Produced by: Shawnee' Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs, Rene Rawls ......... Executive Producer: Rene Rawls

Co-Producer: Krystal Cooper ........ Associate Producer: Dahveed Kolodny Nagy ........ Casting: Rene Garcia........ Editor: Christopher Alexander

Music by: John Barnes........ Character Design: Brittnie Bruner........ Additional Character Design: Krystina Haggerty and Dahveed Kolody-Nagy

Lead Storyboard Artist/Concept Design: Jose Guillen ......... Additional Storyboards: Mark Hernandez......... Lead Animator: Krystina Haggerty

Animators: Craig Clark .... Ajamu Frasier .... Gaylyn Graham .... Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy .... Sara Labrecque .... Luis Salazar .... Cesar Sanchez Jr.

Adam Scarpitta .... Steve Sievers .... Stephanie Simpson .... Anne Walker ........ Animation Assistants: Jason Kanshige .... Thomas Martin ....

Melina Plascencia .... Leroy Riche .... Jarryd Van Zyl ........ Background Artists: Mark Hernandez .... Hasani McIntosh .... Deke Wightman

Script Consultant: Ose Oyamendan ........ Post Production Supervisor: Kim Williams ........ Digital Post Production: Keep Me Posted

Post Production Sound Services: Larson Studios ........ Sound Recording: Innersound LLC

Recording Engineer: Kevin Techmeier........ Re-Recording Mixer ........ Alexey Mohr


Animation by ........ Smorgasbord Productions


An Ener Entertainment and Reel Republic Production


Starring: Kameshia Duncan, Ochua Oghie, Chioma Nwosu, Alexandra Rieger, Doreene Hamilton and Ebenezer Quaye

Oct. 2011 - Sule wins Best Animated Short Film at the Montreal International Black Film Festival - MIBFF

June 2011 - "For Children..." New York Times

May 2011 - "Seattle International Film Festival 2011 Preview - "Sule And The Case Of The Tiny Sparks" -- Shadow and Act | Cinema of the African Diaspora

Jan. 2011 - "Ten Women-Directed Films of 2010" -- Gender Across Borders

Jan. 2011 - "A Diverse Offering At The American Cinematheque's 6th' Annual Focus on Female Directors'" -- indieWIRE

Aug. 2010 - "Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks" -- Fly

Jul. 2010 - "L.A. Writer's' animated short honors Mandea's 92nd birthday" -- Los Angeles Wave Newspapers

Martha's Vineyard Film Festival: Cinema Circus - July 2012

Singapore International Children's Film Festival - June 2012

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival - April 2012

Oakland International Film Festival - April 2012

Chicago International Children's Film Festival - Oct. 2011

African American Film Marketplace - Oct. 2011

Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival - Sept. 2011

Montreal International Black Film Festival - Sept. 2011

Brooklyn Kids Film Festival - June 2011

Seattle International Film Festival - May 2011

BHERC's Women Director's Showcase - March 2011

Pan African Film Festival - Feb. 2011

American Cinematheque's Focus on Female Directors - Jan. 2011




HQ Stills: (size: 8000 X 4500)

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TRT: 11:20

Genre: Animation

Original Language: English

Rating: G

SYNOPSIS: In a young African girl’s quest to learn the meaning of the proverb — “Great fires erupt from tiny sparks” — she seeks guidance from a lively, 10-year-old proverb detective named Sule.

Set in a fictional West African village, Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks, inspires audiences with the engaging message that even small actions can yield big results.

Winner of Tribeca All Access' Mandela Day Award, through a partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Detective Sule and the lively cast of this animated tale has begun setting tiny fires in audiences across the globe.


Directed By: Shawnee' Gibbs and Shawnelle Gibbs :::: Written by: Rene Rawls

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