Dense (film)

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Written by Vanessa A. Williams
Shari Poindexter
Directed by Vanessa A. Williams
Starring Lanei Chapman
Michael Ralph
Yolonda Ross
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Theme music composer Michael Bearden
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Vanessa A. Williams
Andre Wiseman
Carol Ann Shine
Editor(s) Debra I. Moore
Cinematography John L. Demps Jr.
Running time 35 minutes
Original network Showtime
Original release
  • April 21, 2004 (2004-04-21)

Dense is a 2004 American television short film directed and written by Vanessa Williams and Shari Poindexter, and aired on the TV channel Showtime.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


A man gives his girlfriend an ultimatum: to drop her career to start a family or he will leave her. She begins to question the relationship realizing maybe she was dense.


Festival screenings[edit]

  • Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, "Some of the entertainers who have presented material at the annual festival include Vanessa A. Williams directorial debut of Dense..."[6]


  1. ^ shtml, Vanessa Williams' Dense, accessed 01-04-2009
  2. ^ Film Stew, by Liz Jeffries (February 26, 2003), "Soul Food Stars Head Behind Camera - Showtime greenlights three shorts to be directed by hit series' stars Vanessa Williams, Rockmond Dunbar and Darrin DeWitt Henson", accessed 01-04-2009
  3. ^ Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center website, "Sistas are Doin' it for Themselves - Program", "As filmmaker, Vanessa, wrote, directed and produced the short film, DENSE, which aired on Showtime Television and is a favorite among film festival goers. ", accessed 01-04-2009
  4. ^ Vanessa Williams bio at ATaBB, accessed 01-04-2009
  5. ^ Vanessa Wiliams filmography at Divxspot, accessed 01-04-2009
  6. ^ a b The Black World Today, accessed 01-04-2009
  7. ^ Jack Grapes, "Vanessa Williams made a film about work done in several claases. The film, Dense, is now in distribution", accessed 01-04-2009
  8. ^ Yolanda Ross website, accessed 01-04-2009
  9. ^ Vondie Curtis-Hall at, accessed 01-04-2009

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