Hey #ShiningStarrs! I pray you are all well and enjoying the pending Spring. We are ALL waiting for her to show up and show out. Until then, however, I have some news that has DEFINITELY warmed me all the way up!
Last fall I had the amazing pleasure of being a part of another digital project for the EMMY-winning network, BRIC TV. Based loosely on an actual woman in Crown Heights Brooklyn, writer/director/creator Sarah Salovaara's The Future Is Then is a cooky dark comedy of sorts, that addresses gentrification, legacy, old vs. new Brooklyn, Mom & Pop Businesses and more. It was a pleasure to be on and the female-led team - EP's both women (Kuye Youngblood & Kecia Elan), female creator/writer/director (Sarah), female lead producer (meeeeee), female Associate Producer/ Coordinator (Raye Six) and award-winning female cinematographer (Arlene Muller). The cast includes Myra Lucretia Taylor, Carl Krantz, Mandela Bellamy, Joshua David Robinson, Matt Barats and Stephen Gurewitz.
On Monday, May 18th it was announced that our little project made the big leagues and will be screening as a part of the Tribeca Film Festival's 6th Annual Tribeca N.O.W. (New Online Works) program. We are all elated and the cast and crew is so excited! A trailer will be out soon but until then, check out our page and peep the full list of participant projects HERE!
This will be my first project in TRIBECA and what a way to get there! And as I posted on Facebook, the moment is is totally a full circle one for me. I've had this festival on my vision board for several years. Back in about 2015 I attended a Tribeca event that I was invited to by Monolodge, to possibly screen the trailer to my film Mars & Venus that I did under my old production company, Boxed Out. We did not get to screen that day, and subsequently, the film did not do what we thought it could and should have. But we are still so proud of it! (Click here to check it out if you have not seen it yet!) However, just four years later, I get to attend the actual festival and with an amazing piece of art! I am so thankful and grateful.
The Future Is Then will screen on April 25th at 6:30pm and April 30th at 5pm at the Regal Cinemas Battery Park. I'd love to see you all at either of the screenings! Please be sure to check the festival page on March 26th to purchase single tix or go on now and purchase a full ticket package if you want to attend more events.
Thank you as always for staying on the course with me as I do the same. I say it all of the time, but your support, love and encouragement is totally the fuel that keeps me moving forward!