Dave Brown USA is gearing up to bring the Indie Night Film Festival to the Bay Area for its 12th edition, showcasing cinematic brilliance. Scheduled to commence on June 1st in San Francisco, this event, co-hosted by actor Morris Chestnut, owes its realization to the generous backing from the San Francisco Film Commission’s “Dream Keeper” initiative.

Back in 2012, Dave Brown envisioned the festival amid widespread speculation about doomsday scenarios. For him, it marked the genesis of a journey to carve his niche in California’s cinematic landscape.

Rooted in San Francisco, Brown’s passion for entertainment was instilled in him from a tender age. As the offspring of a pastor and civil rights activist, he inherited an unyielding determination to pursue his aspirations. Post his Morehouse College graduation, he plunged into acting, fostering robust connections with industry stalwarts like Morris Chestnut and Jamie Foxx. His philanthropic endeavors were duly recognized with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, further bolstering his credibility. Subsequently, he earned a doctorate in Entertainment and Media Studies.

Equipped with experience both in front of and behind the camera, Brown discerned an imbalance between talent and opportunities in the industry. Driven to effectuate change, he conceptualized a program spanning webisodes, commercials, and feature films, furnishing a platform for budding filmmakers.

Brown’s vision materialized into the ultimate networking affair, uniting short film creators with industry mavens for potential collaborations. This germ of an idea burgeoned into a thriving community, nurturing nascent business ventures and artistic ventures alike.

The impending gathering at the AMC Kabuki 8 in the Japan Center complex is poised to be equally impactful, with Morris Chestnut reprising his role as co-host. Additionally, DJ Q-Nice’s Q & A session will definitely be an unforgettable experience. Special celebrity guests Keith Robinson, Datari Turner, Roslyn Lyons, and many more will grace the occasion. The red carpet starts at 12:30 PM, and the show kicks off at 2:00 PM sharp, so you don’t want to be late.

For tickets, visit and connect on social media @indienightff and @davebrownusa. Let’s converge to celebrate creativity at the Indie Night Film Festival.


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