Gabourey Sidibe and Refinery29 sample Kojo Stone in the short film "The Tale of Four"
The Oscar-nominated star of “Precious”, GABOUREY SIDIBE directed her first short film in partnership with Refinery 29 called “The Tale of Four”. The film was based on Nina Simone’s song and debuted at the Nantucket Film Festival this Summer, premiering September 23, 2017. Domestic abuse, race-based violence, fatal encounters with the police: These are just a few of the themes that rise up in the 20-minute movie.
KOJO STONE made his movie debut by having his music is sampled in the short film! Surface Love was sampled for about 40 seconds from pivital parts of the movie.
More About the Film:
Inspired by Nina Simone’s song, “Four Women,” this narrative explores the inner lives of Aunt Sarah; bound and burdened by duty, Saffronia; who is searching for identity, Sweet Thing; who looks to reconcile sex with love and Peaches; who seeks justice for her son. Separate stories reflective of multi-faceted African American women connected by the inner city building that they live in, ultimately converge on one fateful day through unheralded acts of bravery.