Justin Simien, an aspiring filmmaker may soon find success in Hollywood by capturing his experiences as a young black person trying to make it in the film business.
These are things we probably all either deal with or think about as black people.
Real things that we would probably appreciate in a feature film.
Check out their tumblr page here.
The goal is to find an investor that will allow him to make this movie the way he wants to make it, and the way he's going to do this is with out help and support:
"Remember when Black movies didn’t neccesarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig? Or have major plot twists timed to Gospel numbers for no apparent reason? No? Damn…
Well believe it or not there was a time when “Black Art-House” was a thing. When movies like Do The Right Thing, Hollywood Shuffle, and Boyz In Da Hood were breaking box office records as well as making us laugh, cry, and think in ways movies hadn’t before.
The humble producers of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a satire about being a black face in a white place, long to bring those days back. But we can’t do it without you!
We pieced together what resources we had to make this trailer in order to entice investors for our planned million dollar feature. Armed with this trailer and your support we plan to make this film a reality. Click here to help bring this film to theaters."I think it's a great idea and a the money would go to a great cause (if you were feeling generous today.)
Looks like a cool group of kiddos too.