Video Interview: @ThisFunktional talks with Writer-Director Jessica Rae about her film RAISE YOUR HAND

Jesus Figueroa
Written by Jesus Figueroa

Writer-Director Jessica Rae talks with Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of,about her film RAISE YOUR HAND.

RAISE YOUR HAND follows best friends Gia (Jearnest Corchado, Sneakerheads, Little America, The Fosters, The Blacklist) and Lila (Hanani Taylor, Criminal Minds, Punky Brewster) as they balance school and personal connections with their family, friends, boys and neighborhood, including the corrupt local police. Gia struggles to maintain her grades and sort through a tumultuous relationship with her mother and stepfather. She attempts to find solace in a relationship with a new boyfriend, Wish, and invest in her writing. Very quickly, however, all of Gia’s relationships go through dramatic, sometimes traumatic, changes, and Gia and Lila find themselves in their own separate fights for both meaning and survival.

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