Monday, May 30, 2011

From NYC to Cannes to...

We're two weeks back from our 2 1/2 week trip spent at the Cannes Film Festival and we thought it was high time that we update our supporters on where we've been and where we're headed. Words cannot express what an honor it was to have been able to screen our short film, A Little Bit of More, at the world renowned film festival. An extra special thanks goes out to the folks at Creative Minds In Cannes for facilitating the opportunity, as well as to all of our friends and family who contributed in one way or another to our travel fund. Our lives have been changed as a result forever more.

In addition to screening our film at the festival's Court Metrage, we got to check out some fantastic films (We Need To Talk About Kevin and Drive = brilliant!), meet a ton of new faces (contacts, contacts, contacts!), and learned a lot (more) about the film industry.

The Palais De Festivals

Mecca with actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim & actress Fumi Desalu-Vold at the Diversity In Cannes panel.

Curtis at the International Village

While we were gone, our good friend TastyKeish hit us up for an interview for REAL Time Travlr. You can read it here

Also, the good folks over at Shadow and Act took a moment to pick our brains on camera about our Cannes experience. Check us out:

So, after this whirlwind experience where do we go from here?

Well, for starters there's lots of follow-up being done with all of the industry contacts we made at the festival. We have a couple of them reading the script for the feature, Concrete Pearl, moving us just a little closer to making the production a reality. While we wait to hear from those contacts, Curtis and I will be making plans to head out to Martha's Vineyard in August. We just received word that the short was selected to be a part of the 2011 Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival! Talk about keeping it moving. We'll be filling everyone in with more details about the festival as we get closer to the date.

Until then...can't stop, won't stop.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Once Again, It's On!

Hey Peoples!

The next screening of A LITTLE BIT OF MORE is THURSDAY, February 17th, taking place at CINEMA NIGHT in Brooklyn. About 7-8 short films will be shown with a Q&A after with the filmmakers, writers, directors, actors and producers.

Its all at:
Brooklyn's Tiki Bar
885 B 4th ave (btw 33rd and 34th Sts)
Brooklyn, NY
(D, N or R trains to 36 Street)

Suggested $5 donation at the door.
Hosted by Frances Lozada
Guest Host: Writer and Performer Odilia Rivera Santos

They've got a great setup down there so please come down and enjoy this screening with us, along with some other great shorts. Click the link below for more info.

For any that are unaware, our short film A LITTLE BIT OF MORE is based on an aspect of our soon-to-be produced feature film 'Concrete Pearl'. Please join us in sharing our story with the world.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Short Film, Big Screen

If you're in the NY/NJ area from 2/4/11 to 2/9/11 check out the ActNow Foundation's New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival at BAM Rose Cinemas:

Our short film, A Little Bit of More--based on the script of Concrete Pearl, will be included in the fest's star-studded lineup as part of the Brooklyn Shorts Block on February 9th at 7pm. There will be a Q&A with the directors at the screening.

Hope to see your lovely faces there!

BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1486

General Admission: $12
BAM Cinema Club members: $7