The Obituary of Tunde Johnson

The surreal tale of Tunde Johnson, a wealthy, black, high-school senior who falls victim to an endless time-loop of police brutality on his way to the home of his secret, white, lacrosse playing boyfriend.

Read the rave reviews below!

“It’s the kind of film that lingers in your mind days after you’ve seen it” – The Hollywood Reporter

“There haven’t been many characters, if any, like Tunde.” – Out Magazine


Ali LeRoi // Director

Ali LeRoi is an award-winning writer/director/producer best known for his work on the critically acclaimed series CW’s Everybody Hates Chris, TBS’ Are We There Yet? and the breakout hit for STARZ, Survivor’s Remorse. Ali has five Emmy nominations as well as one win and he’s a two-time winner and five-time NAACP Image Award nominee. He has also scored several nominations from the Golden Globes, WGA and others. Ali’s major motion picture credits include producing and co-writing Head of State and Down to Earth, as well as producing cult favorite Pootie Tang.

Ali is an avid photographer, having exhibited his work in several gallery shows and in print, and recently staged his first solo photography show “Self Portrait.” He has also served on the board of the Producer’s Guild of America, as well as holding the current chair as President of The Humanitas Prize, a nonprofit organization that awards and promotes the craft of television and film writers. Originally from Chicago, Ali LeRoi currently is working on several projects under his CBS deal and in post-production on his indie feature directorial debut, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson.

Stanley Kalu // Writer

Stanley is a Nigerian born film student finishing up his last year at USC. Stanley Kalu’s THE OBITUARY OF TUNDE JOHNSON was the 2018 first place winner of The LAUNCH’s Million Dollar Screenplay Competition held by producers Jason Shuman and Zachary Green.

Stanley also co-wrote and directed – SWMRS “Berekely’s On Fire”

Stephen Silver as Tunde

Steven Silver is an actor, known for 13 Reasons Why (2017) and All the Little Things We Kill (2019). He was born in Houston and will star in the upcoming NBC drama series Counsel of Dads at NBC.

Spencer Neville as Soren

Spencer Neville is an actor and producer, known for Ozark (2017), Good Trouble (2019) and the upcoming Roped.

Nicola Peltz as Marley

Nicola Peltz is emerging as a force to be reckoned with, on both the big and small screen. Her most prominent roles include the series Bates Motel (2013), and the films The Last Airbender (2010) and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).