#blackfilmmaking photos & videos

Yesterday

I was surprised to discover this film. Not only is it depressingly relevant today, it also a fairly down the middle cop thriller from one of American cinema’s quieter auteurs, Charles Burnett. With films like Killer of Sheep and To Sleep with Anger under his belt, this feels not only like a departure in content but also in form. Gone is the expressionism and poetic language, instead Burnett takes a no frills approach in order, one assumes, to reach the widest audience possible. This leads to an uncharacteristic lack of depth in character and narrative, which is by no means anomalous when such independent filmmakers enter the multiplex world. However, Burnett’s observant and empathetic eye is still present. In Michael Boatman’s often limp and frustrating protagonist, Burnett manages to pull out the humanity by simply lingering on his face just a moment longer than most other filmmakers would. Same for performances from Ice Cube, Bernie Casey, Lori Petty and even the cavalcade of dirty white cops that surround our heroes. The film’s greatest strength is its unnerving longevity. Made in the time between Rodney King and OJ Simpson, the depiction of the LAPD and any other major police department feels bracingly accurate and not all that different from how cops operate today, 26 years after this film entered and left theaters to little fanfare. Thankfully, films like this get more recognition now, but the problems at its heart are by no means solved. . . #blackvoices #blackfilm #blackfilmmaker #blackfilmmaking #charlesburnett #killerofsheep #tosleepwithanger #theglassshield #loripetty #icecube #berniecasey #90smovies #policebrutality #lapd #1994 #blackpoliceofficers #endpolicebrutality #blackartmatters #movies #cinema #filmmaker #drama #thriller #corruption #blacklivesmatter #blackmovies #moviereview #movierecommendation #instamovies

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Yesterday

My Producer’s reel from 2018. I can’t wait to drop the new one. So much had developed & evolved since. #showrunher #producer #showrunner #director #screenwriter #actor #blackfilmmaking

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Wow, we can’t believe the festival will be here in one week! We’re excited to share 19 films and videos showcasing the vastness of being Black, globally. The Black X Film Festival selection will make you laugh, ask yourself deeper questions, shed a few tears, and maybe even twerk (you’ll see ). All events are free and all are welcome, with registration. You MUST register for each individual screening you would like to attend. While the screenings are free we welcome any donations* no matter the size. REGISTER VIA http://bxfilmfest.com/program or LINK IN BIO The Black X Film Festival is a three-day online film festival (September 25-27, 2020 ) started by a collective of Black artists and allies to showcase Black creators. Black X showcases the radical multifaceted expressions of the Black experience by centering Black resilience and a commitment to anti-racism. LINK IN BIO FOR MORE INFO *We are committed to compensating all artists for their work as well as donating to nonprofit organizations doing on the ground work to fight for Black lives. Our small collective is volunteer based, and will not receive any funds for the film festival. Seventy to 80% of donations go to creators and filmmakers. Twenty to 30% will go to overhead costs. In addition to the above, Hopin charges us a small fee per attendee after the first 200 registrations. LEARN MORE bxfilmfest.com DONATE gofundme.com/f/blackxfilmfest All donations made to the festival are tax deductible. We are fiscally sponsored by Reflective Image, a 501(c )3 nonprofit, led by Academy- and Emmy-winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. LINK IN BIO FOR MORE INFO

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I recently had the opportunity to chop it up with the extremely talented Podcaster and Detroit native, @mtaylor313 , to discuss "Project 8" and everything leading up to how I got to where I am today. Thank you for the opportunity bro!!! - - Follow @detroitworldwidepodcast and click the link in his bio to hear the full episode!!

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After the death of George Floyd Kathryn “Kat” Cole ( @ube__bae ) sought a way to elevate the stories of Black filmmakers. After reaching out to Shane Watson—and trusted members of their community—the rest was film history and the Black X Film Festival was born. Here, Kat discusses a three-day (September 25-27 ) lineup filled with Blackness on film in its multitudes; joyous, resilient, queer, thoughtful, boisterous, moving ... Hella Black. Visit http://bxfilmfest.com to: • Learn more about the festival • Register to attend our free screenings Donate to our GoFundMe to help get Black creators paid and much needed funds to non-profits: https://www.gofundme.com/f/blackxfilmfest/donations

