Hello folks been awhile since dropped last blog. Experienced some delays with production of the film but best believe we still working on film.
Currently working on new website for film. Where you be able to get updates on film and interviews with cast and crew. We also have Men’s and women’s Black Fist, Chocolate city shirts. If you interested in shirt hit us up. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter as well.
Well it’s officially fall and we approaching our schedule as we go into production for Black Fist, Chocolate City.
In October we will be having local casting in Washington DC. We are looking for African American Males 18-30s, Females 18-30s. Males that are Athletes,Martial artist, or military types encouraged to apply. Females that are also Athletes are encouraged to apply.
Auditions at casting call will be for lead but will also be looking for background talent. Non Union talent.
All those interested email short bio and headshots to firstname.lastname@example.org we will follow up with email with more details of location, date and time. Maryland and Virginia residents are also welcome!
Hope everyone’s staying cool during this crazy heat wave were having. Just wanted to give you update on progress of the film.
Film campaign ended on indiegogo couple weeks ago. Big shout out everyone that donated towards the film. Unfortunately we didn’t meet our goal and are exploring other ways to get funding for the film. Still pushing forward though.
In September we be having casting call in Washington DC area for the film. There’s a lot talent actors in DC/ DMV area and we’re really excited about it. Will post details soon and if your interested in audition for role or would like to join crew email us at Beneathdasurface4@gmail.com
In meanwhile we still have Black Fist shirts available. Get yours today before they run out. Thanks again for the support.
Summers in full swing and with only one month left we just just got a bunch of cool “Black Fist, Chocolate City” T-shirts!
We got a lot people that were interested in t-shirts. So we decide to offer t-shirts as a cool perk to those who donate $25 you get your very own shirt with films logo. We have limited amount so it’s real big deal! Just think how exculsive you will look.
Only 6 more days to contribute! http://t.co/gJB4sqIWdL #SupportIndieFilm BlackFist Chocolate city
9 days left! Where did time go! There’s still time left to donate to our film. We just got cool perks in. Posters and T-shirts which will post later. But if you need know why you should donate check out this video from Actor Producer Nelson Gadson. Thank you for your continued support!
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Do you support Black film and Art? Want see a movie that’s funny, sexy but talks about real issues too. Support our film!
Funders get awesome perks for contributing. You can donate as little as a $1 We need $10,000 to make it happen. Help us meet our goal before it ends on July 25. Visit campaign
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Tommorow join us for #Supportindiefilm 12-2pm est on Twitter. 27 days left so please help promote campaign. You can tweet our hashtag #fistup with #supportindiefilm and this link http://igg.me/at/blackfistcc/x/10330741 Thanks for your support!
Hey what’s going on many people asked well what Black Fist, Chocolate City about? Here’s a quick synopsis of the film. Still time to donate check link below.
Greg is back. After bravely serving four tours of duty in Afghanstian and Iraq, Greg — a decorated Marine — has returned home to his native Washington D.C. to begin the next chapter of his life. As Greg walks along the streets of our nation’s capital, he can’t believe how much everything has changed. His old neighborhood has been gentrified and he doesn’t like it. Rich elitists have invaded Chocolate City. When Greg reunites with his old friends, they discuss the issues affecting the city and what they can do about it. Each raises a Black Fist in solidarity. They vow to take action. But before they can do something about it, Greg is almost sideline by a beautiful yoga instructor. Sparks fly and tempers flare. Will Greg be able to complete his next mission or will his drive be compromised by intense attraction? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/black-fist-chocolate-city–2/x/10330741#/story
Just wanted to take time to say thank you to all people who have donated or who have shared our campaign with thier family and friends. We realize during these tough times everyone is not able to donate. So we do appreciate those of you have spread the word via social media.
Check out new video update!
Please continue to help us get the word out about the film. There still time to donate as well https://t.co/n1OJveTruj
Hope everyone had great week!
Good Evening everyone!
People been asking how did I come up with idea for Black fist, Chocolate city. So I thought I would explain what our Indie Film is about.
Three years ago while working out in LA was talking with my friend Ellison about history of blaxiplation and lack of strong black superheroes in film.
Original we had thought of different title and talked about doing a film along the lines of a comedy . But as I began to actually write the script there was a lot current issues (police brutality, Travon murder and racism) going on felt to touch on social issues in the film.
Black fist represents strong symbol in our communites so I wanted to incorporate that in the film. The character Greg who returns home a veteran who’s passionate about finding a way to reconnect and give back to his community.
The location of the film I felt was key in telling the story. Washington DC I felt was a perfect setting for a story that could not only show grimmy hoods and streets but a thriving African American community of professionals. I also had personal connection with DC having lived there and having close friends and family that are native Washingtonians.
Chocolate City is nickname for Washington DC because of the large number of African American residents. With this film I wanted to show issues that affect the black communites in the district. Wanted to show how gentrification has affected some these areas. Sure DC was once considered Homicide City but was also home to many black owned business on Ustreet, Hstreet and Georgia Avenue. It was also home to legendary artist in Jazz, R&B, and Gogo music.
Our goal with this film is show the side of Washington that is rarely talked about. Helps us make this happen. There’s a million ways to help you can donate as little as $1 or simple get word out on this special film. Use hashtags #blackfist #bfcc #blackfistchocolatecity linkis below thanks for you support!