a film by Winter Dunn
At 28, Junie is a writer, obsessed with capturing the essence her childhood growing up with her musician father, Davis. Davis, an alcoholic drummer with an infectious charm and an unending tenderness for his daughter is proving difficult to put into words. As Junie struggles to articulate Davis in her writing and to her boyfriend Calvin, she’s transported back in time through her own memories of him.
How do you explain someone impossible to love and impossible not to? JUNEBUG is an exploration of the fierce love between a daughter and father, the complexities of an absence that words can’t touch, the power of music, and the wonderland of memory.
Meet our Creators
WINTER DUNN - DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / STORY CO-CREATOR
Winter Dunn is an award winning producer, director and actress hailing from Gary, IN with a passion for depicting rich Black stories. She produced Numa Perrier’s debut feature film, JEZEBEL which premiered at SXSW 2019 and was awarded Best Narrative Feature at the American Black Film Festival that same year. JEZEBEL has been acquired by Ava DuVernay and is currently streaming on Netflix. Most recently, Dunn directed season one of SoulPancake, Overbrook and 206 Productions’ upcoming docuseries, “All Her with Angela Rye'' for Quibi. As an actress, Winter can be seen on screen in several shorts, web series and television series, including credits on Netflix’s “Drug Lords, ''Issa Rae’s “Insecure,” plus, digital programs with FUSE, BuzzFeed, NYLON.
In her day to day, Winter produces and directs digital editorial content for Condé Nast Entertainment. Her celebrity video features for Vanity Fair, Vogue, Architectural Digest, GQ, Allure and other media brands have garnered over 60 million views and counting. Dunn has directed multiple web series including the romantic web series, “Platonic,” which premiered at the 2019 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and was picked up to stream on the NBC Watchback app and Black & Sexy's "Broke & Sexy" web series, which follows three girls struggling to live their best lives with no money, mo' problems in Los Angeles.
Winter is also the CEO of Winter Dunn Productions (WDP), a full-service multimedia production house, based in Los Angeles. The company’s debut film, JUNEBUG premiered at the 2020 American Black Film Festival, spotlighting Dunn under the Emerging Directors category. The film is also an official selection of the 2020 Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival.
Winter is a graduate of the Chicago Academy for the Arts and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Fordham University.
NICKY DAVIS- WRITER / STORY CO-CREATOR
Nicky Davis is a playwright, novelist, poet and screenwriter from Seattle, living and working in Los Angeles. As a queer biracial woman, she is committed to telling honest stories that represent all shades of humanity in its complex dysfunction and beauty. Nicky graduated from Yale University in 2013 with a degree in Theater Studies and Playwriting. There she was the recipient of the inaugural Marina Keegan Playwriting Award and the Berkeley College Arts Prize for excellence in Creative Writing. She has since been commissioned to write three new plays by Playing In Progress, RED Stage and 18th & Union Theater in Seattle. Her play White Kwanzaa was produced at West of Lenin Theater in Seattle in 2015, and her play Funny Ha-Ha had its first public reading at Circle X Theater in LA in January 2018. Her first screenplay, Junebug, was completed in 2019, and produced that same year by Winter Dunn Productions. In 2020, she completed her debut novel, Grieve Yourself.