Sweet Thang is about an isolated and hardened "Sugah" hustler longing for love in Harlem.
2020 Success In The Arts "Best Short Film" award nomination
"Sweet Thang is a vibrant film that addresses important messages regarding our health and wellness in the most creative way imaginable. It is indeed a Black Love story, not so much in a romantic way but in an overall appreciative way of the beauty that lies in within the Black community as a whole- Thanks for a beautiful film" -W. Cornelius (filmmaker)
"Watching the movie Sweet Thang transports you into a world of the street hustle, from selling illegal substances to selling a legal substance. The movie opens up into a black middle class community with great instrumentals greeting you at the beginning. As we are first introduced to the star of the movie Sweet Thang who is played by the very talented Ms. China Colston but even before the camera starts rolling, the audience is told about a new illegal substance with a very familiar name but because of the movie's depiction of a street hustler you are kept wondering as we sometimes hear street narcotics being reported to having familiar over the counter names to avoid attracting the police. You are drawn further into the movie with great curiosity as the main character, Sweet Thang takes you through her neighborhood as she walks by a graffiti depiction of DJ Kool Herc, you know you're in the Bronx. You then quickly discover that she is selling the same substance that killed her mother in the same neighborhood she grew up in." -B. Phillips
I am overjoyed that my film SWEET THANG was an official selection of the 2019 Australia SAGA: Adelaide Women's International film festival.
I am beside myself about SWEET THANG having received a standing ovation from our donors and guests at the cast and crew film screening on Sunday, December 10, 2017. It was held at the lovely Andrew Freedman Home art space. Thank you to Walter Puryear for the screening space and to Sisters Caribbean Cuisine restaurant for donating delicious catered food and beverages.
Another BIG THANK YOU to my Co-Executive producer J. Bailey Morgan, Associate producer D'angelo Thompson and all of our generous donors!
"My impression of your film Sweet Thang is great acting, great message and a great film"--Billy "Mr. Apollo" Mitchell 2019
""SWEET THANG was really well done. Intelligent comedy dealing with a tough subject matter in an insightful way. High quality work" -- actor K. Saunders 2019
"I absolutely loved Sweet Thang" "Great story, concept and filming"- J. Walker
"I thought Sweet Thang had great acting and a fitting story for our time and need for reimagining in regards to intergenerational affection and disciplining"- N. Teague
"Sweet Thang was nice; I love it"- G. Heard
"I had a great time watching Sweet Thang, a well crafted short" - D. Walker
"Sweet Thang is very entertaining and well done film. I enjoyed it from beginning to end" -L. Johnson
"Sweet Thang is a phenomenal short film that explores the long term damage of "sugah". A must see movie that will make you think about your life"-ZCO
"Sweet Thang's health awareness was done in a clever and funny way" -C. Hamilton
China L. Colston as Sweet Thang Screenwriter Director Executive Producer
Associate Producer D'angelo Thompson
Executive Producer J. Bailey Morgan as "Sugah-Head #2