Why? ‘Coz the Africans Aren’t Generic in this Movie!

Dear Comrades, What a whirlwind the past few weeks have been! Putting together all the intricate details and bringing an entire film production together is no joke! (Much less of a joke when calling in so many favors!) Thank you all for the wonderful support, contributions and enthusiasm you’ve given so far. Every ounce is […]

What Do Africans Think About Africa/ns?

Dear Comrades, As you know, I’ve spent the past three weeks preparing and raising money to shoot a short film, Suspense.  What started out as “my little film exercise” has quickly morphed into something a lot larger – and we haven’t even shot the film yet! I’m both honored and humbled by the overwhelming outpour […]

9 DAYS LEFT TO MAKE A MOVIE TOGETHER!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the support, word-spreading and contributions  that you’ve sent so far, we’re definitely feeling (and appreciating) the love! This week as energy was sagging just a little bit, one of my actors shared their experience of being here in the US and watching the PEV (Post Election Violence) […]

16 DAYS TO GO! JOIN US AND MAKE A MOVIE!

Dear Comrades, Thank you for all the contributions, support and encouragements thus far! We’re working hard getting ready for the shoot, just hired a fabulous make-up artist with lots of experience creating blood and gore (woohoo!) and continuing with the outreach to get people excited about the film! As I was working on [yet another!] […]

African-American films turning Nigerian?

Recently a friend sent me this link to an African-American movie trailer and was lamenting at how god-awful the film seemed. I clicked on the link with lowered expectations, but was surprised to find that really all it was was a Nigerian-style movie with higher production value, American accents, and without the juju! I’m not […]

Beware of the Sade!!

The day started off being super-shitty with a pinch of “punch you in the gut” today and I did the worst thing possible: put on some Sade. Now, I actually know better than that. This has happened to me before. It usually starts out with good intentions, and before you know it you’re rummaging under […]

What if: Obama was a Muslim!!!

I’m sorry, I just don’t get it. I don’t understand what all the hype is about. Seriously, the way people say that shit, you’d think he was a child-molestor and people needed to beware and keep their kids from sleeping over at the White House or something. I mean, how bad could it be, even […]

West Indian Parade

I truly, truly love the West Indian Day Parade. For me, its a celebration of culture, the gift that Africa has given to the world. I also admire how Carribean people deal with body image, they seem to have a much healthier outlook on things than most of the rest of us. I love the […]