ME TIME (2019, USA, 11 min)
Directed by Iyabo Boyd
After a long work week, Deborah is exhausted and needs to relax. One part of her psyche, Sexy Deb, appears and tries to bully her into going out to a bar for a hook-up. Soulful Deb also shows up- she lights some incense and tries to guide her into some self care stroking. Then Scaredy Deb pops in and whines that she just wants to eat oatmeal and watch Gilmore Girls.
When they finally rally together to get-it-on solo, Scaredy Deb questions aloud if they’ve ever truly had an orgasm, undermining each aspect of the Debs and threatening to derail their whole plan.
Through laughter and introspection, ME TIME explores women’s sexuality, self care, and highlights the richness of our inner lives.
Iyabo Boyd is a screenwriter, director, and producer working in fiction and documentary film and television. She participated in the Sundance Film Institute’s 2018 Screenwriting Intensive with her upcoming feature script “Kayla and Eddie en Français.” She was a Sundance Creative Producers Fellow and an Impact Partners Creative Producers Fellow in 2016 for the feature documentary “For Ahkeem” which premiered at the Berlin Intl. and Tribeca Film Festivals. Her 2014 fiction short “Forever Ally” played the Seattle, Atlanta, and Boston LGBT Film Festivals. She’s currently editing her latest narrative short film Me Time, and has a number of other scripted projects in development.
Iyabo previously held positions at filmmaker support institutions Kickstarter, Good Pitch, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Tribeca Film Institute, Hamptons Film Festival, and IFP. Iyabo is the founder of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, a collective for women filmmakers of color working in documentary, which has over 2,300 members globally. Originally from Denver, she graduated from NYU’s Tisch School with a BA in Film & Television, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.