Atlanta Film and TV: The Cinematic Arts Residency at Oolite Arts, provides $50,000 for Miami-based Filmmakers. Could you share with us about that and how you received those funds in order to bring Ludi to life?
Edson Jean: “Oolite Arts is one of Miami’s best arts support organizations, if not one of the best in the nation. But, with this grant, there are no strings attached. Oolite Arts blazes the path forward for understanding the gap in financial opportunities creating an ecosystem that funds and supports and funds people of color and underrepresented artists. This grant was the lifeblood of Ludi. I, however, knew I wanted to make a micro-budget film. I had to apply for the grant, and afterward, Oolite Arts reached out and let me know I was on the frontlist for the grant. And, Ludi was fortunate to be the first film under the Oolite Arts banner.”