’s forced to re-examine her parenting.

Official Selection of Sugar Loaf Film Festival!!!


Official Selection of  New York Short Film Festival

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Novi Brown

as Janet Bell

Mega talented actress, Novi Brown stars as Janet Bell. A driven parent who wants to see her son excel in his high school basketball program. She attempts to shield her son from their tumultuous neighborhood and pushes for his success at an elite basketball camp.

Kassime Fofana

as Darius Bell

Rising talent, Kassime Fofana, stars as phenom player Darius Bell. The quiet basketball sensation who plays to please his demanding mother. He is conflicted about whether his love of the game is genuine or if he plays for acceptance.

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Glenn Fleary

as Coach Clemont Davis

Talented actor Glenn stars as Coach Davis. A by the book coach who is conflicted by Darius' skill basketball skill and the basketball's camp strict policies. 

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