A Woman on the Roam with her iPhone
A Cut Above was filmed with an iPhone 6S. It is a story about a father and son mending their relationship through barbering. It chronicles the difficulties the two faced getting to know one another. The film starts in present day, rewinds to 1984 and ends in present day. The story takes place in Birmingham, AL.
Taqee was cutting Kalisha’s hair one day when a man walked in the barbershop. He had a brief quiet conversation with the gentleman. Their interaction stood out to Kalisha, and the journalist took over.
She inquired about the man. Taqee told her that the man was his biological father. Then, he explained he and his father’s story.
Kalisha’s interest lead to the question, “Have you ever thought about documenting your story?”
Taqee said he’d be up for it. Solidifying the, yes, was the easy part. The difficulty came when Kalisha realized she didn’t have the high priced fancy equipment. She had shot stories with her iPhone, but she never thought she would shoot a documentary with her mobile device.
Beyond the Cut with Taqee and Maurice
Taqee and Maurice watched the film privately, before the official screening. Kalisha DigiMedia™ captured their reaction to their story.