Synopsis

“An American Boy” is a realistic drama set in early 2000s Chicago. The story follows a cheerful musically inclined boy who is sent to live with his convert Muslim father after his mom discovers him dressing up as her in the mirror. Inciting religious practices on the young boy, he is forbidden to sing in an upcoming school recital, which forms new trauma in his life.

Credit

  • TJ_Ali_Bowden
  • Hani Saqr

    Producer
  • Vic Roxas

    Director of Photography
  • Adam LaPillo

    Camera Assistants (1st AC, 2nd AC etc
  • Aamina Green

    Sound Designer
  • Michelle Achino

    Editor
  • Kat Li

    Assistant Editor
  • Other Credits

  • Daniel Dubei

    Music
  • Sam Bellingham

    Sound Mixer
  • Cast & Crew

  • Tysir Page

    "Leonard 'Leo' Brown"
  • Aurelia Michael

    "Nina Simmons"
  • Leslie Billingslea

    "Tawhid Al Haqq"
  • Emperor Kaioyus

    "Mike Dunn"
  • Jeaniene Green

    "Mrs. Johnson"
  • TJ Ali Bowden

    director

    TJ Ali is a rising filmmaker and TV/Digital Producer having produced linear pilot TV shows for networks BET Networks, NBC Entertainment, REVOLT TV and most recently VICE Media’s VICELAND network. TJ was awarded a fellowship in the International Radio and Television Society program in 2014, which catapulted his career in linear television. TJ is embarking on a new fiction storytelling journey. He lives in New York City and hails from the south side of Chicago.

  • Bio

    TJ Ali Bowden

    TJ Ali is a rising filmmaker and TV/Digital Producer having produced linear pilot TV shows for networks BET Networks, NBC Entertainment, REVOLT TV and most recently VICE Media’s VICELAND network. TJ was awarded a fellowship in the International Radio and Television Society program in 2014, which catapulted his career in linear television. TJ is embarking on a new fiction storytelling journey. He lives in New York City and hails from the south side of Chicago.

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