The Film Independent Spirit Awards announced its 2022 nominees, and Sheldon Brown ’14 received a nomination for Best First Screenplay for Cicada.
Brown co-wrote the story with Matthew Fifer, and they both co-star in the movie as well.
IMDB.com describes the movie as : A New York love story that toes the line between narrative and doc with two actors reliving parts of their own experiences.
Brown spoke about Cicada during Emerson College’s 2021 Pride Week.
Soledad O’Brien, who received a honorary degree from Emerson College in 2019, also received a nomination for Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series for executive producing Black and Missing.