‘Remembering Anarcha’ original score by Glorious 70mm

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Back in July, I announced the completion of my new feature documentary film Remembering Anarcha which examines the controversial history of Dr. James Marion Sims and the enslaved African women he experimented on to become known as the “father of modern gynecology.”

The film was produced by myself (Terrible Master Films,) C. DeWayne Cunningham (Carolyn Jean’s Son Visions,) and Royce Williams (803 Films.)

I also wrote and recorded some instrumental pieces for the score under my Glorious 70mm project moniker. That music is now available on Bandcamp.

 

Like all of the Glorious 70mm releases, I have this one set as “name your price,” even if zero. Yes, that means you can type in “$0.00” and download the music. However, if you’d like to help cover some film festival submission fees by throwing in a couple of bucks, my team and I would be grateful.

Keep up with the film’s progress on social media – Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.

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in·dig·e·nous

I was invited to an event recently put on by the Alabama Indigenous Coalition. On October 14, the holiday known by the state of Alabama officially as “Columbus Day/American Indian Heritage Day/Fraternal Day,” the Coalition held a “Call to Action Rally and Info Session to Abolish Columbus Day.”

The event was held in 1977 Books, located in Kress on Dexter, and was followed by a march to the State Capitol and a smudging ceremony.

I decided to film some footage and a couple of interviews while attending the event, and I’ve put together a short documentary film about the event, titled in·dig·e·nous.

The film can be seen on YouTube.

A photographer with the Montgomery Advertiser was there as well. They published some photos here. (I look like I’m about to get hit by a car in one of them 🙂)

Thanks for reading/watching.

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Authenticity = good + bad

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I talk about authenticity a lot, so in order for me to be authentic and not hypocritical, I try to be open about things.

A lot has been going on recently. A friend and I have started working on a new documentary project, and this weekend I was part of the Ozone Songwriter Festival, which has been great.

I’ve gotten to hang out with friends, meet new friends, hear and perform music, and work on film stuff. Good things have been happening.

This weekend also marked two years since my mom died.

It’s still hard. It still sucks. I miss her.

For me to be authentic, I have to talk about the bad times as well as the good, and sometimes, such as in this case, they hit at the same time.

I think about loss a lot – it’s probably a side effect of depression – and social media reminds me of the friends I’ve lost, and good times that are gone.

Maybe I romanticize the past. Maybe that’s normal. I don’t know what counts as normal; I just know how I think.

I don’t really have a big overall point to this post, I suppose. Maybe it’s just a reminder that social media can be fake, along with my attempt to be real – authentic – within that realm.

Anyway, hug your loved ones, and tell your friends you love them.

Thanks for reading. Much love.

CloverJam 2019

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On Saturday, Royce Williams (producer, Remembering Anarcha) and I headed out to CloverJam in Montgomery’s Cloverdale area to test out some camera gear. We figured it would be a good area to shoot some video, especially with it being a street party.

Anyway, I put this video together with footage from the event, and I decided to use a BARRENS track for the music in it because, well, why not? So check out the video footage set to the song “Stay” from the album <Content>Obsolete.

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Rumor Has It

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I got a sneak peek of Rumors, which opens tomorrow (Oct. 3) at the Cloverdale Playhouse, and I highly recommend it. It’s fast-paced and funny, with a great cast and crew.

I helped C. DeWayne Cunningham with the promo for it. See that on YouTube. #TMFCJSV

Speaking of Mr. Cunningham, have you seen his new short What’cha Gone Do? Be sure to check that out on Vimeo. It’s funny, and it was a fun project to work on.

That’s about it for updates this time… except… well… the title of this post is actually a song, so I guess I’ll post that too:

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