Jason Barrett’s The Naked Poet, a smart, heartfelt drama about infidelity and sexual desire, will be released in the US by ArtMattan Films.
Directed and produced by talented independent British filmmaker Jason Barrett – who also stars in the film – The Naked Poet is the story of Lazarus, a young poet exploring the difficulties associated with matters of the heart.
He finds himself caught up in a love triangle and confronting the painful and confusing decision of choosing between his long-term girlfriend Louise and newfound love Simone while dealing with his responsibilities as a father to his only child from a past relationship.
Release in the UK in late 2016, The Naked Poet is a comedy-drama with a predominantly Black cast – including UK gone Hollywood actor Aml Ameen (The Maze Runner, Sense8) – which offers a complex, multidimensional portray of life, love and friendship within the young, middle class Black British community.
The Naked Poet had its US Premiere as the Opening Night Film of the 2016 African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) and will have its Chicago Premiere screening as the Centerpiece of ADIFF Chicago, in June 2017.