GenreDrama Music directorKathryn Bostic WriterAva DuVernay LanguageEnglish
Release dateSeptember 18, 2010 (2010-09-18) (Urbanworld Film Festival)
March 11, 2011 (2011-03-11) CastSalli Richardson-Whitfield (Maye), Tracie Thoms (Tiffany), Omari Hardwick (Troy) Similar moviesRelated Ava DuVernay movies
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I Will Follow is a 2010 American independent drama film written, produced and directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Beverly Todd, Omari Hardwick, Michole White, Dijon Talton, Royale Watkins, Damone Roberts, Tracie Thoms and Blair Underwood.
Maye (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) is a successful artist who has taken a leave from work to care for her ill aunt, Amanda (Beverly Todd). As the film begins, Maye is moving out of the home she once shared with Amanda after her death and contemplating her relationships, her career, her past and her future.
I Will Follow was shot in 15 days on location in Topanga Canyon, California. It is the first film to use footage from the first inauguration of Barack Obama.
I Will Follow made its world premiere in New York City at the 2010 Urbanworld Film Festival, where it won audience honors. It also played at the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival and the 2010 AFI Film Festival. The film had a limited release on March 11, 2011.