22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster

United States, 2023: 92 minutes: International Premiere
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Inspired by Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, THE ANGRY BLACK GIRL AND HER MONSTER tells the story of Vicaria, a brilliant teenager who believes death is a disease that can be cured.

Death is ever present in Vicaria's world: violence, police brutality, and substance abuse. After watching her mother succumb, and witnessing the brutal and sudden murder of her brother, she's had enough. Vicaria decides to put an end to all this death... by bringing the dead back to life. Bomani J. Story, the film's writer and director, crafts a thrilling tale about a family that, despite the terrors of systemic pressure, will survive and be reborn again, and challenges our ideas of life and death.

SXSW 2023
Boston Underground Film Festival 2023

Bomani J. Story spent time writing his own short stories as a child and cut his teeth on filmmaking when he started making shorts at San Bernardino Valley College, before finishing his studies at USC's school of Cinematic Arts. He wrote ROCK STEADY ROW which went on to win the Best Narrative Feature, and the Audience Award at 2018 Slamdance Film Festival.

press for The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster

"Writer/director Bomani J. Story’s debut outing makes for a strong calling card, utilizing the flexibility of the origin story to fit the present moment without sacrificing atmosphere."
- ScreenAnarchy
"Story’s empathetic approach combined with Hayes’s complex and nuanced portrayal makes for a profoundly human story that evokes respect and hope."
- Bloody Disgusting

screened with a short film


Bowling 4 Eva


Narrative / Drama / Fantasy / First Feature

92 minutes

special guest

Director Bomani J. Story in attendance for in-person Q&A


Bomani J. Story

Executive Producers
Jeremy Elliott
Jasmine Johnson

Jack Davis
Darren Brandl
Bomani J. Story

Bomani J. Story

Daphne Qin Wu

Laya DeLeon Hayes
Denzel Whitaker
Chad L. Coleman
Reilly Brooke Stith
Keith Holliday



WINNER: Jury Award: Best Narrative Feature

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