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“AHHH” @so_cekure 👨🏽‍⚕️Coming Soon🎬💪🏾💯 Shot and Directed By: 222Productionz ITS A MOVIE🎬🎥 • Creative Director Drewosity👩🏽‍🏫 • Models/Nurse @gee .jolie @trillsuade 💃🏾 • Patient @ab .denise👩🏽‍💼 • PRODUCT OF O3S RECORDS LLC #222productionz #Filming #blackowned #Director #Producer #Editing #Youtube #Blackbrothers #moviemakers #independentfilmmaker #filmproduction #music #222Drip #angelnumber #shortfilms #DMVfilm #DMV #cinematography #blackfilmmaking

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OPENING NIGHT⠀ Friday, September 25⠀ ⠀ Award winning stand-up comedian,Sampson McCormick will deliver opening remarks to kick off Black X Film Festival. Followed by a special segment on WBS News providing satirical steps on How to be Woke. Then follow Sirius Lee as time travel, martial arts and electro-funk collide in this hilarious web series that explores just how little some things change. Be ready to laugh!⠀ ⠀ Click the LINK IN BIO to get your opening night tickets, and to register for all screenings.⠀ ⠀ MORE ABOUT SAMPSON MCCORMICK⠀ @sampsonmccormick is an experience, a down to earth comedic force of nature, and one of the most in demand voices of diversity in comedy for two decades. The award winning entertainer has headlined venues including The Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, the historic Howard Theater, Harvard University and in 2018, made history as the first LGBTQ entertainer to headline the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. He's appeared on BET, TV One, FOX Soul and VICELAND. His comedy offers riveting and fresh takes on race, religion, politics and sexuality--you know, all those things you aren't supposed to talk about in polite company.⠀ ⠀ Visit- http://sampsoncomedy.com

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5 days ago

Come join us for our next #VirtualFilmTalks as we enjoy the film "Telling Stories" from writer @writersabrown . Purchase tickets and check out the trailer at: virtualfilmtalks.eventbrite.com #filmlife #filmfestivals #blackfilmmaking #blackcommunity #artsandentertainment #atlantafilmmakers #atlantablackchambers #blackfilmdiscussion

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The A&E Committee is proud to present our virtual film festival series called #VirtualFilmTalks . Join us as we check out films from black filmmakers and discuss issues in our community. #filmlife #filmfestivals #blackfilmmaking #blackcommunity #artsandentertainment #atlantafilmmakers #atlantablackchambers #blackfilmdiscussion

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After just a couple weeks, the train is moving quick. Almost at $2000. There’s still time to donate, and keep sharing because you will not want to miss this amazing cast! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/necropolis?fbclid=IwAR04EidO4mWgiTaWtA20dJXOFcDNhTc3zQSHkvZBwJoD3yHxTG1PtgnpGJA #/ #blackactress #dmvactors #dmvactors 🎥 #dmvactorslife ❤️ #blackactors #blackfilms #blackfilmmakers #horrorfilms 🍿📺🎞 #horrorfilm #apacolypsefilm #zombies #thrillerfilm #dmvfilmmakers #dmvmovies #virginiafilmmakers #marylandfilmmakers #blackfilmmaking #scary @emartinez6670 @quintonaaron_bigmike #zombieapocalypse #zombiemovie #dmvfilm #dmvfilmmaker #indiefilm #indiegogocampaign #indiegogo #zombieindiefilm #trending #crowdfunding #supportindiefilm @lo_abrams @ad_diggs

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After just a couple weeks, the train is moving quick. Almost at $2000. There’s still time to donate, and keep sharing because you will not want to miss this amazing cast! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/necropolis?fbclid=IwAR04EidO4mWgiTaWtA20dJXOFcDNhTc3zQSHkvZBwJoD3yHxTG1PtgnpGJA #/ #blackactress #dmvactors #dmvactors 🎥 #dmvactorslife ❤️ #blackactors #blackfilms #blackfilmmakers #horrorfilms 🍿📺🎞 #horrorfilm #apacolypsefilm #zombies #thrillerfilm #dmvfilmmakers #dmvmovies #virginiafilmmakers #marylandfilmmakers #blackfilmmaking #scary @emartinez6670 @quintonaaron_bigmike #zombieapocalypse #zombiemovie #dmvfilm #dmvfilmmaker #indiefilm #indiegogocampaign #indiegogo #zombieindiefilm #trending #crowdfunding #supportindiefilm @lo_abrams @ad_diggs

