We Were Meant To

In a world where Black men have wings and their first flight is a rite of passage, Akil must defy fears, insecurities, and societal barriers while discovering his perfect launch into manhood.


Year: 2023
Runtime: 27′
Country: USA
Direction: Tari Wariebi
Screenplay: Christina Kingsleigh Licud, Tari Wariebi
Cast: Tim Johnson Jr., Luke Tennie, Sylvester Powell
Cinematography: Veronica Bouza
Genre: Science fiction
Subtitles: Maria Amores Méndez, Oriol Canal Palau, Sibil·la Puigcercós Vilar, Judit Teodoro Ruiz
Contact: Jordan Tyner

Wins & nominations

2023: Sundance Film Festival
2023: Denver International Film Festival – Best Student Domestic Short
2023: Palm Springs Film Festival – Young Cineaste Award