By Mtume GANT


Drama - Development 2018

A struggling painter spends his last night in New York City wandering the streets on an aimless crusade laying blame on the exploitative and corrupt art world he’s lived in. The night leads him to a point where he is forced to confront his true nature and the demons he’s tried to keep hidden.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film, Social issues
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mtume GANT
    • Producer(s)
    • Shant JOSHI (Fae Pictures Inc.), Christopher EVERETT (Speller Street Films)
    • Synopsis
    • I Don’t Live Today is a feature-length lm about Robeson King - a down and out, black NYC-bred painter who has had it with his life of struggle as an artist. Compelled to make a drastic change, he grabs a few things and decides to hit the road. Where to? How ever far he can get. One problem. He doesn’t have any money.
      A lack of viable options forces Robeson to turn to Carlton - a well-o white male actor with whom he has a complicated relationship - for help. Carlton agrees to lend Robeson the money but says he must wait till the following morning. This wrinkle in Robeson’s plan leaves him to roam the New York City streets for the evening, which turns into an unexpected night of misadventures, bizarre encounters with old acquaintances, re ections on how he got into his current predicament, and nally, a proposition from new patrons who wish to take him under their wing, but at a great ethical cost. As day breaks, Robeson heads back to collect his get-away money and is faced with a disturbing reality that he has willfully ignored - a dark truth about Carlton’s predilections. The two characters come to a head in an angry nal confrontation that ends in rage.
    • Partners & financing
    • Speller Street Films
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 15, 2018
    • End of shooting
    • Oct 29, 2018