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🖥HOURS🤯, On Every Project. Sleepless Nights🌙 And, Early Mornings🌘. Working On @so_cekure New Video “AHHH” Coming Soon🎬 • • #222productionz #Filming #blackowned #Director #Producer #Editing #Youtube #Blackbrothers #moviemakers #independentfilmmaker #filmproduction #music #222Drip #angelnumber #shortfilms #DMVfilm #DMV #cinematography #blackfilmmaking

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The novels of Terry McMillan had a strong 5 year run in Hollywood in the late-90s. The three movie run was largely precipitated by the success of 1995’s WAITING TO EXHALE, buoyed by the star power of pop star Whitney Houston and recent Oscar nominee Angela Bassett. The film itself, directed by Forest Whitaker, is very much a product of its time stylistically, often to its detriment. The four leads all perform admirably, but the film around them is bland, uneven and often reductive. The state’s messages of this film, female empowerment and escaping the shackles of a man’s approval, is well-worth enforcing and remains a depressingly rare thing. Yet very little of the film’s running time is to devoted to exploits beyond romantic endeavors. The next film, three years later, was the Angela Bassett vehicle HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK, which is even more frustrating. The character of Stella is fascinating, played wonderfully by Bassett, yet the film around her doesn’t seem to notice how complex she is. There is a deep and compelling story of a woman going through crisis along the lines of Alex Ross Perry’s work, yet the film seems content skating along the surface, prioritizing the aesthetics of Stella’s romance without digging any deeper (aside: I will forever think it a tragedy that Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg didn’t get a string of Crosby/Hope style comedies. Their chemistry is perfect ). The best of the bunch is Gina Prince-Blythewood’s HBO drama DISAPPEARING ACTS, unsurprisingly given that Prince-Blythewood is the best filmmaker of the bunch. Sanaa Lathan and Wesley Snipes are gripping as two everyday New Yorkers struggling to stay together, despite their own ambitions and their own histories. But the real star here is Prince-Blythewood, whose direction of the first and only film she didn’t write, keeps both characters from slipping into outright villainy even as they both hurt each other. Is it as strong as LOVE JONES, a similar film from the same era? Not quite. Is it the best movie to come from a Terry McMillan novel? No question. . . #blackvoices #blackfilmmaking #blackfilmmakers #terrymcmillan #waitingtoexhale #howstellagothergrooveback #disappearingacts

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6 days ago

If you ever been on set you been in this place @thestoryteller15 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Blackfilmmaking #Blackfilm #blackowned ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #filmstudio #filmmaking #filmmaking #filmisnotdead #filmmaker #filming #filmisalive #filmforever #filmfan #filmcrew #filmschool #filmmakers #filmmagic #filmmakinglife

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HAPPY SUNDAY! This is one of my fave #stills from one of the #projects that is dear to my heart. This was the first #music video I've ever directed! In #2005 we came up with the #crazy #concept to shoot a #musicvideo starring #indie #darlings #tracyshedd . The video for #jumpingwaves ended up being a success! Filmed by talented #dırectorofphotography @cinejen #jenbraddock , we had an awesome time! Check it out on #youtube ! Filmed partly on #16mmfilm , it turned out to be a lovely piece! . . . @cadet001 @thebraddock #followus #filmmaking #filmflorida #floridafilm @tracyshedd # #film #filmmaking #filmflorida #entertainthis #geraldjacksonjr #followus #followusnow #geraldjacksonjr #director #cinematographer #filmdirector @jacksonvillefilmfestival @youtube @vimeo #blackfilm #blackfilmmaking #blackfilmdirector

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Top photos & videos on #blackfilmmaking

Dec 2019

Leave it all on the court! . Colorist: @kailmd

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3 weeks ago

Follow the official page for our new web series @opticsfalls . . Actress: @sweet_thuggin19 Producer: @mariathecreative 2nd AC: @thatssonaj Wardrobe: @knittingsandthings Production company: @eazedayent Director/ writer: @stephthedirector

