Oakwood University Senior Makes Nashville Headlines

William Jenkins is a fourth generation Oakwood University graduating senior who wrote, directed, shot, and edited the short film Loose Change, while simultaneously serving as the Director of Photography and editor for the independent, feature-length film Wear the Crown.

Wear the Crown is inspired by the story of an African American woman’s battle with stage 4 cancer. The short, silent film Loose Change follows a college student on the hunt for a tasty, vegan burger only to realize he’s misplaced his money. Jenkins says that “the most simple story, many times, can be the most entertaining, depending on how it is told.” 

Both films are produced by Moving4ward Productions , a grassroots production company in Nashville, Tennessee, that specializes in bringing diverse, authentic stories to the big screen. Jenkins completed his senior internship at Moving4ward, and caught the attention of its Founder/ CEO, Alan R.H. Nettles who instantly brought him on as the Assistant Director of Creative Development. 

The films will premiere on December 14, 2019. click here for more information.

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