1. Chris Dean’s heart stopped when he was two. He died but he came back. When Chris was five, his father was murdered, riddled by more than 20 bullets in a gang shootout. At age 18, Chris gained national attention when he introduced President Barack Obama at his high school graduation. Chris is an observer and philosopher who has always had a few things to say about life from his vantage point in South Memphis. He and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Alan Spearman walked the neighborhood for eight weeks observing and recording what became the script of As I Am. This film floats through this remarkable young man's landscape, revealing the lives that have shaped his world. Poetic and powerful imagery, captured by Spearman and cinematographer Mark Adams, combines with the young philosopher’s trenchant observations about life.

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  2. A short film by Kahlil Joseph featuring music from the Flying Lotus album.

    Buy the album: flying-lotus.com/until-the-quiet-comes/

    Director: Kahlil Joseph
    Photography: Matthew J. Lloyd
    Producer: Omid Fatemi
    Underwater Cameraman / 1st AC: David Edsall
    Editor: Luke Lynch
    Steadicam: Dana Morris
    VFX: Josh Foster @ Synapse FX
    Additional FX: Andy Curtis
    Color: Sean Coleman @ Company3
    Titles: Stephen Serrato
    Stylist: Elizabeth Birkett-Gibbs
    Music: Flying Lotus
    Production/Camera Assistant: Marcus Reposar
    Location Manager: Big Flip

    Talent: Solomon Gibbs, Storyboard P, Ishmael Gibbs and Edwin Marcelin

    Special Thanks to Laura Tunstall, Chris Gibbs, Alan Algee, Rodney Passe, Patrick O’Brien-Smith, Panavision and the community of Nickerson Gardens

    Filmed on 35mm in Los Angeles, CA

    # vimeo.com/48551671 Uploaded 428K Plays 194 Comments
  3. Director Kahlil Joseph explores the little-known all-black rodeo subculture in Oklahoma in a film scored by experimental musician Flying Lotus.
    Read the full feature on NOWNESS: http://bit.ly/1n1DzoB

    A film by Kahlil Joseph the-most.com/

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  4. This was the first film i made. It was shot on 35mm and was put together with blood sweat and tears. The film is based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and was a great learning opportunity.

    # vimeo.com/6749976 Uploaded 248 Plays 2 Comments
  5. Director Orlando von Einsiedel allows 12-year-old Amina Dibir to talk about her dreams and the low status of girls in Nigeria, but not by interviewing her. Instead, he literally gives her a voice on the fictitious radio station Radio Amina, where she can broadcast all her ideas and opinions. "Girls can be presidents, run companies, or even fly to space!"
    The film alternates back and forth between the gray reality of Amina, one of the many young street peddlers in the country, and a much brighter, more colorful world. The image blurs, the buttons of the sound studio come into focus, and the "On Air" light goes on. Von Einsiedel films a cross-section of the Nigerian population as they listen to Radio Amina. From a farmer and his camels to a group of young girls in headscarves, they listen to Amina's radio show and react to it. When Amina says that her country is run by a bunch of fat men in ties, she generates some serious laughter. Despite the many lighter notes, her story is also about why she can't go to school and has no hope for a better future. Is it only because she's a girl?
    The film was made for Girl Hub and to find out more about some of the issues at the heart of the film please go to: girlhub.org
    Film Credits:
    Director / Producer Orlando von Einsiedel
    Cinematographer Franklin Dow
    Editor Katie Bryer
    Composer Patrick Jonsson
    Assistant Producer Patrick Vernon
    Executive Producers Ben Gallagher, Jumoke Adekunle, Mark Sanderson & Jon Drever
    The film has been officially selected into a number of festivals including:
    IDFA 2011
    Toronto International Film Festival kids programme 2012
    Brief Encounters 2011
    London Short Film Festival 2012

    # vimeo.com/44579365 Uploaded 641 Plays 1 Comment

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