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.
(That is an extremely long title. lol)
1. The Best Man
We need more color on television that does not come in the form of Ratchett “Reality” TV and all of the drama in both movies would transition over onto television so well with the right writers. I think it would be The Game preBET, and fit right in with VH1’s Hit The Floor, plus it covers way more realms of entertainment than just a sport.
2. Brown Sugar
Yes, another black people in the industry movie. I actually love these types of movies. lol. I just always felt like it should be some music based tv shows and even more music based Movies, like where’s the “Fame” type movies for Hip Hop (Carmen doesn’t count.)
3. Big Mama’s house
The original man in a dress.
4. Love & Basketball
Professional Basketball Player that is a female, shed some light on what life in the WNBA is like, it would be good publicity…
5. Eve’s Bayou
Do y’all even remember this movie? OMG. I think I would be glued every week if this movie were turned into a TV Show… HBO would have to do it and it would have to have the entire original cast in it as well.
Honorable Mention – As Much as I love the Five Heartbeats I really unsure if a TV show for it would be done in the way that I wanted in to be. So.. yea.
Somebody send this list to Hollywood.
Still much love for for Yung Domino and the Morale Music crew. Domino is definitely one of the artists in this city to watch for, especially as he gears up for the release of EFFect Therapy. Check out the second single (correct me if I’m wrong) titled Knievel in which he recruits Taztro, and Morale Music’s Tiera Santoya below:
After a dry start, Pitch Perfect was… idk.. It could have been better. The character’s background stories could have been better, (we really didn’t know much about any of them) The song selection could have been better, although the final mash up was pretty dope. I can say that Fat Amy’s performance saved the movie, I also liked the sneak disses towards Glee, but Glee wins over this. I was hoping to see a Glee Star’s cameo or too but was let down, man, to keep it short, this movie was wack and barely funny.. I’ll give it
a 5/10 for Fat Amy and McLovin from Superbad.. this is NOT the movie to go see when you’re bored. Or maybe my expectations were too high, I mean you can’t help but compare this movie to Glee….
Check out the best part of the movie below:
“This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up becuase if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe
[I really don’t care too much about Marilyn Monroe, but the quote was pretty good]
Finally the trailer for Karma [The Short Film] is here! Special shout out to everyone who was involved with this project, JJ Green, Brandon Bars, Princess, Kenzo, Erica Breed, Lavantae Johnson of Think Outside the Box (editor), and Myself. It was a fun project to shoot and help edit, and I look forward to promoting to build anticipation for the short film before it drops (date has yet to be decided) but, please check out the trailer below and all feedback is welcome!
First off, I would like to sarcastically thank a large majority of my twitter followers for over-hyping this movie. Yes it was funny, but not nearly as funny as people made it seem. There’s maybe one or two hilarious scenes while the rest of the movie gives you a slight chuckle or a half of a smile. Was it a waste of my movie ticket money? Not at all. I guess thats what I get for feeding into the hype though. It’s a nice movie to take someone to go see, but I would not go see it again, but maybe thats just me.