MTV short film “St. Louis Superman”, produced by homegrown talents Teng Poh Si and Cheyenne Tan, has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at this year’s Oscars!
Directed by Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan, the 25-minute documentary will be competing alongside 4 other movies namely “In The Absence”, “Learning To Skateboard in A Warzone (If You’re A Girl)”, “Life Overtakes Me” and “Walk Run Cha-Cha”.
Based on true events, “St. Louis Superman” tells the life story of rapper-turn-activist Bruce Franks Jr., as he faces a lot of setbacks and mental trauma in the mission to transform his community in Missouri after winning the Missouri House Of Representatives in 2016.
He was inspired to enter the politics world following the tragic shooting of a young African-American Michael Brown Jr. by a white police officer nearby Franks Jr.’s hometown at Ferguson, Missouri back in 2014.
For those interested, check out the trailer here:
The 92nd Academy Awards will be held on 9th February 2020 (Sunday).
Source: The Star.