Black Champagne is an animated musical journey about a young priestess queen named Suraya and her confidant, priest king Jamari, who are both the spiritual and political leaders of an ancient, magical, Black civilization located on an island off the coast of Morocco.

The people of this island refer to themselves as the Nemanyo and they fall under relentless attack by ruthless, exploitative, foreign invaders led by the Czar of Chezidak. Left for dead, Suraya and Jamari rise from their war-torn sunken city and venture into the hostile land of their enemy to reclaim their power and set their beloved Nemanyo people free.

Black Champagne is the first episode of an animated music video mini-series. Parts II and III are currently in production and titled “Solemnly Surrender” and “Heaven”, respectively.

  • Jeremiah Williams Director
  • Jeremiah Williams Writer
  • Kenya Crawford Writer
  • Karahn Crawford-Cole Writer
  • Fadjar Kurnia Producer
  • Rafico Lingga Producer

Specifications

  • Film Type: Animation, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Family
  • Runtime: 5 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date: July 25, 2019
  • Production Budget: 1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: Indonesia, United States
  • Film Language: English
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes

Screenings / Awards

Official Selection

  • Oniros Film Awards Saint-Vincent, Valle d’Aosta
    Italy
    August 31, 2019
    Best Music Video – August 2019
  • Asian Cinematography Awards Manila
    Philippines
    August 31, 2019
    Best Music Video – August 2019
  • Kapow Intergalatic Film Festival North Hollywood, CA
    United States
    September 14, 2019
    Official Nominee
  • International Film Festival of Shimla Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    India
    October 5, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest Berlin
    Germany
    November 29, 2019
    Official Selection