Thaïs Francis

Late Expectations

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"As a Caribbean immigrant, to the United States, it is important for me to depict our stories, so we can see a reflection of ourselves on screen. I also want to use my art to show the messy parts that people hide, so we can see that we aren’t alone on the journey of self-discovery."

ABOUT THAÏS

Thaïs Francis is a multi-hyphenate artist born in Trinidad and Tobago. She is an alumna of the Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University where she studied Drama. As an actor, she has toured in theater both nationally and internationally and performed at Radio City Music Hall, and the Historic Warner Theater in DC. Her academic writings have been presented at universities across the U.S, before the staff of the White House and awarded by the Congressional Black Caucus. Her experimental stage play OUTCRY about black men in America has been produced throughout the U.S, used in college curriculums and has been listed in American Theater Magazine. Her original short film LATE EXPECTATIONS has screened in film festivals throughout the world and was honored with the discover award from ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood.

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Late Expectations

After discovering that she’s in love with a girl, a devout Christian teen must decide whether she’ll come clean to her boyfriend and homophobic mother or continue with the lies.

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