She’s beautiful, smart, successful… but still single.
Attorney Vanessa A. Price seems to have it all. A big house, a nice car, a great career, but something is still missing. Just off of another failed relationship, Vanessa meets Max, a handsome, mysterious, French speaking black man who comes to work for her as a fill-in landscaper.
After some intriguing conversation and a little too much wine, Vanessa finds herself drawn in by Max’s natural mystique and sex appeal. A romantic relationship quickly develops that could lead to a beautiful future together. But can they overcome their major cultural, class and lifestyle differences? While Max may not have everything Vanessa wants, what he brings to the table may be everything she needs.
Comedic, dramatic and sexual tension collide in this fresh, timely and socially relevant, battle-of-the-sexes story set in the Me-Too era. The film explores hot-button topics of gender roles, culture-clash, immigration and love from a bold, unconventional and thought-provoking perspective. After watching, you will never look at love the same again!
EVERYTHING BUT A MAN is Nnegest Likké’s third feature film after Fox Searchlight’s comedy, Phat Girlz, and the multi award-winning indie drama Ben & Ara.
She credits prolific movie producer Todd Black (The Equalizer I & II, Fences, Antwone Fisher, The Pursuit of Happyness) with launching her screenwriting career after he optioned her first script and encouraged her to keep writing.
Despite her experience behind the camera, the proud Bay Area native, who studied Film & TV at Clark Atlanta University, still considers herself a novice filmmaker. Nnegest jokes that before directing Phat Girlz, she hadn’t directed traffic!
She got a lucky break from her late career mentor, Bobby Newmyer (Training Day, The Santa Clause, Sex Lies & Video Tape), who after reading her script, handed her two million dollars and a camera to go shoot.
She’s still developing her craft and sees filmmaking not just as a form of entertainment, but as a prime tool to inspire unity, empowerment and cultural pride among the global black community.
Nnegest is a member of the DGA, WGA, Film Fatales, Women In Film, The African Artists’ Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
PRODUCERS: JIMMY JEAN-LOUIS; STEVEN J. WOLFE; RICHARD HARDING
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: MIKE ABEBE; ROSALIND C. PATTON; EVELYN JEAN-LOUIS; TIM ALEXANDER; GRITS CARTER
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : MOSES “EAGLE” JAMES
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: ERIKA BRYANT; SABRINA OSMAN; RICHARD-KEVIN STITH; TIMOTHY LENNORY MAPFUMO; FRANCIS ONELUM
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CONRAD HUNZIKER III
EDITOR: JONATHAN BECKETT
COMPOSER: BRIAN CLIFTON