Copper is the latest short film that ONX produced this past season. Copper engages with the concepts of both Black death and queerness. Copper has been screened in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, D.C., and Brooklyn.
The goal of [Copper ] is to redefine the five stages of grief, re-imagining how Black folx throughout America endure collective trauma. Enduring grief is framed not as a process of victimization but a method of transcending the current plane. A cycle of deconstructing and reconstructing that occurs more than once; how [Copper] interprets these five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
We collaborated with bay area photographers, cinematographers, fashion designers, make up artists, and musicians of color.