Hey Shining Starrs! I pray that you are all well and that life is being amazing to you. And if not, I would at least hope that YOU are being amazing to you!
It's been a little while since we caught up, although some of you may be on my personal email list as well and have gotten a recent update. Since our last chat, the most amazing thing happened, aside from all of the well-received screenings of Shh... and Stalk His Ass. This month I was honored to receive the award for Best Screenwriter at the Validate Yourself Film Festival! Also, Stalk has wracked up a host of nominations, including another Best Actress nod for my role as Camille! All the love to Shauntay Cherry for amazing work and the opportunity to be apart of it.
Also, last week the off-Bway play that I am presently starring in, You Wouldn't Expect, opened to nearly full houses and incredible feedback! Thank you to all that made it out. And please don't forget to go and vote for us for the NY Inovative Theatre Awards - nyitawards.com/vote.
The show is running for another two weeks and I'd love to see your faces in the place! It's one not to miss!!!!
For tix and information go to americanbard.org! Runs Wed-Sat. 8pm, Sun 2pm thru October 7th
This weekend and twice thus far in the month of October my award-winning short Shh... will be screening all over Brooklyn! Make sure you get your ticket(s) to our Brooklyn Festival Tour!
1st Annual Bedstuy Crown Heights Film Festival Saturday, September 29th 3pm EST
Billie Holiday Theatre - Located in Restoration Plaza
In between plays and screenings, I have also written my next short film. This one speaks on dismantling the generational curse of dysfunctional family relationships. It's a powerful piece and I have a dope team helping me to create the film.
I am presently seeking private funding from industry connects as well as family and friends to get this done. I have already set aside my initial $1,000 out of pocket and if you would like to donate towards my overall goal of $5,000, please feel free to do so by any of the below options! I have a deadline of October 27th, as I fly out to shoot on November 7th. I know that I can do it, and your help would be amazing and soooo appreciated! These funds will pay the production crew, cast, fly us out to Orlando for the shoot and put us up!
TO DONATE: please be sure to email and let me know that you have donated!
CashApp - $Okema-Moore
Venmo - @Okema-Moore
Paypal - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you as always for your love, encouragement, support, donations and simply for believing in me, my talents and my purpose. Please, continue to walk and work in yours as well. And if I can help, do not hesitate to ask!!!