DEFF 2022 Best of the Fest Winner!

Eighteen Feature Film Poster

In 3 days, Percy’s father is kicking him out of the house on his 18th birthday. During that time, Percy realizes he’s not been prepared by school or his loveless father how to be an adult and he contemplates his limited options as the clock winds down.

Shaun Mathis, Director

Shaun Mathis

Hailing from Waterbury, CT by way of Philadelphia, PA, Shaun Mathis began his filmmaking career in 2014 but it was in 2015 when he received his first break by being the co-writer & coo- producer on the film Take Over Your Trap, starring 2 Chainz & Bankroll Fresh, the film went on to premiere at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. The same year, Shaun wrote, directed and produced his first feature film, The Plug and secured distribution via Amazon Prime. The following year in 2017, Shaun wrote, directed & produced the award winning documentary, narrated by legendary actor Clifton Powell, Miles in the Life” Story of a BMF Drug Trafficker, has over 10 million views via, Amazon, Tubi, Roku & Youtube. Most currently, Shaun penned the horror film, The Curse La Patasola, which was released theatrically Jan. 14, 2022. As a writer & director, Shaun has worked with the likes of Cam Newton, Killer Mike, Future, Jermaine Dupri, Clifton Powell, and many others, and also currently have films distributed by AspireTV, BET+, Amazon Prime, Tubi and Roku. When not writing for filming with his company, Anti-Hero Productions, Shaun can be found in his role as president of the non-profit organization, Film Family, conducting Atlanta’s only writers room, Shaun Mathis’ Writers Room Collective or being a father to his 2 children, Jordyn & Egypt.

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