In This World


All performances and production...Samuel Beebe

15-year-old Courvosier Cox knows he is destined to be a star. Struggling to find his place in the complex landscape of adolescence in the urban South, he undertakes a relentless quest to escape into the spotlight.

Update: In 2016, Courvosier Cox, 16, was arrested for over three dozen theft-related charges. In May 2017, he pled guilty to three felony charges and received a term of supervised probation + restitution.

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Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Kelly Creedon
Original Score: Sam Beebe
Additional Camera: Gabriela Arp, Carter McCall + Callaghan O'Hare
Color + Sound Mix: Gary Kirk
Project Advisors: Chad Stevens, Laura Ruel + Ross Taylor

2nd place, Documentary Journalism, Pictures of the Year International
Award of Excellence, Alexia Foundation

Festival Screenings: 
Indie Grits Film Festival 2016
Independent Film Festival Boston 2016
Roxbury International Film Festival 2016
Atlanta Shortsfest 2016 // Best Documentary Short
BlackStar Film Festival 2016
Skyline Indie Film Festival 2016
Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival 2016
Atlanta DocuFest 2016 // Best Dramatic Documentary Short
Baltimore International Black Film Festival 2016
BendFilm Festival 2016
15 Short Film Festival 2016 // Jury Pick for Best of Show and Best Documentary
Louisville International Festival of Film 2016
New Orleans Film Festival 2016
Indie Memphis Film Festival 2016 // Special Jury Award for Documentary Short
Citizen Jane Film Festival 2016
Fairhope Film Festival 2016
Southern Screen Film Festival 2016
Carrboro Film Festival 2016
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017
Longleaf Film Festival 2017 // Made-in-NC Winner

Interview on Director's Notes: