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Friday, June 24, 2011

Viva Black Films!!

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the premier of Viva Riva by African director Djo Munga. The film is a take on the gangster genre, set in Kinshasa, Congo. Even though the story is stylistic and the plot conventional, its amazing how fresh it comes across by the very fact that its set in an authentic black setting. However, it's not because the film is produced, directed and acted by Africans that you should go see this movie. It's because the experience is like no other you have ever seen. The blend of local an imported talent really works and makes you wonder, like Fernando Meirelles' "City of God," where have this sophisticated black perspective been all this time? And where can I get some more? Well, for now, go to Angelica Film Center . . . You got until Saturday.

Now go support!

Friday, June 17, 2011

P.U.M.P.S. Trailer

Trailer for my latest project. A 48 Hour film challenge directed by Linette Lucas.

The ABC's of this week

Been a couple of busy weeks. I had a great audition with Apple Core Theater's new production of By The Dawn's Early Light, a part of two one-acts by Mel Nieves. The auditon went great and I have a call back for tomorrow. Mel, Walter Hoffman and the rest of the Core folk were very, very nice.

Wednesday I had a meeting with Marci Phillips the head casting director at ABC. She was nice and gave me the space to stumble through my material. It was great finally meeting her at the ABC office. Last time I was there was and audition for the TV version of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun where I had a callback for the role of Joseph Asagai.

Next week I'm participation in a workshop at CBS with Fern Orenstein, CBS Casting Vice President.

I also had a couple of auditions for some shorts this week which are all scheduled to shoot over the summer, so stay tuned for more developments.