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    In Search of the Black Knight




"In Search of the Black Knight" is a relationship documentary that takes a humorous look at a topic that has been on the tongues of professional black women everywhere…the shortage of eligible black men. There are many theories on why this problem exists: education, prison and the "down low" to name a few. We follow film director Tamarat Makonnen as he travels across the country in an attempt to find the truth behind this hot button topic. Combining professional advice, street interviews and sketch comedy; this humorous and thought-provoking film will have you rethinking what you assumed about the opposite sex. We invite you to join us on an adventure as we go "In Search of the Black Knight!"


Tamarat is known for pushing the creative envelope and has composed a notable body of work that is cinematic, stylized, and visually striking. He is currently writing, directing and producing feature films, most notably the critically acclaimed debut drama "Dreams & Shadows" starring James Russo (Donnie Brasco, Public Enemies) and Shawn-Caulin Young. He has also directed music videos and EPKs (electronic press kit) for a variety of artists including r&b singer/actor Ne-Yo (Stomp the Yard, Red Tails). His projects have aired on MTV, BET and Muchmusic (Canada), as well as in several news and music publications. Tamarat founded Filmwalker Productions a boutique production company designed to develop and produce independent films of all genres. With a deep-rooted passion for the art of filmmaking, he continues to create images and stories that are vivid, thought provoking, and entertaining. “In Search of the Black Knight” is his most recent film project, a documentary that takes a humorous look into the complexities of African-American romantic relationships. A native New Yorker, Tamarat currently resides in Los Angeles.


Tamarat Makonnen