Archive for Sharp Thoughts
Let me introduce you to my friend Preston. He enjoys spontaneous interviews in backyards.
Her name is Sybrina Fulton and obviously she’s been through a lot so seeing her do something like this is incredible. I hope you cherish your mom in every way imaginable this Sunday.
Dr. King’s last speech. Definitely a legacy to carry on.
Dig — Trailer
I met Josh in 2006, we both happened to be hanging out at the MTV Movie Awards after party and while I was there for the free drinks, he was there for a much better reason. Josh made a movie while he was at Fordham University called The Beautiful Lie that won him the Golden Popcorn for Best Film On Campus.
We stayed in touch and ended up working together on a few music videos for Mateo like the one for Get To Know Me which I executive produced and he directed. Josh is the type of guy who brings great ideas and passion to whatever he works on, whether it’s one of his films or a low budget music video.
I got a chance to see his latest short film Dig a few weeks ago at a screening he had for the cast, crew and friends. It was powerful. Dig challenges notions of morality and justice. Any simple conclusions you might be tempted to come to get something hefty to chew on. It’s a film about a young, jewish Holocaust survivor who, twenty years following his exodus from Europe, sees the Nazi responsible for his family’s death. The young man kidnaps the old man, drags him out to the desert and orders him to dig his own grave. I won’t give away anymore but if you’re in Los Angeles I highly recommend you get a ticket for it’s world premiere happening this Saturday at the 2011 LA Shorts Fest. Click here for details.
The polar opposites of media clashed to debate Common’s invitation to the White House and this was the epic broadcast that ensued. Another example of why Jon Stewart is my hero.
Insight from a real soldier -Mark Daily- R.I.P.
To check out his incredible blog Why I Joined click HERE
More of a short film than just a video.
More of a commentary on war than just simple entertainment.
Directed by Romain Gavras.