Marquis Smalls was born and raised in the Marcy Housing Projects of Brooklyn, New York. He has written, directed and produced ten short films that have won awards and screened at film festivals including the Cannes short film corner, American Black Film Festival, Urbanworld, Georgetown, HBO NYLatino, Athena, San Diego and Texas Black Film Festivals.
Marquis, has written eight feature screenplays, five episodes of an online hip-hop comedy series called The Chronicles that he produced as one of the first web-series in 2007. With his most recent work Harriet Returns taking the festival circuit by storm. He’s also penned three original television pilots, spec scripts for Entourage and 30 Rock and most recently released his new web-series, The Married Bachelor.
Director: Harriet Returns
Harriet Tubman comes back to life to try and free young black men from the ‘mental slavery’ that they contribute to today with the repeated use of the N-word and the way they sag their pants. Harriet meets her match in two young NYC rappers, Master E and Raz, who along with the help of a former Underground Railroad partner, William Still, forces Harriet to see that maybe these young men just might not need saving after all. video