Burbank, CA – Headmaster, a short film by Debo Johnson, screened at the Burbank International Film Festival. The film screened as part of the Drama Shorts selection at 7:00pm on Friday, September 8th, 2017. The Burbank International Film Festival runs from September 6th through September 10th 2017 at the AMC 16 in Downtown Burbank. Tickets for the screening may be purchased on the Festival website.
Headmaster (FB: Facebook: Headmaster Movie) tells the story of a barbershop owner is faced with a tough decision when his neighborhood starts to get upgraded and his shop gets put up for sale by the Landlord. The film was a Finalist at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival, and has been named Official Selection at the Barcelona Planet Film Festival and the Roxbury International Film Festival.
The film is written and directed by Debo Johnson, known for his work on The Boy in the Mirror, and 9th Floor. Debo is a social and environmental activist, who has become fascinated with the homeless situation in LA. “I felt compelled to make a short film about gentrification in order to display the social and psychological impact on lower income individuals,” says Johnson. Debo currently runs his production company Daybor Studios in Burbank, California.
For more information on Headmaster and the Burbank International Film Festival, including a full screening schedule, updates, and announcements, visit the BIFF website. Tickets may be purchased through the BIFF website or ItsMySeat.