Akira loves rap music, and owns a record shop in the U.S. One day, he falls in love with an African American girl who starts to work at his shop. Soon racial and cultural differences, stereotypes from friends and family start to interrupt their relationship. Will their love break through all these obstacles?
Joe Doughrity is a screenwriter, director and documentary filmmaker. He began his
careeer as an assistant to Oscar nominated director John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood).
Signed by Creative Artists Agency in his early 20s, Joe enjoyed a successful career as a
professional screenwriter. After watching many of his scripts languish in development,
he decided to make his own films. His first effort, “Seven Days in Japan”, won Best
Documentary at the San Diego Comic-con International Film Festival in 2005.
Joe is a graduate of Columbia College and a member of the Writers Guild of America.
"Seven Days in Japan" (2005) Documentary short
"Akira's Hip Hop Shop" (2007) Narrative short
Screening / Award history:
"Seven Days in Japan"(2005)Documentary Short
Won 2005 Comic-con San Diego Best Documentary
"Akira`s Hip Hop Shop"(2007)Narrative short
Won Directors guild of America Student Award 11/07
Screened at San Diego Asian Film Fest 10/07
Screened at LA Pan African Film Fest 2/08
Screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film May 1-8 2008
Screened at the Brooklyn Museum on June 7th, 2008 to a sold-out audience at the same time as the Murikami exhibit.