Independent Filmmaker Dante James Forms Black Pearl Media Works, LLC -



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*Emmy  award  profitable  unbiased  filmmaker, Dante  James  is  happy  to  announce  the  formation of Black Pearl Media Works, LLC (BPMW).

The  multi-media manufacturing firm has acquired partial  financing for 2 tasks; a function size documentary, God of The Oppressed and a collection of dramatic brief movies, In Our Personal Phrases.

“It has taken a few years to marshal my very own assets and domesticate a relationship with an investor who understands the significance of assets from black financiers,” James stated in discussing the     challenges  dealing with  black  filmmakers.

“We consider this strategy will defend tasks grounded in our historical past and tradition from the ‘filters’ that always include assets from entities outdoors of our group, James stated. For a few years, I  made  movies for PBS, nevertheless as a black man, unbiased filmmaker and activist coupled with the challenges black individuals face I’m dedicated to creating the strongest, and most artistic statements potential in my movies.  For me that was not attainable with PBS.  I’m not criticizing PBS or rejecting assets from   outdoors our group however inventive and editorial management is a prerequisite. My new tasks are consultant of my want to discover humanity by means of the lens of the black expertise ‘unfiltered’ by the dominate tradition.”

In Our Personal Phrases, presents a artistic chronicle of the African American expertise by way of brief     tales by iconic and lesser-known black writers, a few of whom couldn't get previous the publishing ‘filters’ they encountered.   The  idea for the  collection is grounded in self-definition paired with considerations    relating to the  degrading, shallow photographs of African People, which might be  too prevalent in company  managed media.   Sadly, many  of those  pictures are  created by  black   individuals.

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“Now with new technique of distribution, liberated black filmmakers have alternatives to redefine the pictures of black individuals. Too typically the view of black life is demeaning and perverted to the purpose that it      has turn out to be the notion of who we're and that notion is actually and figuratively destroying us. Extra correct definitions of who we're could be present in our literature,” James  stated.

Black writers have outlined their very own world, shifting past the normal definitions typically imposed on them. The brief tales of In Our Personal Phrases might be chosen by excellent African American literature students, Maryemma Graham, Ph.D. and Joycelyn Moody, Ph.D. The primary movie of the collection, THE DOLL, based mostly on a brief story by Charles W. Chesnutt was accomplished a number of years in the past. It was awarded greatest dramatic brief on the Hollywood Black Movie Pageant.

By means of the tales of Nat Turner, Bishop Henry McNeil Turner, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Rev. Traci Blackmon and others, God of the Oppressed will discover Black Liberation and Womanist Theology. Tales, characters and gospel music will rejoice and body a perspective of God inside the context of an oppressed individuals. Prof. James Cone, writer of the ebook, God of the Oppressed, will function chief educational advisor. Cone argues for a theology constructed from the experiences of black individuals who perceive God’s position in liberating these crying for the ache to finish. He challenges theologians to desert the white system defining the which means of God. Cone’s work challenges black women and men to take heed to the voices of black individuals to assemble a theology framed from their experiences.

Rev. Carl Kenney, a black liberation theology minister might be a co-producer. Kenney stated. “Let my individuals go, is the age-old cry of black individuals holding to the declare that God loves the oppressed. Black theology isn’t passive it fights for freedom whereas refuting claims of inferiority.”

God of the Oppressed is an extension of Dante James’ work as the chief producer of THIS FAR BY FAITH, the ultimate collection from Blackside Movies. Each tasks will start pre-production instantly, nevertheless BPMW is looking for further buyers/companions with those that acknowledge the home and worldwide revenue potential of those tasks, recognize black tradition and literature and are involved concerning the shallow interpretations of black experiences. Media inquiries and buyers ought to name Dante at 919-475-9879 or e-mail him at [email protected]. Job candidates can apply a

In closing James said, “these tasks would require producers, administrators, actors, screenwriters and different manufacturing personnel.   Hopefully, they are going to be  a car to place our individuals to work telling tales that   discover our experiences from our perspective.   I additionally see this work and this new firm as a     connection to my pal and mentor the late Henry Hampton.”

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