Kokomo City

Kokomo City

International Forum

COUNTRY: USA YEAR: 2023 RUNTIME: 73 min

DIRECTED BY: D. Smith

LANGUAGE(S): English

SUBTITLES: English

PRODUCED BY: D. Smith, Harris Doran, Bill Butler

CINEMATOGRAPHY: D. Smith

EDITED BY: D. Smith

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SYNOPSIS

KOKOMO CITY is the feature directorial debut of two-time Grammy-nominated producer, singer and songwriter D. Smith. Smith, who made history as the first trans woman cast on a primetime unscripted TV show, also filmed and edited this wildly entertaining and refreshingly unfiltered documentary that passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers in Atlanta and New York City – Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell and Dominique Silver – as they hold nothing back while breaking down the walls of their profession.

Executive produced by Lena Waithe, the film won the Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT Innovator Award and NEXT Audience Award, as well as the Berlinale’s Audience Award in the Panorama Documentary section.

D. Smith

D. Smith is a two-time Grammy nominated producer, singer, and songwriter and director. KOKOMO CITY is the product of almost three years of work and had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It is D. Smith’s first film.

Kokomo City (2023)

PRODUCTION: Couch Potatoe Pictures

WORLD SALES: Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing (international@magpictures.com)