A Prelude To... Short Film

For those who may not know me, My name is Richard Louissaint and  I am an emerging Haitian-American filmmaker from Queens, New York (http://www.richardlouissaint.com/).

I directed my very first short film, Baldwin's Prophecy last year and it has screened at two film festivals already this year, including the Haiti Film Fest.

Currently, I am in preproduction for my second short film, A Prelude To.... It's the story of a couple meeting for the last time and exploring what closure is and isn't. The cast of this film is Caribbean and it takes place at a Haitian Restaurant in Brooklyn. 

The cost I am looking to cover is for crew and other incidentals for this one day shoot. The aim is the shoot the film in late September/early

October and your support will be greatly appreciated. 


A couple newly broken up meet for the last time at restaurant in Brooklyn. Their conversation touches on the whys and whats of their relationship, giving a peek into what closure can and can't be.


Duration: 10 minutes

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Drama

Production: Late September


A Prelude To...


Simone Moore is Larissa

Simone Moore is a New York-based artist, writer and actress in film, TV and stage. She was recently seen on stage as a rich and complex queen Gertrude in Hamlet. Tish James, "In the Footprint" with The Civilians Theater Company in New York (critical acclaim New York Times). Helena in A Midsummer Nights Dream and she received critical acclaim for her turn as Sylvia in the Two Gentlemen of Verona by the Los Angeles Times.

Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, Simone received her MFA at University of California at San Diego where she studied under master teachers and directors such as Des McAnuff, Tina Landau, Fiona Shaw, Darko Tresnjak and Lisa Harrow of the RSC. She completed studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France.

Rodney “Okai” Fluerimond is Okai

Okai is a vocalist/percussionist who embodies all the music of the African Diaspora. Brooklyn born and of Haitian descent, young Okai was beating on anything that he could get his hands on to help his imagination grow.

He is Currently the lead singer and percussionist of Brown Rice Family who won “The Battle of the  Boroughs” in NYC in 2012. Okai is also co-founder of Strings N Skins who are currently finishing an album to be released in the fall.

Shoot date- one shoot day in September/October

Richard Louissaint - Writer and Director

Producer- Patricia Janvier

  • MELy SMAX 
    • $200 
    • 57 mos
  • Tenasia Hatch 
    • $100 
    • 57 mos
  • Paul Mangaroo  
    • $25 
    • 58 mos
  • Alejandro López  
    • $20 
    • 58 mos
  • Amiyr Barclift  
    • $5 
    • 59 mos
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Richard Louissaint 
Queens Village, NY