Due to YouTube swallowing up my content early this year as I tried to merge accounts, I submit to you City Encounters, a series of short films I directed with the help of a great crew, inspired by my improv comedy and musician friends back in 2016.
The premise of the series was to feature my friends in loosely outlined scenarios where in most cases, things would spiral out of hand. These shorts were shot in the span of 2 days across New York City, and was actually written about!
I recently had the pleasure of collaborating in the production of the recent Collecting Recollections series with Newtown Alive!, a cultural heritage preservation project,”that aims to trace the 100-year history of the African American community of Newtown.” Hosted by Newtown Alive! Founder and ABC7 TV Host Vickie Oldham, the interviewers with Shelia Atkins, Sheila Sanders, and Odessa Butler captured childhood memories of Newtown, their experiences of segregation and activism during the civil rights era, and their impact within the Newtown and Sarasota community. It was a exceptional experience to listen to their stories, and I hope you will too!