‘Dolemite Is My Name’

Saying ‘Eddie Murphy is back’ is a little insulting, but I think it’s fair to say ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ definitely leans as far into R rated Eddie Murphy as we’ve seen in a long time. Based on the come up of Rudy Ray Moore, ‘Dolemite is My Name’ on paper feels like a traditional […]

Coming Soon – ‘1 Out of 30’

So, for those who missed the post yesterday or just want to see it on its own, here’s the trailer for ‘1 Out of 30’, the short I wrote for the AT&T Hello Lab Mentorship Program. Trailers can overhype or oversell the wrong things to pull you in, but bias aside, this one is pretty […]

Episode 8 – ‘That’s a Wrap’

Two weeks from now, ‘1/30’ goes live to the world. Here’s a roundtable that got the class back together to introduce you all to the trailers for each of the short films. Part of a special group, have a special mentor, in a special moment. Enjoy!

Episode 7 – ‘Postmarked’

Episode 7 of the behind the scenes making of the AT&T shorts takes you to the set of ‘Postmarked’. Angela wrote a beautiful story and Malakai is a committed director and if you watch film and television at all you’ll probably recognize an actor or two who appear in this short. Enjoy!

Episode 6 – ‘Spilt Milk’

New episode of the behind the scenes of the AT&T shorts. You know Lena, you know Ava, most of you don’t know Shooter yet… She’s a sweetheart, she’s genuine, and of course very talented. Episode 6…

‘Black Muslim Narratives in Entertainment’

Within context, I was as heated as I’ve been in awhile that I had to give up my ticket for this because family came to town. Very thankful this was recorded and I (and you) can listen to these five speak about their films and their journey. Thank you to Muslim Public Affairs Council and […]

Episode 4 – #SETLIFE

One thing I’ve been asked about more than a few times referencing ‘1/30’ is how has it been having someone who is not Black or Muslim directing this story. I’ve told anyone who would listen that Vishnu (the director) from pre-production on has been hyper sensitive (in all the right ways) about not being disrespectful […]

Urbanworld 2019

The momentum continues… It’s public information now that my last feature script, ‘Midnight In Kansas’, is one of the three finalists in the Screenplay Competition of the 2019 Urbanworld Film Festival. Urbanworld has been on my radar for years as a lover of black films; being welcomed into the Urbanworld Family this year means a […]