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Will probably spend at least three or four days a week grabbing B roll of this incredibly dead town and it’s waterways. There’s always something to do I’m pretty excited for whenever this ends because I’m going to have an endless supply of things ready to put out there and move forward even more . . . . . #Film #FilmMaker #Filmmaking #Art #Artist #ArtistOfInstagram #BlackFilmMaker #BlackFilmmaking #NewJersey #JerseyShore #covid_19 #Writer #ScreenWriter #ScreenWriting #ScreenWritersOfInstagram #Writer #Writing #writerscommunity #writersofig #bmpcc #Cinema #Cinematographer #Cinematography #directorofphotography #MacBook #Photo #Photographer #Photography #Production #ProductionCompany #Director

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Nov 2018

✨✨✨ Still one of the coldest openings to a movie by far. Thank you to #Nas , #DMX , #HypeWilliams , #TBoz , #TaralHicks , #MethodMan , #TyrinTurner , #LouieRankin , and the whole cast and crew associated with this hood classic. Twenty years later and if it saw it was playing I’d watch it again like its the first time. Truly transformational. #LearnHowToBagTheWeed #ThenGetMoney #Belly #BlackFilmmaking #BlackStoriesMatter #BlackExcellence #BlackLikeVanila __________________ #Repost @queenofpettysjt

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#ThrowbackThursday Me and #SAFETheSeries co-creator @Aron_ny . We are Black excellence making films for our people, by our people.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We grew up in Harlem and have lived every aspect of the story we share in the series--the good, the bad, and the ugly. These personal scars now serve as battle wounds for the storytelling of S.A.F.E.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ To look at us now you'd never know the struggles we've gone through. We are kings and thriving is our greatest form of protest.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Shot on location in NY's gritty streets, S.A.F.E gives a raw account of life for today's teenager from five distinct perspectives. Each teen has different family dynamics that often influence their paths for better or worse.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Check out the first episode on the website and tell some friends. Link in bio. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ And because filmmaking is our tool of protest we're observing #BlackAugust this month in celebrating those Black #FreedomFighters that paved the way for us to do what we do.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #Blackfilmmaking is revolutionary!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ S/O 2 cast & crew:⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @noel .calloway.films and @aron_ny ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @tashianawashington ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @ambre .anderson⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @the_jas_anderson ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @akbluez ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @muraadhaadee ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @Nakia_StylePhyle ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @tellmeastory11 ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @Itstamarafay ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @dedratate ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @sallyactor ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #blackfilms #HarlemNY #WhereAreWeSafe #blackyouthmatter #blackyouth ⁠⠀ #TellBlackStories #DirectedByNoelCalloway #DefundThePolice #ForTheCulture ⁠⠀ #MakeDopeShit #WeThePeople #blackspaces #blackfilmmaker #blackfilmsmatter ⁠⠀ #blackfilmmakers #blackfilmdirector #supportblackcreatieves ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

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222 Had The Honor Of Capturing🎬 One Most Memorable Moments🤵🏽👰🏽 Of @edwardseverafter2020 & @corsley379 Life’s. Thank You For Opportunity And We Wish You The Best In The Future💍 #222productionz #Filming #blackowned #Director #Producer #Editing #Youtube #Blackbrothers #moviemakers #independentfilmmaker #filmproduction #music #222Drip #angelnumber #shortfilms #DMVfilm #DMV #cinematography #blackfilmmaking #wedding #weddingvideo #bride #groom #loveyou

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Oct 2019

Long post 🚨:So from the conception of the idea for the story about teachers in the steam room with @fabulouslyfit29 in 2016 to the daily conversations about education with @the_real_ifeoma and @erinpride and @tracemysteps_ and all the other wonderful educators I know I decided to write a story. This story started with my mother who was a teacher to me because I sincerely believe some people were born to educate with that gift of the spirit which makes teaching just like breathing. No teaching isn’t always as effortless as breathing, but the care and love I have for this gift and profession helps me to look beyond the student and the inconveniences of politics. I’m saying all this to say I’m overwhelmed to be nearly sold out for my first showing of my film. I appreciate the support and am overwhelmed with joy and grateful ness to everyone! #thosewhocan #thosewhocant #educators #blackeducators #njindependentfilm #blackdirector #blackdirectors #blackfilmmakers #blackfilmmaking #blackactorsmatter

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