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The Tiger & The Protected

10m Short, Drama, Sport 2022

The Tiger and the Protected, is the story about an overbearing mother who places constant pressure on her extremely talented yet quiet son to excel in his high school basketball program. JANET BELL (Novi Brown) is a single mother and raising her only son. She works hard to support herself and her 17-year-old son, DARIUS. She works even harder to make sure Darius is fully engaged in basketball. Her overprotective mentality creates an atmosphere where watching games are uncomfortable for other parents, irritable for referees and miserable for the team’s coach. Janet causes a rift with Darius causing him to be introverted on and off the court. This imbalance creates tension with his teammates, and classmates alike. Darius’ season hangs in the balance once he gets into a fight at a training camp. He is charged with felony assault charge that threatens his chances at playing at a top university.


B. Monét

Writer, Producer

Jay Masai

Executive Producer

JoAnne Burton


Lisa Cole

Director of Photography

Imani Dennison

1st AD

Rich Herzberg

1st AC

Eddie Yasin

Sound Mixer

Rachel Villegas


Morgan Grimm

Gaffer Assistant

Sean McKeon

Script Supervisor

Emma Shaw


Dawn Campbell

Costume Designer

Cynthia Altoriso


Tyrell Burton

Sound Editor

TJ Burton

Casting Director

Hilary Greer


Tristan Burton




United States