About Nubia Filmworks
Nubia Filmworks, LLC. is a motion picture and television production company founded in 2003 by award winning independent filmmaker Shuaib Mitchell. We develop and produce a wide variety of motion picture and television programming designed for distribution across various platforms including theatrical release, broadcast and cable television, DVD, VOD (Video on Demand) and video streaming.
Nubia Filmworks has produced several award winning films and television programs since our inception including the "faith-based" romantic comedy "Too Saved" (2007). Released by Maverick Entertainment Group, Inc. in February 2009, Too Saved is the winner of several awards including the prestigious DOVE "Family Approved" Seal (4-star rating), "Best Narrative Film" at the 1st Annual North Carolina Family Film Festival (2011), "Best Film" (2nd Place) at the 1st Annual KingdomWood Christian Film Festival (2008), and "Best Religious Film" at the 5th Annual San Diego Black Film Festival. In addition, Too Saved has aired several times on the Conerstone Television Network. Our list of credits also includes the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller "Nocturnal Agony" (2012). The feature length film stars veteran Hollywood actors Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs (A Preacher’s Kid, The Jacksons, Cooley High, Welcome Back Kotter), Vernee Watson (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Guiding Light, Welcome Back Kotter), Rae’Ven Larrymore Kelly (A Preacher’s Kid, What’s Love Got to Do With It, A Time to Kill, Ghosts of Mississippi, Hannah Montana), and Grammy Award winning gospel recording artist Hezekiah Walker in his feature film debut. Nocturnal Agony is the winner of several awards including the prestigious 2014 TIVA-DC Bronze Peer Award (Independent Feature), the 26th Annual Larry Neal Writer’s Award, and the 14th Annual Fade-In Awards Screenplay Competition (quarter-finalist). Nocturnal Agony was acquired for world-wide distribution by Maverick Entertainment Group, Inc. in 2014 and is one of the highest rated films on Amazon Prime (4-Star Rating). Nocturnal Agony is also available in WalMart, RedBox, Hulu and various other retail outlets nationwide.
Additional films include "Straight Up Go-Go" (1993), a one-hour PBS documentary on the history and sociology of Washington D.C’s world famous “Go-Go” music. Straight Up Go Go was distributed internationally by ATA Trading Corp. and has aired numerous times on PBS television.
Our current project is a feature-length documentary film entitled "The Game That Changed College Basketball". The film revisits the historic 1974 ACC Championship game between NC State University and the University of Maryland and examines its ultimate impact on the NCAA Tournament and the overall game of college basketball. The film features legendary University of Maryland Basketball Coach Charles "Lefty" Driesell (Basketball Hall of Fame), University of Maryland basketball legends John Lucas, Len Elmore, Tom McMillen, Maurice "Moe" Howard, Tom Roy, and Billy Hahn, NC State legends David Thompson, Tom Burleson, Monty Towe, and Phil Spence, acclaimed Washington Post Columnist and "best selling" author John Feinstein, and legendary sportscaster Billy Packer. The Game That Changed College Basketball is scheduled to be released in 2019 and will air on the CBS Sports Network.
Our projects currently in development include Network Operations, a one-hour episodic television series based on the behind the scenes activities and shenanigans of a fictitious black owned cable television network, Fastball on the Outside Corner: The Josh Gibson Story, a feature length film based on the life and times of Hall of Fame Negro League Baseball player Josh Gibson, and A Rose By Any Other Name (feature length film), a "coming of age" love story.
STRAIGHT UP GO-GO
THE GAME THAT CHANGED COLLEGE BASKETBALL (in production)
The following is a list of Nubia Filmworks projects currently in development:
FASTBALL ON THE OUTSIDE CORNER: THE JOSH GIBSON STORY
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME