Netflix has come aboard to distribute See You Yesterday, a travel drama produced by Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks. The pic is the directorial debut from Stefon Bristol, Lee’s long-time NYU Graduate Film School protege.
The script was co-written by Bristol and Fredrica Bailey. It’s based on their 2017 short film of the same title, which was a finalist at the HBO Short Film Competition at American Black Film Festival and is currently on the Cinemax streaming platform, Max Go.
Starring Eden-Duncan Smith (Roxanne Roxanne) and newcomer Danté Crichlow, the film centers on two Brooklyn teenage science prodigies, Claudette “C.J.” Walker and Sebastian J. Thomas, who build make-shift time machines to save C.J.’s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer
Rapper Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley (Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk), Johnathan Nieves (Better Call Saul), Marsha S. Blake (Orange is the New Black), Wavvy Jonez (Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.), Myra Lucretia Taylor (The Big Sick), and Ron Bobb Semple co-star.
Matthew Myers (Irreplaceable You) and Jason Sokoloff (She’s Gotta Have It) served as executive producers on the film, which Netflix will release sometime next year.