When an explosion rattles NYC into a lockdown and without power, Amari and Q are forced to confront the fragility of their partnership.
Nana’s Boys is an intimate peek into the relationship of two Black gay men. On the morning of his 30th Birthday, Amari struggles to make decisions on what’s next and defining his purpose. Q is on track become the youngest partner at his law firm and plans an elaborate soiree to celebrate this milestone of his long-time partner. The day takes a rattling turn when an explosion cuts off utilities across New York City and forces the city into a mandatory lockdown. Their relationship is tested as the couple grapples with memories that could shatter their plans altogether.
After losing my job due to the pandemic and tackling hurdles within my own relationship, I was charged to make my first feature using whatever resources I had available at my fingertips. Nana's Boys is the product of trusting the process and not waiting for permission.
A short documentary that chronicles the drama behind the scenes of the scrappy production of Nana's Boys. The companion film was shot and created by Ashton’s younger sister Taylor Rose.
PC: Jelani Prew
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