• party time
  • gas pump
  • robbery
  • kissing
  • green car
  • three guys


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LICKS follows the story of a young man, D, as he returns to his Oakland neighborhood after serving two years in prison for a robbery gone wrong. In the days after his release, we are taken into D’s world while he navigates the harsh realities that plague his inner-city community. His judgment is tested by the insidious influences around him, forcing D to decide what direction to take his life.



“... there’s an unmistakable element of authenticity that rings true, and it is downright chilling.”

Chip JohnsonSF Gate

“Complex, confident and gorgeously lensed...”

Matt ShiverdeckerAustin360.com

“Licks often gets mentioned in the same breath as Fruitvale Station.”

Angela WoodallSan Jose Mercury News

“The SXSW Springboard: Indiewire Picks 10 Actors to Watch Out For in Austin ... Stanley “Doe” Hunt - of Licks.”

Nigel M. SmithIndiewire