This is a great series from CineFix on youtube. Scott Sanders (Director of Black Dynamite) talks about his journey from making a Short Film to presenting his work at Sundance.
The best part about this interview series is when Sanders talks about creating this cult movie, and still not making any money. At one point he talks about being invited to go to Europe, and not being able to pay his rent. If you are a Film maker/Artist you have to see this interview… it will put things into perspective no matter where you are in your journey.
I think that Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) is one of the most interesting voices of his generation. He always takes risks with his music, and invites his audience to join him in the musical exploration. If you have ever heard the Nola Clap freestyle, it would make perfect sense for Bey to team up with Mannie Fresh. This is not some label frankenstien experiment, but more like two artists that have mutual respect for one another. I’m looking forward to hearing more from this collaboration.
Last week I posted the first episode of How Men Become Dogs. I talked about how the episode would stir u heated debates on black relationships. So here are the show’s creators Marc Cunningham and Yvette Foy, to talk about how they came up with the original concept. If you had any questions about the show, they should be answered in this video.
Georgia Ann and Dudley Perkins are G&D.. I love the music and the chemistry between these two… The music is always beautiful and seems effortless. Check out the latest Pop Stopper from the Album The Lighthouse on their own label SomeOthaShip Connect.
I’m really a fan of Music Concert Posters and Erykah has had some good ones. Usually a medium reserved for Rock/alternative bands.. I think more Hip Hop and soul artists should get involved. As for the concert this should be a great one.. Yasiin “we like to call him Mos” Bey and Badu.. it’s a wrap!!! Ticket info below.
Disco Donnie, Soul’d Out Productions, and Ampersand Events
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM (CDT)
New Orleans, LA
This project is of special interest to Josh and I of LUV4ART… we are really into SciFi/Anime/Action films and if we had the budget that’s the type of movies we would be working on. The Brothers John and Charles Agbaje have formed Central City Tower (Animation Studio) to produce animated movies and graphic novels. Spider Stories is an African inspired fantasy film that has already reached it’s financial goal on Kickstarter. I’m looking forward to this project, and a wish the brothers continued success. Check out the Kickstarter page for details into their creative process and how you can support the to project.
Spider Stories follows the tale of Princess Zahara who is thrown into hiding after the royal family is overthrown by a corrupt neighboring kingdom. While traveling with a misfit caravan of merchants she meets a wandering drummer griot who introduces her to the spirit world. Armed with a mystical staff, the fearless princess embarks on quest to reconnect with the spirits, reunite her homeland, and reclaim the throne.
We are developing an 11 minute animated pilot for a fantasy adventure series called Spider Stories. Your pledges will go towards funding a team of animators to get it done at a professional level of quality.
We are starting a theme here at LUV4ART… let’s support our own!! This is a Romantic comedy by Dominga Martin called My First Loves that needs our support. Check out the pitch video and click on the links for IndieGoGo. Support Black Film!!! let’s Go!!!
My First Loves is a romantic comedy…with a dash of drama. Written by Director Dominga Martin. Being Produced by Monty Ross, the producer behind Spike Lee’s first 7 films.
My First Loves follows a young woman (STARLA) who gets cold feet before her wedding day. To make a donation to our campaign, please visit our Indiegogo profile: www.indiegogo.com/myfirstloves
All donations are tax-deductible because of our fiscal sponsor New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT)
THANK YOU for your support!
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All Rights Reserved
This is a House of Ming Production
We are witnessing the evolution of Tyler the Creator… In his advertising debut for Mountain Dew, Tyler plays Felicia The Goat, it seems like she’s just trying to enjoy her dinner.. when she seems a little unhappy with the service, and flips out!! Pure comedy!!!
This commercial seems like a good pairing with Tyler and Mountain Dew.. when so many Brands are forcing the issue with Artist Sponsorships ( like handing out Creative Director titles) this again seems like a natural fit. Salute to Tyler and continued success.