Finding Me: the Movie Selected to Screen at the Reel Affirmations 18: the Nation’s LGBT Film Festival

OmeProductions' first feature length film, Finding Me, to screen at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC, October 18, as a part of the Reel Affirmation 18: the Nation's LGBT Film Festival presented by One in Ten.

Jersey City, NJ, September 18, 2008 --( Right off the hills of international film festival circuits, OmeProductions announce today that its first feature length film, Finding Me, will screen at the Reel Affirmation 18: the Nation’s LGBT Film Festival, October 18th. Finding Me, (, is a story of young gay man struggling with self-discovery, affirmation and love within the urban community. The film will screen at 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre located at 1215 U Street, NW.

“This film is a labor of love and I’m so excited about the strides we continue to make,” said Roger S. Omeus, Jr., film director and writer. “Our selection into One in Ten’s Reel Affirmation 18 is a testament that film goers are ready for something fresh, positive and inspiring. We all can identify with one of the characters of this film.”

From first-time Haitian-American filmmaker Roger Omeus, Jr., comes this inspiring story self-acceptance, self-love and begin with a question, "What am I doing with my life?" Faybien Allen (RayMartell Moore) begins his journey with this question and it defines every decision he makes. A homophobic father defines this young gay man world and a colorful cast of friends who he realizes are as flawed as he feels. However, when Faybien meets a man that proves there is life after 'coming out' it is revealed to him that he is worthy of love, respect, and happiness. His self-hate, love and relationships collide in a dramatic resolution that will leave him forever changed and reborn.

Presented by One in Ten, Reel Affirmation is in its 18th year and is one of the third largest annual GLBT film festivals in the United States with annual attendance of over 20,000. This year it runs from October 16-25, 2008, and screens at various venues in the Washington, DC area.

“We’re very excited about screening Finding Me at Reel Affirmations this year,” said Margaret Murray, executive director of One in Ten. “We are always looking for new talent with a fresh perspective on not only filmmaking, but on the stories they tell – Roger has done amazing things in both regards with Finding Me.”

Early this year, “Finding Me” presented its world premiere at the Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and received high ratings from filmgoers and enthusiasts. In addition, fans swarmed the DC Black Pride Film Forum to catch a glimpse of the movie. Roger S. Omeus, Jr. is the executive producer and the film is also co-produced by Sontaia P. Briggs and has a running time of 1 hour and 50 minutes.

About OmeProductions, LLC:
Founded in 2007 by Roger Omeus, Jr., OmeProductions expresses the stories of same gender loving, urban, African American and marginalized groups through media arts. It believes that art should represent life in its truest form and strive to fulfill its aim to “Make Movies that Matter!”

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