My short film Shh... will be screening in its first film festival this Friday and I'm all parts nervous, excited and ready. I wanted to tell a story about relationships, the desire to love, want love, try love and what that looks like. I also was very adamant about the imagery in having a pair of brown-skinned leads in a love story. For me as a brown-skinned actress, I don't see this often. Especially ones that look like me - short, thick, natural...the every day woman. And I am nothing short of humbled by all of the amazing folks that helped to make this all possible and all of the support I've gotten! Nonstop Show Group and Tryboro Pictures has definitely made a home for me in their space and it is incredible!
Also, when you watch the trailer, the beautiful voice you hear is singer/songwriter Mijori Goodwin. She composed, played and wrote the song we used for the trailer (which also is in the film) and my brother from another mother, Duncan "Ducada" Forbes recorded and mixed it for us! All. The. Helping. Hands!!!!
Hope you all dig the trailer overall, and feel free to shoot me your feedback when you can. Also if you are able to, come on out to Plainfield this Friday and see the full short.
Love you guys for how you love me!
~ Miss O
The First Annual Queen City Film Festival
Friday, July 13th from 7pm - 9pm
724 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ Talkback/Meet & Greet after the screenings Tix - $15.00 at the door
When he sees things in black and white, but she sees them through rose-colored lenses, what is the true color of love? And...is it enough?
PS - don't forget that this Saturday, at 7:30pm Razing the Statue opens as a part of the Long Island City One-Act Festival at the Secret Theatre (44-02 23rd St., Long Island City, NY). I will be directing the incredible Steven Strickland and Mark A. Keeton and I think that you all will really enjoy our play, as well as the others in the group. We are pushing to make it to the finals, where we compete for cash and prizes and your attendance and votes can help us get there!
The additional dates are 7/20 @9pm, 7/26 @7pm, 7/29 @5:30pm and 8/1 @9pm