Film phase: Production
Tre Maison Dasan is a story that explores parental incarceration through the eyes of three boys—Tre, Maison, and Dasan. Following their interweaving trajectories through boyhood marked by the criminal justice system, and told directly through the child’s perspective, the film unveils the challenges of growing up and what it means to become a man in America.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Denali Tiller is an artist named one of 110 “filmmakers to watch” by Variety Magazine in 2015. Her thesis film at Rhode Island School of Design was shortlisted for the BAFTA Student Film Awards and was featured on Rhode Island PBS. Through her work, Denali is interested in how artists’ literacies can provide unique insights into complex, human-centered problems. She is most passionate about children and youth advocacy, and how we raise boys in America.