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Presents 

 

indie power  

Sponsored by

Jean-Pierre Designs 

Free Screening and Discussion

Hosted by Red Wall Productions

Saturday, February 19, 2011

7pm 

Greetings All,

 

We are excited and proud to present iNdie Power! It's an event that embodies our mission of empowering artists to tell their own stories with ingenuity and style. Join us as we celebrate the work of emerging film artists - actors, writers and directors creating compelling stories!

 

RSVP - redwallproductions@gmail.com 

 

Sincerely,

Roz and Craig

Red Wall Productions


Dear Me
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Gifted writer, Axl Ellington, suffers through a debilitating bout of writers block for reasons that elude her in this stylistic melange of live and still photography that culminate in a colorfully climactic finish.


Featuring:  

Kimberli Carter, Russell Hornsby, Nisa Ward and Jessica Care Moore


Ka'ramuu Kush (Writer/Director)

Native Detroit actor/writer/director with roots in the NY theatre with work having played at most major international festivals. Earned his BFA in Literature, Writing and the Arts from the New School, MFA in theatre from Sarah Lawrence College and MFA from AFI Conservatory. Current work includes SOLOMON a cable series, WANTED THE SIS a feature length action drama, SUITE a feature length jazz film and MUSEBK an online cinema lounge. 


Hurts Like Love

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It's not It's always a good thing to catch the bouquet...

 

Toni Robison-May (Actress/Writer)

Originally from Oklahoma and now loving life as an actress in NYC, Toni is proud to present her first film project. She received her Theatre Arts BFA

from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and recently graduated from the renowned William Esper Studio's two year intensive acting program.Toni is an accomplished actress whose previous stage productions include Lady Windermere's Fan,

The Philadelphia Story and I Hate Hamlet. She is currently focusing on film work with two more projects in development.

www.hurtslikelove.com



The Truth About Beauty and Blogs

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A social media diva is thrown off her game when her boyfriend's web activities start to interfere with her picture perfect image.

 Kelechi Ezie (Actress/Writer)  

Kelechi is an actress and singer from the proud city of Buffalo, NY. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she studied History, Theatre & Dance. Since graduating she has performed in a variety of mediums from regional musicals to intimate Off Off Broadway houses. The Truth About Beauty and Blogs is her screenwriting debut. Look for Kelechi next month when she stars in the thriller Unidentified, directed by Kecia J. Benson and Produced by Michael Boogie Pinckney.


Gentle Cycle Only

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A short, poignant piece about love, life, and laundry.

 

Mrinalini Kamath (Writer/Producer) - Received her M.F.A. in playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School of the New School University, and her B.A. in The Writing Seminars from The Johns Hopkins University.

Her plays Roulette, Confessions from the Afterlife, Views, The Some of All Parts and many others have been performed around the country, as well as the United Kingdom, Australia and India. Her play Celestial Motions won first place in the 2005 East West Players (Los Angeles, CA) "Got Laughs?" Asian-American Comedy Play Contest. She was also a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the 2003 Sewanee Writers' Conference in Sewanee, TN, a finalist for the 2004 Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, MN, and was commissioned by Fluid Motion Theatre and Film in 2006 to write an adaptation of the story of Jason and the quest for the Golden Fleece.

Mrinalini has attended the New Play Development Workshop of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education three times as a playwright, and her short plays have been published in the Smith and Kraus anthologies. She has also been published by playscripts.com.

Now she has extended her writing talents to the silver screen, resulting in the short film What Happened on the Fourth Date, which was adapted from her much-performed play The Some of All Parts.

 

Ela Thier (Director) - Ela's credits include The Wedding Cow (writer), garnering eighteen international awards, including four Best-Feature and four Audience-Choice awards; Foreign Letters (writer-director), currently in post-production; and Puncture (story), a film starring Chris Evans, to be released 2011. Ela has written, directed, and produced over a dozen short films, including A Summer Rain, which won four Best-Short awards and screened at more than 150 venues and festivals.

 

A prolific writer, Ela's feature scripts have been selected four times by the Independent Film Week (formerly IFP Market). Among numerous recognitions, Ela was awarded a fellowship grant in screenwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2008), and was nominated for the White House Project Emerging Artist Award (2010).

 

Ela independently teaches screenwriting and film directing in New York City. She began with a class of eight students in 2006, and has since had over two-thousand working and aspiring filmmakers attend her weekly classes, weekend workshops, and evening seminars. She also teaches at the School of Visual Arts and is a graduate of the New York University film program.

 

 



Rise, Sunshine

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 Confessions of a sex worker.

 

Starring Inez Scott and Robbie Morgan

 

Inez Scott (Actor/Producer)

- Was born in Queens New York. Upon graduating high school Inez went into the Air Force where she was a computer technician and physical training leader. Inez separated from the military and attended New York Film Academy where she received a scholarship for her acting ability. After attending New York Film Academy for a semester Inez left to pursue her degree in Applied Psychology at New York University. Inspired after working on her last short film Rise Sunshine with Director Rosalyn Coleman Williams & to become a more well rounded motion picture asset Inez has returned to New York Film Academy, now for Filmmaking at Universal Studios to learn how to produce and direct. When Inez isnʼt working on being a triple threat Inez enjoys spending time with her family.

Special Preview Screening

Taharuki (Suspense)

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Set against the backdrop of the start of the devastating post-election violence that took place in Kenya in 2007/2008 and has left tens of thousands of Kenyans homeless, traumatized or dead, Taharuki (Suspense)  is the fictional account of a man and woman from opposing ethnic tribes who're working for an underground liberation movement to expose a child-trafficking cartel when something goes wrong, and they're forced to make tough choices in order to stay alive and complete their mission. Time is running out, lives are at stake, and every second counts. What they choose could change the course of history.

 

Ekwa Msangi-Omari (Writer/Director/Producer) has directed for some of the biggest TV shows in East Africa including The Agency (MNET) a 13-part TV series which she also created and show-ran; the hit show Block-D (KBC), and co-created the critically acclaimed Higher Learning (NTV). She's produced several short films including Weakness whichhas screened in New York, Nigeria, Durban and Brazil among others, and was nominated for a 2010 Kalasha Award. Most recently she wrote, directed and produced Taharuki (Suspense), a fictional short film addressing child trafficking, set against the backdrop of the devastating post-election violence which took place in Kenya in 2007/2008. The sequel film Sweet Justice is currently in development and will be shot on location in Nairobi, Kenya.Ekwa guest lectures on the topic of Contemporary African Cine-Media, is a contributing essayist to the New York African Film Festival publication Through African Eyes Vol.2: Conversations with the Directors, and is an active founding board member of Women in Film/TV-Kenya. She received her BFA in Film/TV Production from Tisch School of the Arts and an MA in African Cinema from Gallatin School of Individualized Study, both at New York University.


Sneak Preview

The Talk Man


The Talk Man

A professional listener and his unconventional mentor attempt to heal the scars of past love while barreling towards the truth of who it has turned them into. The Talk Man is a story about love and the uncomfortable situations we must face to feel it. 

 

Gene Gallerano (Director, Writer, Producer and Actor) The Talk Man is Gene's first feature film as a director.

Other Films: Running Funny, grown, Fried, Must Play Well With Others, Elle and Guy, Suicide Kids, Underdogs, Erica Wexler is Online, The Actress, Sweater Club, Skeeball and Bottle Rocket. TV: L and O, Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl. Gene is President of Neboya Films and currently in production on a documentary film about the artist, Austin Pendleton.

 


Drunken Freestyle: An Interview with 2PAC

DB - 2Pac

 

Actor, Poet, Thug, Artist and Drunk on Hennessy, Tupac Shakur, a talented yet complexed young man takes us into the process of recording a song freestyle while sharing his views on life, a day before his death.

Starring Damian Bailey as Tupac Shakur, Luigy Chery, Ren Humphrey

 

Damian Bailey (Actor, Producer, Writer)

- a versatile actor has been acting in film, theatre and TV for more than 20 years. He is the president and CEO of Glory 2 God Productions which has created 8 original plays, 3 feature films and 2 short films. His first feature GANG GIRL is distributed by Maverick Entertainment in the USA. "THE BIG WES," his second feature film, won "BEST MOCUMENTARY FEATURE" at the Hampon's International Black Film Festival.

 

Tony Clomax (Director) - With an M.F.A. in Media Arts Production and a collaborative and passionate spirit, award-winning filmmaker and WGA member Tony Clomax implements a "collaborative" approach to creating thought-provoking and entertaining content for Film, TV, Web and other innovative platforms of today. As a producer and/or editor, Mr. Clomax and his production company Maximeyes Production, LLC have collaborated on awarding-winning short films and documentaries such as October 16, Open Wound, Athena and Can She Be Saved? His directing credits consist of fan favorites MBK: My Brother's Keeper, Daddy's Pride and Joy, Reflection of Evil and Hoodman: The Projects Rising. 

 

In addition to working on his Award-Winning 12-Steps To Recovery series, which is currently on Verizon FiOS Black Broadcasting Network, Mr. Clomax has several feature scripts currently in development, as well as receiving various feature scripts to consider as a director/producer.


See you on the 19th!

RSVP - redwallproductions@gmail.com 

 

rozcraig 2010

 

Red Wall Productions

400 W. 43rd St.

New York, New York 10036


Featured Short Films
Dear Me
Hurts Like Love
The Truth About Blogs And Beauty
Gentle Cycle Only
Rise, Sunshine
Taharuki (Suspense)
The Talk Man
Drunken Freestyle: An Interview with 2PAC
Where -

Manhattan Plaza

2nd Floor

Ellington Room

 

400 W. 43rd St

SW Corner of 43rd St and 9th Ave, entrance next to Starbucks