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Exciting news! Two of our AFFRM filmmakers — Andrew Dosunmu (Restless City) and Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere, I Will Follow) — are currently finalists for the Heineken Affinity Award! Sponsored by Tribeca Film Institute, this award was established to celebrate and create awareness and dialogue around the work of African American filmmakers. As I’m sure you know, independent filmmaking isn’t easy. It takes resources, collaboration and yes, money. The Affinity grand prize is $20,000.If so compelled, please rally behind Andrew and Ava in next steps of their journey.
Cast your vote for AVA here: http://affinity.strutta.com/entry/1205618
Cast your vote for ANDREW here: http://affinity.strutta.com/entry/1205789
I’ve been voting every day. There is no limit to how many times we can vote! The last day of voting is March 29, 2013. I hope you’ll join me in supporting our indie voices.
In less than one year, Nomadness LLC has launched one of the most innovative travel groups, taking Facebook by storm. Boasting over 3,500 members from over two-dozen countries, the invitation-only Nomadness Travel Tribe is the new home for urban nomads, shattering the myth that people of color don’t travel.
NY, New York, November 20, 2012-
Nomadness LLC, launched in April 2012, has positioned itself as the new cool kid in travel business. Specifically, its social media arm, the Nomadness Travel Tribe, has pushed itself into the forefront to create a voice for an underrepresented demographic of world nomads. With stats that include seventy percent female, and ninety percent Black and Latino travelers, the Tribe has become an international family for those that prefer an urban stylistic of international vagabonding.
On the day to day, the Tribe functions as an online resource in which members have real time conversations about advice, anecdotes, photography, video, and the do’s and don’ts of hopping around the globe. It’s not unusual for a member who is stranded in a country to post a thread asking for help searching for lodging/transportation and being bombarded with options within minutes, from members all over the world.
In an effort to take the conversation offline, Tribe members are known for their weekly international Meet Ups, as well as the NomadnessX trips that the business core, High Council Members, organize on behalf of the group. Within the first year of conception, there have been five group trips (Panama, Spain, Germany, Toronto, Dominican Republic). The first of which had eighteen members in Bocas Del Toro, Panama and was recounted in the July 2012 Issue of Ebony Magazine.
“Being a young, Black female who traveled to over ten countries, and lived on three continents by the time I was twenty-five, I never found a travel group that spoke to me. They were boring and didn’t relate to my style or background. The entrepreneur in me said ‘Good, I’m going to create it,’ says Nomadness LLC Founder and Nomadness Travel Tribe creator, Evita Turquoise Robinson. In 2011, Robinson was noted by Clutch Magazine, as one of the ‘Top 11 Black Women Inspiring Us to Travel’. It was her wanderlust, and young energy that became the catalyst to launch into the travel industry, fully occupying this sector unlike anyone before her had done.
The Nomadness Travel Tribe’s 1 Year Anniversary was this past September 30th, and over one hundred fifty members traveled to New York City, from all over the world to meet face to face, at the Miss Jessie’s™ Hair Care and Hotel BPM™ sponsored event. In addition, Robinson launched the Nomadness College Tour Series, with a focus on presenting to HBCU’s and diversity based clubs on college campuses, to spread the idea of travel after college.
For more information, Nomadness LLC is currently scheduling interviews with Founder, Evita Robinson in print, radio, online, and segmented television media formats. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at 845/590-9248.
NOMADNESS TRAVEL TRIBE PROMO VIDEO (1:16) : http://youtu.be/18ZK7x7p4WQ
EVITA ROBINSON BIO: http://nomadnesstv.com/evie/
TRIBE MEMBER PHOTOS: http://nomadnesstv.com/travel-tribe-photos/
Directed by Neema Barnette an African American Filmmaker who has also directed for A Different World and the Cosby Show. Not only is this a faith based film but it was also a dramatic thriller based in New Orleans. Bishop Jakes and Neema Barnette have definitely raised the bar for faith based films
Kari Ames is a successful real estate agent. She is a college graduate and dedicated wife and mother. Her husband, David Ames, is a well-respected author, lecturer and Dean of the Humanities Department at Xavier University. They seem to have the perfect life until the kidnapping of their 4 year old daughter, Mikayla, turns their fairytale lives and marriage into a nightmare. Over the course of seven days the couples search to find their daughter. As dark secrets of Kari’s past surface she struggles to find truth in her identity and peace within herself. While David deals with the reality of his daughter missing he is plagued with guilt of his own infidelities. Danger awaits the couple at every turn and the faith they once leaned on loses ground under false pretenses and the demons that haunt them. With only six days to find their daughter, whom is presumed to be abducted by a local serial killer, the couple races against time, their own insecurities and dark secrets to save her.
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.” Edward Everett Hale
Ideas are commodities to be exchanged and traded on the open market of communication, remember you are not your ideas. Trade the weak ones for stronger well thought out ideas, dump stock when it is no longer applicable.
Chris Martinez of Dynamic Duo explains and demonstrates the Train Loco Ab Exercise. Okay ladies lets get it!!
The Art Institute of New York
Casting Director: Sarah Ocea
Interview Date: August 19, 2011
Shoot Dates: Late Oct & Early Nov
Location: Brooklyn and Harlem
Respond to Irrmindproductions@gmail.com BY 4 PM TUE 8/16
This is a short film about two friends that after a run in with law enforcement are seperated and changed. One friend goes to live with his Uncle who is a Minister, and he begins to develope a relationship the God. The other friend moves deeper and deeper into a life of crime and becomes bitter about his friends change and starts to lash out.
[UNCLES JAMS] 40+ (African American, Hispanic, or Multi-Ethnic male)(Supporting)
[MICHAEL] 18- 21yr old (Hispanic or Multic-Ethnic male)(Main)
[DAMIAN] 18- 21yr old (African American Male)(Supporting)
[MOM] 35-45yr old approx African American Female) (Supporting)
[AMBER] 18- 21yr old (African American Female)(Supporting)