The time that everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived. The Red Carpet Film Premiere event for “The Greatest Stories Never Told part 2” will premiere on August 28, 2021, at the 24:1 Cinema. Although I have sold out numerous theatres for the other films that I have done, this premiere is very important to me and dear to my heart. When I first started writing and directing short films, I wanted to bring them to life as a collective. Don’t get me wrong, it was great sending them off to film festivals, but I wanted the audience to watch them as a unit. The films I write always touch on important topics that get swept under the rug such as bullying, mental illness and racism. I call this program the Greatest Stories Never Told because these fictional narratives are an expression of issues that we face on a daily basis but never create dialogue to come up with a solutions. People have become engaged with explosive CGI films and soap opera dramas that true storytelling has been lost and almost wiped away from history. I feel that I solely bring that true essence of storytelling back with these phenomenal works of art. I first started this series back in 2017 at the St Louis Galleria Theater premiering The Greatest Stories Never Told part 1.
This year, I hit the lab hard; along with Pure Reflection Productions, producing a variety of strong films from different genres. Also, I have added two more never released films with 35Multimedia titled Daddy’s Little Princess and another film I co-directed with my partner of four years Stacey White titled, Replay. I have a phenomenal cast who took on the dire task of making sure they created powerful characters to bring my vision to life in these motion pictures. My production company, 4 Feet Off The Ground Productions has been picking up steam this year and four of my films have already been selected to festivals. Below I have posted a brief synopsis for each film that will premiere on August 28th.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
A one-take short film. A man is standing on the corner singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. By the end, We find out why.
A powerful story detailing the trials and tribulations that Black men face every day in society. Demarcus is having one of the worst days of his life. He makes a decision that will change his life forever.
I’m Not A Racist
Uncle Wyatt, who teaches at an inner-city school walks in on his family having an unpleasant conversation. He makes a decision that shocks his entire family.
Gary is fed up with infidelity, His rage leads him down a path of no return.
David and Melissa argue over tipping the waiter for bad service. Who will prevail in their argument?
It’s Me Michael
Michael goes to visit his sick Grandma in the hospital and they have an interesting conversation about being able to let go.
Daddy’s Little Princess
Carlos is on a path of destruction. He receives a phone call that makes him question everything he has done.
Kevin, dealing with mental illness all his life, makes a decision that will change his life forever
Once I finished with post-production and had to choose a theatre for the premiere, It was only right that I chose the prestigious 24:1 Cinema. This theatre is very special because of the value and honor it brings to its customers. 24:1 Cinema opened November 6, 2015, consisting of 375 seats. I applaud this theater because they are not connected to any corporate chain yet they still screen the top-notch films. Their staff is extremely nice and friendly. The theatre is owned by the community, Beyond Housing. a collaborative effort between 24 municipalities who believe in the all-for-one model of things with community leaders who actually live in the neighborhood. General Manager David King makes sure that the theater runs smoothly and that the audience members are always pleased with their experience, “The residents wanted a place to watch movies in their own community, and these past five and a half years have put a smile on many faces,” said David King.