I’m still in a minor state of disbelief as I type this. I’m listening to an old podcast interview he did where he sounds as ‘healthy’ as I think most of us imagined him to be. In Hollywood (and politics) there’s the ‘four quadrant’ model: if someone can hit multiple demographics, that’s the recipe for […]
What month is it again? After I made the transition from ‘clinically depressed’ to ‘functionally depressed’, I’ve gotten my groove back writing. As far as working in front of the camera, Taylor Swift cut me my last check, which feels like happened in 2012 at this point… In the meantime I’ve been upgrading my at […]
On the off chance you haven’t seen this yet… I’ve followed Matthew for years on the Twitter so I remember when he had his Kickstarter for this. Wasn’t in a place to give like that but liked the idea. Missed seeing it on the big screen as well, but now that it’s online… My, my, […]
No movie review to start this week but here’s a video from Vanity Fair interviewing ‘The New Hollywood Guard’ of writers trying to expand the narratives you see. You may see a very familiar face among those interviewed. Enjoy! https://video.vanityfair.com/watch/the-new-hollywood-guard-writers/
‘1 Out of 30’ Written by Malik Aziz Directed by Vishnu Vallabhaneni Produced by Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani An AT&T Hello Lab Short Film Enjoy.
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 […]
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 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 of the ‘making of’ webseries of the AT&T Hello Lab shorts focuses on Fragile.com. Alison and Brittany have created this dark horror story that speaks to the times we live in. Enjoy!
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 […]