Capital City Black Film Festival 2015


Whew! It’s been an amazing last couple of days at the Cap City Black Film Festival in Austin, Texas! I met some really talented people and saw some fantastic films. The pic below is myself, Julius Tennon (aka Mr. Viola Davis lol) and hip hop artist Da’Shade Moonbeam, who provided music for Cornered and had his own project shown, An Anthology of Us, a mixture of martial arts, music video, and spoken word. Really well done.

Me, Julius Tennon, and Da'Shade Moonbeam

Me, Julius Tennon, and Da’Shade Moonbeam

So how did the viewing of Cornered go? It went really well! Some of the cast and crew members were in attendance:

Left to Right: James Thistleton (composer), Michael S Moore, Joe H Lee (DP), Donald Brooks (Adam Matrix) Bobby Hernandez (Richter) and Kerry Ramsay (Deveroux)

Left to Right: James Thistleton (composer), Michael S Moore, Joe H Lee (DP), Donald Brooks (Adam Matrix) Bobby Hernandez (Richter) and Kerry Ramsay (Deveroux)

We did a 45 minute Q&A, which was a first for me in any medium and truly great. We made a tiny announcement (heh) that will be revealed later this year! I can’t wait to share it with you all!

There were so many films shown I don’t know where to start, but the festival ended with the powerful film Freeway: Crack In The System. Check out the trailer below:

and I even got to talk to the man himself, Freeway Rick Ross:

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The film shows his involvement with introducing crack to the United States, and how the Iran/Contra affair is also involved, and the reporter who revealed the truth about the government’s role in all of it. Powerful, powerful storytelling.

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So where else can Cornered be seen? Well, Cornered’s next appearance will be at the Action On Film Festival in Monrovia, California Sept 18-27th! I am trying to make plans to be there, and I’ll keep you all informed! Thanks to Winston Williams and the Capital City Black Film Festival for having Cornered and providing such a wonderful venue! @capcitybff

Stay Tuned! 

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