Kofi Siriboe’s short film “Jump” Identifies Mental Health

Actor Kofi Siriboe tackles Mental Health stigma in the Black Community with  short Film - DefenderNetwork.com

Kofi Siriboe released his short film “Jump” yesterday and it has already been getting buzz. The film follows Ziggy, a African American male that is detached from reality. Ziggy continues to see a young girl that is telling him to follow her, but every time he finds her, no one is ACTUALLY there. He repeats the words, “I don’t wanna live, I don’t wanna die”, directly signifying his complex with living a life of depression and actually not wanting to ending the life he know (with friends) but doesn’t enjoy. His friend tries to reach out to him but he’s not interested in hanging out or talking. It ends with Ziggy on the bridge considering what to do next…

I’m proud of Kofi Siriboe for this wonderful film. Keep up the good work! OnPoint!

Check out the short film below:


Kofi Siriboe Brings Awareness To Mental Health in Black Communities

Actor Kofi Siriboe from the film Girls Trip and TV Series Queen Sugar has created a documentary called What the Fuck Is Mental Health? Tackling the unrecognized issues of mental illness in black communities. In the short documentary, a group of young Black speak on their personal experience with mental health and how they have overcome.

Siriboe expressed to the Huffington Post about being inspired to make a documentary dealing with mental health:

Making WTF Is Mental Health? Has been a part of the healing process for me, one I’m still exploring. It’s the combination piece to Jump, a short film I made after a mentor and a big brother figure died by suicide, just before I got the call that I’d then cast in Queen Sugar. I started working on this beautiful, emotional show and felt how liberating it was to channel my fears into art. As I began to mold Jump, I realize the true conversation I was craving centered on young black people who are figuring out this mental health thing, too.

He also explains that he wants Black people to express themselves:

Everybody doesn’t have that language and doesn’t understand that there is a community or world out there of people dealing with similar things, so I want to explore what it is and what it means to us. A lot of our project is just asking questions, and I think with the questions, they’re able to give us answers and able to define these definitions for ourselves rather than what we are accustomed to being told.

It is no secret that Black people have a hard time expressing themselves. It is however difficult for many people to understand WHY Black people have such a hard time expressing themselves. This documentary is just the beginning of a well-needed discussion on mental health in black communities.

Kofi Siriboe releases Trailer for Short Film “Jump”

Actor Kofi Siriboe, from the television drama Queen Sugar, has blessed our lives with a trailer for a short film that he has written directed himself…You go, boy!!!! The title of the short film is “Jump.” It’s the first film we are seeing the young actor present in the world. The film is produced under Viakofi LLC, which seems to be owned by Kofi himself.

I love it when people take full advantage of their opportunities. So proud of Siriboe and all of his accomplishments.

Attached is the trailer, but I will keep you updated on the actual release date in 2018. Stay tuned!!!

Side Note: I wasn’t going to say, but this young man is handsome at its finest.

#OnPointCeleb 💋

2017 Oscar Winners

Best Actor in a Supporting Role 


Mahershala Ali 

Best MakeUp and Haistyling 

Suicide Squad

Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson 

Best Costume Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Colleen Atwood

Best Documentary Feature

OJ Made In America

Director Ezra Edelman 

Best Sound Editing


Sylvain Bellemare

Best Sound Mixing

Hacksaw Ridge

Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Viola Davis

Best Foriegn Language Film

The Salesman 

Asghar Farhadi

Best Animated Short Film


Alan Barillano and Marc Sondheimer 

Best Animated Feature Film


Bryon Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer

Best Production Design

LaLa Land

Producer: David Wasco

Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

Best Visual Effect

Jungle Book

Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon 

Best Film Editing 

Hacksaw Ridge

John Gilbert 

Best Documentary Short

The White Helmets

 Orlando Von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

Best Short Film Live Action


Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy 

Best Cinematography 

LaLa Land 

Linus Sandgren 

Best Original Score

LaLa Land 

Justin Hurwitz

Best Original Song

LaLa Land “City of Stars”

Music By Justin Hurwitz

Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Best Original Screenplay 

Manchester By The Sea

Written by Kenneth Lonergan 

Best Adapted Screenplay 


Screenplay by Barry Jenkins

Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney 

Best Actress In A Leading Role 

LaLa Land 

Emma Stone 

Best Picture


Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner 

MIla J is a ride or die for Kevin McCall in the short film for “Times Like These”

Mila plays the ride or die girlfriend to Kevin McCall. Kevin losses his job, gets his car towed and starts reserving eviction notices. Through all of this Mila still stood by him. He was then struggling, so he was forced into the life of crime. He gets busted by the cops. When he is asked question he doesn’t answer. They then gets Mila from the house and brings her to the station expecting her to give them a name but she gives them nothing. She wasn’t going to do anything to make her man go to jail which ended up with her in jail for the crime.

Although this was an excellent short film that was directed by Blue Gregory, I bet she felt like she should have thought more about herself at the end. IDK just a thought.

OMG I love this video I watched about four times before doing this post. OnPoint!

Usher Fights Alter Ego In Short Film

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Titled “Looking 4 Myself,” the Rich Lee-directed film features a battle between the angel and devil personass of Usher. One being down-to-earth and the other being his celebrity half, which is also the theme of the title track of his last album.


In the video Usher is locked in a battle and seeking revenge against the celebrity version of himself after fame destroys his romantic relationship.

The short film is to show off the 2013 Samsung Smart TV.

Love it! OnPoint!

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