Inspired by the director's childhood, Wannabe is about neurotic Jewish boy who must win over his crush by impressing her skeptical Jamaican family. Set in 1990s New York City - a time of intense social and political strife - the film stars Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show, American Crime Story: People v. O.J. Simpson), David Bloom (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), Chaize Macklin, and Donis Leonard Jr. (House of Lies). It is based on a feature script of the same name.

 

The feature recently went through the Film Independent Producers Lab. It was a finalist for the Sundance Writers Lab, a semi-finalist for the Nicholls Fellowship, and won the Richard Vague / Christopher Columbus grant, which awarded a cash prize towards production.

 

The film is currently being packaged at CAA and is scheduled to shoot this summer.

Daniel & Emefa
Daniel & Emefa

Daniel (David Bloom) & Emefa (Chaize Macklin) hold hands during a particularly stressful potato sack race.

press to zoom
Luther's evil eye
Luther's evil eye

Luther (Malcolm Jamal-Warner) stares at his daughter Emefa (Chaize Macklin) while Daniel (David Bloom) and Teven (Donis Leonard, Jr.) watch on.

press to zoom
Daniel and Luther
Daniel and Luther

Daniel (David Bloom) tries a little too hard to impress Luther (Malcolm Jamal-Warner)

press to zoom
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon

Get the latest Wannabe news and help spread the word by clicking the links above.