TRUFFLE SAUCE, a drama short, is about Tweet, a tattoo artist, who needs to pay one more tuition bill in order to graduate from community college to fulfill the agreement with her grandparents. Graduate = get a tattoo shop. But Tweet keeps letting life get in the way. Not this time. She's gonna sell the damn truffle sauce, pay her bill, and start over... for real this time. That is until a customer arrives and pushes her into a setback.
SHANNAN E. JOHNSON
A former creative executive at NBCU who quit her day job to become a touring artist just to come back to LA 8 years later with no job and no place to live. When Hollywood wouldn't let her through the door, she went in through the ceiling and became the CEO of The Professional Pen, the first black-owned script consultant agency in the market. In 2019, Shannan teamed up with IYO Visuals to co-write ALL SCREWED UP, the viral, visual tribute to Houston's own DJ Screw.
Professionally known as Chill, Isaac is a jack of all trades across the music and film industry. Chill has collaborated with artists like Beyonce, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, and Slim Thug amongst a host of other industry heavy hitters. In 2011, Chill opened his production company IYO Visuals, which is behind the viral, virtual tribute to DJ Screw, a passion project of Chill's. ALL SCREWED UP has since been picked up by Sony with Chill on to Executive Produce.
"TRUFFLE SAUCE comes from experience. As an artist living the gig life, the hustle is real. No time to be picky about where the coin comes from even if that means selling truffles when you don't even know WTF a truffle is. I write coming-of-age stories about black women and how trauma can present itself when unrecognized therefore unhealed. Tweet messes up because she's trying; she's just without the tools.”