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Selah and the Spades

Producers Lauren McBride, Drew Houpt, Lucas Joaquin


Five factions run the underground life of the prestigious Haldwell boarding school. At the head of the most powerful faction – THE SPADES – sits Selah Summers. By turns charming and callous, she chooses whom to keep close and whom to cut loose, walking the fine line between being feared and loved.

About The Team

Tayarisha Poe (Writer, Director) is a storyteller from West Philly who believes that all stories are inherently multi-sensory and multi-dimensional, and thus should be told that way. She was chosen as one of the 25 New Faces by Filmmaker Magazine in 2015, and in 2016 she received the Sundance Institute’s Knight Foundation Fellowship. In 2017 she was selected for the January Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, and the June Sundance Director’s Lab. She is a 2017 Pew Fellow.

Selah and the Spades is a Cinereach grantee.