For the longest time I went back and forth about when I would allow myself to begin my film career. That I would do A,B, & C first, THEN I would come back to it. That I would allow myself to build a name doing something else and then turn back around to film and directing later. (Build a name doing what? I know. lol.) Over the past year a series of things began to happen to me which ultimately began to make me work on myself and the script on what I plan to be my first feature film. TwentySomething is a film loosely based on these experiences. Moving From Los Angeles to Houston, then Houston back home to Flint. Being depressed, trying to find a purpose, and not wanting to just… exist. I always wanted to feel as if I was chasing something bigger than myself and the idea of working just a regular nine to five then just dying horrified me.
TwentySomething is a story of a female named Jade, who returns home after going for broke in New York City. Her relationship with her family is now weird, her city is different than she remembered, and her grandmother has now passed away. Through out the movie (or script) you see her struggle with accepting the fact that she is back home, not wanting to be there but not knowing how it is that she will “Make it back out.” There are characters and perspectives that anybody from a small city can relate to, not just Flint, and yes the Water Crisis is mentioned. I gave it a background role to show how when the crisis started that people lives did not just stop, they had to continue living.
The script is now available on Amazon, Createspace, and Amazon Kindle. It’s four dollars. I hope that if you found the time to read this that it piques your interest enough to purchase the script and tell me what you think. Thank you.
February is on it’s way to being one of my busiest months for directing ever and I love it. Lol. The first video of the month is the promo video below for Concrete Rose Inc’s “March Mash” which is being held on March 2, 2013 in my hometown of Flint. Directed/Edited by Breona Jai. Check out the video below and tell me what you think:
As promised All Varsity Music drops the visuals to first single from their AVM Thursdays series “One For The Night” Ft. Justin Daye, Brandon Bars, and Nizo. Directed by myself, trust me when I say it was more stressful than anything else, well for me at least. Check out the video below and be sure to tune in every Thursday for AVM Thursdays.
I rarely talk about my directing on here. That’s weird. lol. But I wanted to post a screenshot of this video I am currently working on. The name of the song is “One Time” by Brandon Bars of All Varsity Music, and is second in line to drop as a apart of Jon Connor’s AVM Wednesdays (Which start 1/16/13). For 2013 all I intend to do is push the envelope more with my directing especially since I meet a new director damn near everyday. My goal is to shoot things that stand out and this video is where I really begin to test my limits. Wish I had a clip to show but I’d probably get in trouble, but the screenshot is ill. Or is it? lol.
Also apart of Asquad Wednesdays will include Music Videos directed by me.. so I can finally get my “Directed by Breona Jai” category filled up! lol.
as of January 5, 2013 this is my favorite #DirectedByBreonaJai video. It’s throwback… but I still love it. lol. I did the white lines for the first time and was so geeked when I did it! lol. Not to mention the storyline and the actual song, transitions etc. I had fun editing it and it was my first story line video… maybe that’s why I love it so much. Johnny Knott of Morale Music helped with the concept and planning as well. We really made a good team when I was at Morale Music although we bumped heads ALOT. haha. Check out the video below:
Every time me and Marcus Seay team up on visuals something creative happens. The commercial below is very artsy… and I love artsy. lol. I am a huge fan of things that push the envelope and makes people think, or watch something over and over again. Not to mention how fun it is to shoot. (Riz was barefoot yall!! lol) But not to be long winded, check out Follow The Leader below… directed by MUAH:
Well it’s finally out, Karma the short film, directed by myself and my Brandon Bars edited by Unboxed thoughts is out! I really hope people understand the concept and able to gain some entertainment from this short project, if not.. you are always welcome to watch it more then once, I will probably spark up a conversation on Facebook or twitter once I feel enough people have watched it and I won’t be spoiling anything for them. Much live to JJ Green, Brandon Bars, and Lavantae Johnson, we make a good team… we should definitely get back together and make some more magic. Anyways Check out the short film below: