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Still Standing: Pharoahe Monch & Jill Scott

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty: World Premiere 2012 Sundance Film Festival

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty? is a feature film by Terence Nance.

You’ve just arrived home after a bad day. Scratch that. You’ve just arrived home after a bad month. You’re broke. You’re lonely, even though you live in the biggest city in America. Generally speaking, you’re in a funk. You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism. You seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You’ve rushed home this particular evening to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you’ve missed a call. There’s a voicemail. She tells you that she won’t be seeing you tonight. ‘An Oversimplification of Her Beauty’ drops you into the shoes of an eccentric young artist, as thoughts, emotions, and memories race through his mind during this singular moment in time.

Vous venez d’arriver à la maison après une mauvaise journée. Scratch cela. Vous venez d’arriver à la maison après un mauvais mois. Vous êtes fauché. Vous êtes solitaire, même si vous vivez dans la plus grande ville en Amérique. Généralment, vous êtes dans un funk. Vous n’avez, cependant, avoir un motif d’optimisme doux. Vous semblez avoir capté l’attention d’une dame intrigante jeune. Vous avez précipité à la maison ce soir-là pour nettoyer votre appartement avant elle vient. Dans votre hâte, vous voyez que vous avez manqué un appel. Il ya une boîte vocale. Elle vous dit qu’elle ne sera pas vous voir ce soir. «Une simplification de sa beauté’ vous dépose dans la peau d’un artiste excentrique jeunes, comme la race des pensées, des émotions et de souvenirs dans son esprit pendant ce moment singulier dans le temps.

Native Sun: a Short Film

Native Sun is a short film that features all new music from Blitz the Ambassadors second studio album of the same name. Directed by Terence Nance and Blitz the Ambassador, the film follows Mumin, a precocious young boy who makes the long trip to Accra from his home in the Ghana’s rural northern region. He leaves having just experienced his mothers death, her last words to him a directive to travel to Accra and find the father he has never met. Along the journey he experience’s Ghana as only a child can and in so doing expands our view of what the continent is and what it will be.

Clap: a Short Film

Clap is a short film directed by Terence Nance, Original score by Lion’s Share Music Group, Director of Photography Shawn Peters. Starring Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire), Kim Howard & Josiah Small. Clap is Pharoahe Monch’s first visual from W.A.R. (We Are Rengades) out March 22nd. Clap is a 10 minute short film a police raid gone dramatically wrong. It is based on the story of Ayanna Jones. A 9 year old girl murdered and burned alive by the police in Detroit, Michigan.

Casting Call for Brooklyn-based Web Series!

Cereus Arts is casting for the upcoming narrative web series called FAMILY FIRST. Production takes place from mid-March through April 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Below you’ll find audition information and a short synopsis for the series. Copy, credit, meals, and travel will be provided.

Directed by Chanelle Aponte Pearson, Media MVMT
Produced by Jade Foster & Alyssa Hollins, Cereus Arts

To reserve an audition time slot, please send or bring headshot, resume and performance links (if available) to 195Lewis@gmail.com. Walk-ins welcome.

Audition Dates:
Saturday, February, 16, 2013,11:00AM-2:00PM
Saturday, February, 23, 2013, 11:00AM-2:00PM

Synopsis
FAMILY FIRST follows four fierce women as they navigate the pussies, parties and potlucks in New York City’s queerest borough, Brooklyn.

It is a crucial time at 195 Lewis. Ambitious entrepreneur, Yuri Battle struggles to balance her grueling career as an artist and the kinks of her open relationship. Yuri’s longtime girlfriend, Camille Darby is currently unemployed and busies herself with retail therapy while ensuring that her smart-ass little sister, Staceyanne, doesn’t let any yellow dresses distract her from graduation. It’s just another Paper Over Pussy party at one-nine-five when Yuri’s college friend, Kris Wilkerson, pops up on her stoop…

Join Yuri, Camille, Staceyanne and Kris as they confront the challenges of work, womanhood and the world while redefining what it means to be FAMILY.

Click here for more details on character descriptions: http://195lewis.tumblr.com/castingcall

Black Hand Side: a music video

Black Hand Side is a music video directed by Terence Nance, produced at the Media MVMT. Love