Syd is a LA Based writer and has authored two published collections of poetry. She was featured in films Hughes’ Dream Harlem and Everyday People, and has appeared in The New York Times, Variety, and People Magazine. Stewart’s work was selected by the National Endowment For The Arts’ 50th Anniversary. She is a 2020 BIPOC Sci-Fi Storytelling Fellow, a 2019 Indie Memphis Black Filmmaker Finalist (handpicked by Barry Jenkins), 2017 New York Stage and Film filmmaker fellow, Austin Film Festival Second Rounder and 2016 Universal Pictures Emerging Writers semifinalist. Syd was recently staffed as a television writer on a scripted drama series. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Better Youth, a non-profit organization that builds creative confidence in foster youth.
POM POM PRINCESS
An ambitious overweight transfer student from Compton High is willing to endure extremes in order to rein as captain of The Royals, a highly competitive cheerleading squad at Calabasas Prep Academy.
On his first day of work, substitute teacher Kenny Digman becomes a key person of interest in a high school shooting.
A resourceful young woman rallies a gang of lawbreakers and sets out on a ransom money crime spree to rescue her kidnapped sister.